Petrobras starts production at Baúna field, in Santos Basin

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Petroleo Brasileiro SA - Petrobras announces That it has put into operation, on Saturday (02/16), the FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) Cidade de Itajai, starting oil production at Baúna field, located at BMS-40 block, in the post-salt of the southern portion of Santos Basin.

FPSO is connected to The 9-well SPS-88, Which has the potential to produce up to 12,000 barrels per day (bpd). Another ten wells (production five, four water injection and one gas injection) will be connected to the FPSO Within the upcoming months, complementing the Development Plan of Tyre and Sidon accumulations. Peak production is expected to be Achieved in August.

The new FPSO, Which belongs to the GRB-TK (Teekay and Odebrecht) consortium, was converted at the Jurong Shipyard in Singapore, and was chartered to Petrobras. It is Able to process up to 80.000 barrels of light oil (34 º API) and 2,000,000 m3 of gas per day. The unit is anchored at a water depth of 275 meters, 210 km off the coast and the produced oil is going to be shipped by tankers relief.

Petrobras holds 100% of the rights of exploratory block BMS-40. With the start up of FPSO Cidade de Itajai, Petrobras has put the system into production this third year. The other two units were the FPSO Cidade de São Paulo, Which started production at the field in Sapinhoá January, 5th, and the FPSO Cidade de São Vicente, in Sapinhoá North, in February, 12th. These units have added 200,000 bpd to Petrobras production capacity.

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