P-61 Departs BrasFels Shipyard
P-61 has been completed and is on its way to the Papa-Terra field, the unit left BrasFels shipyard in the Angra dos Reis bay (RJ), on Dec 31, where the unit was built and assembled.
The unit will make a technical stop for diesel and water near Ilha Grande and continue on until its final location, the Papa-Terra field in the Campos Basin. The journey will take about six days after leaving the shipyard.
This is the first TLWP platform (Tension Leg Wellhead Platform) to be built and operated in Brazil. The P-61 will operate together with the P-63 FPSO unit (producing, storing and offloading oil) which started oil production in Papa-Terra on November 11.
All the P-61 production will be transferred to the P-63 to process, store and offload extracted oil to shuttle tankers.
Like the P-63, the P-61 is one of the new units in the production projects scheduled this year in the Petrobras 2013-2017 Business and Management Plan (BMP).
The deck and four modules were built in Singapore, Asia. BrasFels Shipyard, in Angra dos Reis (RJ) built the hull and was responsible for joining and integrating various parts.
At peak construction, the P-61 generated 2,450 direct jobs and 7,350 indirect jobs.
Press Release, January 3, 2014