Petrobras reports it started today, with its partners of the BM-S-11 Consortium, the production of oil and natural gas through P-67 platform, in the Lula Norte area, in the pre-salt of Santos Basin. With capacity to process up to 150 thousand barrels of oil and compress up to 6 million m³ of natural gas per day, this is the ninth unit set up in the BM-S-11 block, in line with the company's Strategic Plan.
The type FPSO platform, (floating, production, storage and offloading unit of oil and gas) is located at approximately 260 km off the Rio de Janeiro’s state coast, at a water depth of 2,130 meters, and will produce through nine production wells, in addition to being interconnected to its injection wells. Drainage of oil production shall be through lifting vessels, while the production of gas shall be drained by the routes of the pre-salt gas pipelines.
Currently, Lula field (Lula and Cernambi reservoirs) is the largest producer in the country and is expected to reach in 2019 the mark of 1 million barrels of oil produced daily, in less than a decade since the beginning of its commercial production, which occurred in October/2010.
In addition to P-67, the other platforms operating in the block are: FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis (Lula Pilot), FPSO Cidade de Paraty (Lula Nordeste Pilot), FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba (Iracema Sul), FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí (Iracema Norte), FPSO Cidade de Maricá (Lula Alto), FPSO Cidade de Saquarema (Lula Central), P-66 (Lula Sul) and P-69 (Lula Extremo Sul).
Lula field is located in concession BM-S-11 operated by Petrobras (65%) in partnership with Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda. (25%) and Petrogal Brasil S.A.(10%).