Petrobras to 'Clone' P-54 FPSO for the Roncador Field


Petrobras has approved the early stage of contracting for platform P-62, slated to be installed in Module 4 at the Roncador Field, in the Campos Basin.

After carrying out several internal technical and economic studies, the Company decided the best option was to reuse the P-54 project to build the P-62. In effect, Petrobras intends to "clone" platform P-54.

The P-62 will be a FPSO (Production, Storage, and Off-loading) type unit capable of producing 180,000 barrels of oil per day, of storing 1.8 million barrels of oil, and of compressing 6 million cubic meters of natural gas. The unit will be anchored at a water depth of 1,545 meters.

The P-54 was built in a period of 41 months after three agreements were signed in June 2004. The gas compression modules were built by the Dresser-Rand and Maua Jurong consortium; the power generation module was made by Nuovo Pignone, while the Jurong Shipyard was in charge of hull conversion, in Singapore, of constructing the unit's other modules, and of integrating the unit at the Maua shipyard, in Niteroi.

As was the case with the P-54, platform P-62 will also have national content requirements, and is expected to generate 2,600 direct and upwards of 10,000 indirect jobs.