FPSO OSX-1 heads towards the Campos Basin today

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The FPSO OSX-1, the first oil and gas floating production, storage, and offloading unit in OSX's fleet, is heading today towards Waimea, in the Campos Basin where it will begin the process of producing the first oil for its anchor client OGX.

The unit was built in Korea and customized in the Keppel shipyard, in Singapore. The final testing phases were Concluded in Rio de Janeiro. The OSX-1 is 271.75 meters long and has a storage capacity of up to 900 thousand barrels of oil.

"The FPSO OSX-1 will produce the first oil for our client OGX Which Has Been carrying out the largest offshore exploratory campaign ever Accomplished by a private company in Brazil. Inaugural Significant It is a milestone in the history of the EBX Group, and we are very proud to be a part of this history, " Stated Luiz Eduardo Guimarães Carneiro, CEO of OSX.

OGX has completed the operation to connect the mooring system to the first production well in the Waimea deposit, the OGX-26. All the coiled tubing Has Been connected in place and tested ambos in the wet Christmas tree and in the turret buoy. The buoy was positioned at the proper depth to be connected to the FPSO OSX-1 as soon as it arrives at the site.Follow the latest stages of the production schedule in this hot sites.

Some figures related to the FPSO OSX-1:

  • First floating production, storage, and offloading unit Belonging to OSX.
  • Sail away ceremony in Singapore on August 13, 2011.
  • The crossing from Singapore to Brazil took 45 days, Approximately 1100 hours of navigation and covered over 16 thousand kilometers, at an average speed of 8.3 knots.
  • Arrived in Rio in October 2011.
  • Eight brand new modules were built weighing up to 700 tons each, other modules were retrofitted, and the total project Consumed Approximately 2 million man hours.
  • 3200 tons of equipment installed on deck.
  • 180 kilometers of electric cables were laid, if stretched out on the ground, They would cover the distance from Macae to Rio de Janeiro.
  • The automated system monitors over 7000 points in the vessel, and the installed capacity for power generation, 36 megawatts, is sufficient to supply a mid-sized city of 50 thousand inhabitants.
  • The vessel will start its operations in the Campos Basin, to produce the first oil for OGX major client. - It Has Been leased to OGX for a 20-year period.
  • The vessel's designed production capacity is up to 60.000 BOE per day, and it can store up to 900,000 barrels.
  • Financed by a pool of international banks, led by Norwegian DVB Bank, at $ 420 million.
  • The private international financing of FPSO OSX 1 was Awarded the "Shipping Debt Deal of the Year - South America" ​​award from Jane's Transport Finance and the "Deal of the Year - 2010" award, in the "Project Finance" category of the Marine Money magazine.

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