OREANDA-NEWS. The P-63 vessel platform left this Friday (Aug. 23) from its provisional site, on Ilha de Santana, in Macae (RJ), after additional works resulting from a change in the underwater layout of the wells, made to adhere to environmental licensing conditions, were finished strictly within the deadline that had been set. The P-63, which is scheduled to start production on October 23, is among the new units coming on stream in 2013, contributing to an increase in the Company's oil production as well as reaching production targets forecast in the 2013-2017 Business and Management Plan.

With a capacity to process 140,000 barrels/day of oil and compress one million m3/day of gas, the unit continues on its journey, with the help of tugs, to its final destination in the Papa-Terra field in the post-salt Campos Basin, operated by Petrobras (62.5%) in partnership with Chevron (37.5%).

The P-63 was converted into an FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) from the tanker BW Nisa at the Cosco Shipyard, in China, with the latter stages of construction carried out at the QUIP/Honorio Bicalho construction site in Rio Grande (RS). The services were carried out by the Quip consortium (Queiroz Galvao, UTC, Iesa and Camargo Correa) and BW Offshore and employed about 1,500 workers at peak of construction.

Technical Data:

Dimensions of the hull (length x width x height): 340 m x 58 m x 28 m

Accommodation for 110 people

Total topside weight (deck/modules): 18,500 tons

Local Content of the Stationary Production Unit: 65%

Oil Production: 140,000 barrels per day

Gas Compression 1 million cubic meters per day

Water Injection: 340,000 barrels per day

Investment: USD 1.3 billion