The operation should return to normal on October 29. The stoppage at P-25 will reduce daily production for October by about 25 thousand bpd.
Flexible ducts have substituted rigid pipes, the installation of which is difficult and a lengthy process, and have traditionally been used by the industry worldwide until now.
This riser has the largest diameter in the Campos Basin and is at the cutting edge of technology for this kind of equipment. Petrobras uses a special monitoring system that has proven to be efficient in ensuring the riserís operating safety. This system allowed the identification of a change in the ductís surface, a fact that determined the production stoppage at P-25.
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