Petrobras starts production of FPSO Cidade de Anchieta in pre-salt of Campos Basin
Petrobras informs that yesterday, September 10, around 6 pm, it has started the oil production at well 7-BAZ-02-ESS through the platform Cidade de Anchieta.
The platform is located in the Baleia Azul field in the area known as Parque das Baleias, off the coast of the state of Espírito Santo in Campos Basin. This platform, which is an FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading), is exclusively dedicated for pre-salt production at Baleia Azul, Jubarte and Pirambu fields, in which Petrobras holds a 100% stake.
FPSO Cidade de Anchieta will produce oil of high commercial value (28º API). The FPSO was chartered to SBM Services Inc., and has the capacity to process 100,000 barrels of oil and 3.5 million m3 of gas per day. The platform is installed at a water depth of 1,221 meters, 80 km off the coast. The produced natural gas will be pumped through the Sul-Norte Capixaba pipeline to the Nautral Gas Treatment Unit in Cacimbas, on the coast of Espírito Santo state.
The initial production of well 7-BAZ-02-ESS, which is already connected to the platform, is estimated at 20,000 barrels per day. An additional 9 wells (6 production wells and 3 injection wells) will be connected to the platform. Peak production of 100,000 barrels per day by is expected to be reached in February 2013.
FPSO Cidade de Anchieta was converted at the Keppel shipyard in Singapore and is part of the pre-salt development project for the Parque das Baleias area.
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