Peregrino Platforms Take Root Offshore Brazil

Peregrino Platform
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Statoil has completed heavy offshore lifting of two wellhead platforms on the Peregrino oil field offshore Brazil. The development is the group's largest offshore project outside the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

"The Peregrino project is well prepared and eager to continue with carrying out the remaining offshore hook-up and completion work on both platforms," said project director for the Peregrino project Morten Ruud.

The platform installations were performed by the heavy lift vessel Hermod. The two jacket substructures for platform A and B were installed on the Peregrino Field late last year.

Hook-up and completion

Work on the two platforms will now enter the hook-up and completion phase, allowing for production drilling planned later this year.

"The plan calls for a total of 30 horizontal production wells to be drilled, together with seven water injection wells," said Statoil's Peregrino production director Johan Kr. Mikkelsen.

Awaiting floating production vessel

The Peregrino field's floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) is scheduled to arrive on the field for hook up and commissioning in 2010. The vessel is being built by Maersk at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.

Installation of the FPSO's mooring systems concluded earlier this year and was done by the offshore construction vessel Boa Deep C.

Peregrino is located 85 km off the coast of Brazil, at a water depth of up to 100 meters. First oil from this field is expected to come on stream by 2011 and continue up to 2040.



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