Petrobras’ floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) P-54 went online Dec. 11 on the Roncador field in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.
Designed to produce 180,000 b/d of oil at peak production, the FPSO will increase the field’s installed capacity to 460,000 b/d. Built from the conversion of tanker Barão de Mauá, which belonged to Petrobras’ fleet; P-54 is capable of compressing 211.9 MMcf/d of natural gas and storing up to 2 million barrels of oil. The new platform is an addition in the Roncador field to the P-52, which kicked off production in November and is also capable of lifting 180,000 b/d, as well as FPSO Brazil, which lifts 100,000 b/d.P-54 is anchored in 4,593 feet (1,400 m) of water, and will be connected to 17 wells, 11 of which oil and gas producers, while the other six are water injectors. The new platform is expected to reach peak production in the second half of 2008.