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P-52 begins production tests


Platform P-52 kicked production operating tests off in the Roncador Field, in the Campos Basin. While the initial volume will be 20,000 barrels per day, its total capacity, 180,000 barrels per day, is expected to be reached in mid-2008.

A semi-submersible-type production unit, the P-52 is installed 125 km off the coast, at a water depth of 1,800 meters, a Brazilian record. In addition to the excellent-quality light oil (28o API), the platform will also produce 7.5 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.

The platform’s hull was built in Singapore, and its operating modules were made in Brazil. With a high degree of national content – topping at 85% in the generation and 89% in the compression modules – the construction of the P-52, at the Brasfels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis (RJ), generated 3,500 direct and 7,500 indirect jobs. When in full operation, the platform will be interconnected to 18 production and and 11 water injector wells.


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