Production Restart at Petrobras' P-34 Platform Delayed by Heavy Rain

Brazilian energy giant Petrobras was expected to restart production today from the P-34 platform, located offshore Brazil at the Jubarte oil field. The Juscelino Kubitschek FPSO, or P-34 platform, was shut-in after a fatal accident claimed the life of one worker and injured two on Sunday, Jan. 4.

Due to intense rains which deterred final inspections at the platform, the start-up did not commence as planned, reports Reuters, citing a press official from Petrobras. No updated forecast has been issued for when the Jubarte production would be up and running.

Situated off the southern coast of Espirito Santo in the Campos Basin, the Jubarte field produces as much as 40,000 barrels of oil per day. The field's reserves have been estimated to contain more than 50 billion barrels of crude.