After the new work is completed, P-47 will have, in addition to the current storage capacity, the ability to treat up to 150 thousand barrels of oil per day, reducing the water and salt content of the oil, thus increasing its quality standard and, consequently, its international market value.
Campo de Marlim, the largest producer in the country, currently produces approximately 600 thousand barrels of oil per day, a part of which has been exported to nearly 20 countries in Europe, America and Asia. The exported volume is approximately 230 thousand barrels a day.
With the installation of this plant, Petrobras will save the oil transportation, still with water and a high content of salt, to the refining units on land, to be treated and attain the necessary specification for sale. With P-47, the product will be sent abroad directly from the Campo.
In addition to building up and installing the oil treatment plant , services include an increase of energy generation capacity for the unit and the enlargement of facilities and respective utilities (air conditioned, steam, compressed air, etc).
In light of the high competitiveness to carry out this kind of work in the domestic market, only Brazilian companies will be invited to bid. The conversion services will start in December 2002, soon after the bidding is concluded.
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