IPOJUCA, Brazil – A completion ceremony for FPSO P-62 was held Dec. 17 at the Estaleiro Atlântico Sul (EAS) shipyard. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Petrobras CEO Graça Foster attended.
Several local and international vendors were engaged in the construction of the FPSO. Topside valves were supplied by British maker Oliver Valves. Aker Solutions supplied the sulfate removal plant. Brazilian engineering contractor Empresa Brasileira de Engenharia (EBE) assembled the FPSO modules.
The FPSO is capable of producing 180,000 b/d of oil and the natural gas compression capacity is 6 MMcm/d (211 MMcf/d). The unit will be deployed at the Roncador oil field in the Campos basin, at a water depth of 1,545 m (5,070 ft).
A year ago, a flare tower on P-62 snapped free of its cables during a hoist and fell to the ground as it was being installed. Since then, the scheduled completion of P-62 has been a major concern throughout the shipbuilding industry.