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Oil & Gas Offshore Production in Bauna Oilfield Starts

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

Petrobras taps into the Baúna field in the Southern Santos Basin of the coast of Brazil: The company has just started production from a subsea well at the Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit (FPSO) Cidade de Itajaí. Starting with some 12,000 barrels per day, production capacity will be expanded with the development of ten other wells.

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Petrobras tanker leaving a Brazilian harbour. The country has become an independent producer of heavy crudes, yet still imports lighter crudes for the processing of domestic oil.
Petrobras tanker leaving a Brazilian harbour. The country has become an independent producer of heavy crudes, yet still imports lighter crudes for the processing of domestic oil.
(Picture: Petrobras )

Rio de Janeiro/Brazil – The new FPSO, which belongs to the OOG-TK (Odebrecht and Teekay) consortium, was converted at the Jurong Shipyard, in Singapore, and chartered to Petrobras. It is able to process up to 80,000 barrels of light oil (34º API) and 2,000,000 m3 of gas per day. The unit is anchored at a water depth of 275 meters, 210 km off the coast and the produced oil will be carried by relief tankers. Petrobras holds 100% of the exploratory rights of block BMS-40.

With the start up of FPSO Cidade de Itajaí, Petrobras has put the third system on stream this year. The other 2 units were FPSO Cidade de São Paulo, which started production at the Sapinhoá field in January, 5, and FPSO Cidade de São Vicente, in Sapinhoá Norte, in February, 12. These units have added 200,000 bpd to Petrobras production capacity. Peak production is expected to be achieved in August.

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