AUGUST 26, 2013 — Petrobras reports that the P-63 FPSO was temporarily located in Ilha de Santana, in Macaé (RJ) on Friday. The unit is now on its way to its final location in the Campos Basin with the help of tugs after undergoing some additional changes needed to meet environmental licensing conditions at the Papa Terra field, operated by Petrobras (62.5%) in partnership with Chevron (37.5%).
The unit has a capacity to process 140 thousand barrels of oil and compress one million cu.m of gas per day and is scheduled to start production on October 23.
The P-63 was converted into an FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) from the tanker BW Nisa at the Cosco Shipyard in China, with the latter stages of construction carried out in Brazil at the QUIP/Honorio Bicalho construction site in Rio Grande (RS). The services were carried out by the Quip consortium (Queiroz Galvão, UTC, Iesa and Camargo Correa) and BW Offshore and employed about 1,500 workers at peak construction.
The conversion was carried out on schedule, but some additional work had to be carried out when a change in the underwater layout of the wells it will serve brought new environmental licensing requirements.
Hull Dimensions (length x width. x height) 340 m x 58 m x 28 m
Accommodation: for 110 people
Total topside weight (deck/modules): 18,500 tons
Local Content of the Stationary Production Unit: 65%
Oil Production: 140,000 barrels per day
Gas Compression: One million m3 per day
Water Injection: 340,000 barrels per day
Investment: US$ 1.3 billion