P-66 hull on its way for integration in Angra dos Reis


On Monday, December 8, Petrobras began transporting the hull of P-66, the first platform in a series of eight “replicant” FPSOs (floating production, storage and offloading units) being constructed to meet oil production demands in Brazil. This is the first FPSO hull completely built in the country.

Having left the Rio Grande 1 shipyard, located in the city of Rio Grande, state of Rio Grande do Sul, the first replicant hull is now on its way to the Brasfels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, where it is expected to arrive on December 18. At Brasfels, the modules will be installed on the hull, and equipment and systems will be integrated, interconnected and tested.

P-66 will be deployed in the Lula field, on the Lula South module, in the pre-salt layer of Santos Basin, operated by Petrobras (65%) in partnership with BG E&P Brasil (25%) and Petrogal Brasil (10%).

Details of P-66 hull:
Width of hull: 54 m
Depth (from centerline to full height of hull): 31.5 m
Maximum draft: 23.1 m
Total weight: 353,500 metric tons
Weight of steel: 42,800 metric tons

Details of complete FPSO:
To be moored at a water depth of 2,200 m
Total length: 288 m
living quarters: 110 people
Oil storage: 1,670,000 barrels
Power generation: four 25 MW turbo-generators
Processing capacity: 150,000 barrels per day of oil, and 6 million m³ per day of natural gas (maximum)
Font: Petrobras Agency