Production under way at Shell and Petrobras deepwater FPSO in Brazil’s pre-salt

Deepwater production has begun at the floating production, storage and offloading vessel FPSO P-66 offshore Brazil, a joint venture of Brazil’s state oil firm Petrobras and a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell.

FPSO P-66, located in the Lula South field of the resource-rich pre-salt of the Santos Basin 160 miles off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, is positioned in a 2,150-metre water depth.

It is capable of processing 150,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic metres of gas per day.

Petrobras is the operator and has a 65% stake in the venture, Shell’s subsidiary BG E&P Brasil has a 25% holding and the rest is held by a subsidiary of Portugal’s Galp, Petrogal Brasil.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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