Petrobras transports P-66 hull to Brazilian shipyard

Offshore staff 

RIO DE JANEIROPetrobras is transporting the hull of P-66, the first platform in a series of eight “replicant” FPSOs being constructed to meet oil production demands in Brazil. This is the first FPSO hull completely built in Brazil.

Having left the Rio Grande 1 shipyard in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, P-66 is now on its way to the Brasfels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, where it is expected to arrive on Dec. 18. At Brasfels, the modules will be installed on the hull, and equipment and systems will be integrated, interconnected and tested.

The 54-m-wide (177-ft-wide) hull, which is 288 m (945 ft) long, will be moored at a water depth of 2,200 m (7,218 ft).

P-66 will be deployed in the Lula field, on the Lula South module, in the presalt of Santos basin, which is operated by Petrobras (65%) in partnership with BG E&P Brasil (25%) and Petrogal Brasil (10%).


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...