Cidade de Itaguai FPSO anchors in Lula field

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) reported that the Cidade de Itaguai floating production, storage, and offloading vessel has arrived at the Iracema Norte area of Lula field in the Santos basin presalt.

The unit features a production capacity of 150,000 bo/d, can compress 8 million cu m/day of natural gas, can store 1.6 million bbl of oil, and has an injection capacity of 264 b/d of water. It will be connected to eight producing wells and nine injection wells. Oil production is expected to begin in the third quarter. Gas will be transported to shore by subsea pipeline.

A consortium of Schahin Group and Modec Inc. was tasked with converting the hull, constructing and integrating the modules, and operating the unit. The group also was responsible for the Cidade de Mangaratiba FPSO that deployed last year to the Iracema South area (OGJ Online, Aug. 18, 2014), where production launched in October (OGJ Online, Oct. 15, 2014).

Cidade de Itaguai is anchored in 2,240 m of water 240 km offshore Rio de Janeiro. The Iracema Norte area lies on exploratory block BM-S-11, operated by Petrobras with 65% interest alongside partners BG E&P Brasil Ltda. 25% and Petrogal SA Brasil 10%.

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