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Petrobras announces production start-up of P-68

Petrobras reports that it has started up oil and natural gas production at platform P-68 in the Berbigão field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt.

Following P-67, in the Lula field, and P-76 and P-77, in the Buzios field, P-68 is the fourth unit to start up in 2019, in line with the Petrobras Business and Management Plan.

With a capacity to process up to 150,000 bbl/d and compress up to 6 million m³ of natural gas, P-68 will contribute to Petrobras’ production growth, particularly in 2020, with new wells being interconnected in the Berbigão field and the interconnection of wells in Sururu field.

The platform, a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, is located approximately 230 km off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, at a water depth of 2,280 m. The project provides for the interconnection of P-68 to 10 production wells and seven injector wells. The oil production offloading will be made by shuttle tankers, while gas production will be transported through the pre-salt gas pipeline routes.

Berbigão and Sururu fields are located in the BM-S-11A, operated by Petrobras (42.5%), in partnership with Shell Brasil Petróleo (25%), Total E&P do Brasil (22.5%) and Petrogal Brasil (10%). Reservoirs of these fields also extend to areas under the Transfer of Rights Agreement (100% Petrobras) and, after the unitization process, they will compose the joint reservoir of Berbigão and Sururu.

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