Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras took delivery on Wednesday of the P-67 floating production, storage and offloading vessel built by China’s Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC).
Industry officials said the floater will be towed away by the Dockwise-owned semi-submersible Vanguard on 21 May to the designated site in Brazil for minor remodification as requested by Petrobras to adapt it for operation at the Lula North pre-salt field off Brazil.
COOEC has received 18 modules, delivered in five packages and weighing a combined 25,000 tonnes, that are to be installed on the 307-metre-by-74-metre hull of the P-67.
The FPSO will be able to store 1.6 million barrels and process 150,000 barrels per day of crude, as well as 6 million cubic metres per day of natural gas.
Meanwhile, the P70 FPSO has also arrived at COOEC’s facilities at Qingdao in Shandong province from COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry, which built the floater’s hull. The P-70 is scheduled for delivery in March 2019.
COOEC won the contract from Petrobras in May 2015 to complete, integrate, hook up and commission the P-67 and P-70 FPSOs.
The contract for the two units was initially awarded to Integra, a consortium of Brazilian contractors OSX and Mendes Junior, but they ran into difficulty when OSX became involved in bankruptcy protection procedures and Mendes Junior was cited in Brazil’s Car Wash corruption operation.