RIO DE JANEIRO – Petrobras started up production platform P-58 operations on March 17 in the complex known as Parque das Baleias, off the coast of Espírito Santo state, in the Campos basin, in line with the company’s 2014-2018 Business and Management Plan First production is through the well 7-BFR-7-ESS, a presalt reservoir producer.
P-58 is 85 km (53 mi) off the coast, at a water depth of 1,400 m (4,593 ft). It is part of the North project of Parque das Baleias, which encompasses production from the Baleia Franca, Cachalote, Jubarte, Baleia Azul, and Baleia Anã fields.
In the upcoming months, 15 production wells (eight presalt and seven postsalt), along with nine injection wells, will be interconnected to P-58 through 250 km (155 mi) of flexible pipelines and two subsea manifolds that transfer oil from the wells to the platform.
The FPSO can process 180,000 b/d of oil and 6 MMcm/d (212 MMcf/d) of natural gas. Shuttle tankers will carry oil from the platform, while a pipeline will transport natural gas to the Cacimbas gas treatment unit in the municipality of Linhares, in Espírito Santo state.