Petrobras announced that it has started, with its partners in the BM-S-11 Consortium, production of oil and natural gas in the Lula Extremo Sul area, in the pre-salt of Santos Basin, by means of platform P-69, eighth unit installed in the Lula field.

The FPSO (floating production, storage, and offloading unit of oil and gas) is located approximately 290 km off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in water depth of 2,150 meters. With a daily capacity to process up to 150 thousand barrels of oil and compress up to 6 million cubic meters of natural gas, P-69 will produce through eight producing wells, also using seven injection wells.

The hull construction was completed at the Cosco shipyard in China and the integration of the modules and the final commissioning of the unit were carried out at the Brasfels shipyard in Brazil.

P-69 will contribute to the increase of Petrobras’ production in the horizon of the 2018-2022 Business and Management Plan.

Lula Field

Discovered in 2006, Lula is the largest producing field in the country, responsible for 30% of the national production. Relief vessels are used to offload the oil, while gas is drained through the pre-salt pipeline routes.

Lula field is located in the BM-S-11 concession operated by Petrobras (65%), in partnership with Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda. (25%) and Petrogal Brasil S.A. (10%).