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Petrobras begins commercial production in ultra-deep Santos Basin pre-salt Iracema Sul area

Petrobras’ platform Cidade de Mangaratiba has gone into operation in the ultra-deepwater Santos Basin pre-salt area of Iracema Sul, in Lula field, located on block BM-S-11. The start-up of the new platform had been scheduled for 6 November 2014.

The platform Cidade de Mangaratiba is an FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) type unit and it was contracted in September 2011 from the Schahin-Modec consortium. The hull of the FPSO was converted at the Cosco shipyard, in Dalian, China and the integration of the process plant modules took place at the BrasFels shipyard in Angra do Reis, Rio de Janeiro.

The platform, which is set up at a depth of 2,200 meters (7,218 feet), some 240 km (149 miles) off the coast, will have the capacity to process up to 150 thousand barrels of oil and 8 million m3 of gas per day, in addition to storing 1.6 million barrels of oil.

Well 4-RJS-647, the first to be connected to the FPSO, has a production potential of more than 30 thousand barrels per day. The oil produced at the Iracema Sul area is of high quality and of medium density (30˚ API) and will be transported by shuttle tankers.

The Santos Basin Integrated Gas Distribution Network will distribute the portion of the gas that is not used for reinjection in the field. FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba will be connected to eight production wells and eight injection ones over the coming months. Production is expected to peak in the first half of 2016.



nice but the price of oil is going down these days and pumping oil with this rig is costly if you compare to oil pumped in Saudi-Arabia. All in all I prefer having a small car and driving it slowly so my consumption of oil is at a minimum and im glad my car is not diesel because that is very polluting and diesel cars cost a lot more than gasoline cars.

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