Construction of the 30,000-barrel-a-day SSP Piranema floating, production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) is nearing completion in the Netherlands, where the topside is being linked to the Chinese-built hull.
Full capacity will be reached by mid-2007, when the FPSO will be linked to six wells.
The SSP Piranema is scheduled to arrive in Brazil in October. It is a round-hull project developed by Norwegian company Sevan Production for which Petrobras signed an 11-year lease contract in early 2004.
The Piranema field is 37 kilometers off the Sergipe coast in the SEAL-100 block in the Sergipe-Alagoas sedimentary basin. The field has water depths of 1,000-1,600 meters and contains 44-degree light crude.
The field was declared commercially feasible in late-August 2004.
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