Brazil’s Petrobras has started production from the FPSO Cidade de Maricá, located in the Lula field, in the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.
The Cidade de Maricá is a floating, production, storage and offloading unit that produces, stores and transfers oil. The vessel is located at approximately 270 kilometers from the coast, at a water depth of 2,120 meters.
According to Petrobras, with a daily production capacity of up to 150,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of gas, this is the seventh major definitive production system in the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin.
With this additional unit, the pre-salt layer of the Santos and Campos basins already accounts for 35% of Brazil’s oil production.
Vantrunk supplied the cable management systems for the water treatment packages built by Veolia includng the Speedway Cable Ladder and Heavy Duty Cable Tray.
Deployed at a water depth of 1,600 meters, P-62 is an integral part of the Module 4 project for the Roncador field. Twenty-two wells, 14 oil and gas production and eight water-injection, will be connected to the platform.
The platform, also known as a floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) has the capacity to process up to 180,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.
Oil will be taken off the FPSO by shuttle tankers, and natural gas via a pipeline connecting the FPSO to the Campos Basin gas distribution network.
Vantrunk supplied the stainless steel cable management for the FPSO in conjnuction with Polar Ltda, our Brazillian distributor. The FPSO construction work created 5,000 direct jobs and 15,000 indirect jobs, with local content reaching 63%. The unit’s oil processing and gas compression modules were built in Rio de Janeiro and taken to the Estaleiro Atlântico Sul (EAS) shipyard in Ipojuca, Pernambuco state, where the electrical panels and main power generation modules were built and all modules integrated to the platform’s hull.
To celebrate Vantrunk's 50th Anniversary throughout 2013, the company launched the Xtreme Challenge. The competition offered an Xtreme monthly prize and an Xtreme Trip of a Lifetime. Vantrunk would like to congratulate all competition winners of 2013 and in particular the Trip of a Lifetime Winner Dirk van Koetsveld of Fluor who won the trip of a lifetime to the world famous Ice Hotel in Lapland to see the Xtreme Aurora Borealis.
To celebrate Vantrunk's 50th Anniversary throughout 2013, the company launched the Xtreme Staff Challenge. The competition offered an Xtreme monthly prize and an Xtreme Trip of a Lifetime. Vantrunk would like to congratulate all competition winners of 2013 and in particular the Trip of a Lifetime Winner Michelle Glen, Unitrunk Livingston who won a trip to Lapland during December with her family.
In the lead up to the festive season, Vantrunk was delighted to be able to assist The Rotary Club of Runcorn by carrying out essential repairs and maintenance to its Father Christmas Sledge.
The repairs ensured Father Christmas' safety during his seasonal travels. Father Christmas is pictured here on his pre - Christmas, sledge test run, during which he stopped at Asda Runcorn on 22nd December to meet excited children and families.