Petrobras starts-up production in pre-salt of Sant

Petrobras has announced that FPSO Cidade de São Vicente went on stream on February 12, 2013, kicking off production of the Sapinhoá Norte Early Production System (SPA), through exploratory well 3-BRSA-788-SPS (3-SPS-69), located in block BM-S-9, in the pre-salt of Santos Basin.
Production will be around 15,000 barrels of oil per day, due to gas utilization limitations and will be extended for a maximum period of six months. The platform is anchored 310 kilometers off the coast and the produced oil of medium density (30º API) and high quality will be transported via relief tankers.
Sapinhoá Field is one of Brazil’s biggest oil fields, with estimated total recoverable volumes of 2.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe). Commercial production at the field began four and a half years after it was discovered in July 2008.
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