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Petrobras Starts Production At Pre-salt Buzios Field

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Brazilian state-owned giant Petrobras has started production at the Búzios field, located in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin in Brazil, through FPSO P-74, Petrobras said in a news release.

Located about 200 km off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, P-74 sits at a water depth of 2,000 meters and is the thirteenth platform to enter into operation in the Brazilian pre-salt. It was connected to nine production wells.

Due to the field’s high production potential, four more production units will be destined for this field between 2018 and 2021, the company said. Each platform will have the capacity to process up to 150,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of gas per day.

As part of the first definitive system that will produce the main area under contract for the Onerous Assignment held in 2010, the FPSO P-74 arrived in the field on March 3, 2018.

In announcing the departure of the field on Friday, Petrobras reported that another four production units will be installed in this field between 2018 and 2021, each with a capacity to process daily up to 150,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of gas , due to the high production potential of the field.