Davie Celebrates World Premiere Of Petrobras 36

Thursday, October 21, 1999
The large semi-submersible production platform formerly known as Spirit of Columbus was rechristened Petrobras 36 on August 31. Following two years of diligent work by more than 1,300 engineers, technicians and specialized Davie Industries workers, the completely refitted platform will soon be the stand-out platform of the Brazilian fleet. With a capacity of 180,000 barrels of crude oil a day and 7.2 million cu.m. of gas per day, Petrobras 36 has the potential to be one of the most productive platforms in the world. Able to operate at depths of more than 4,429 ft. (1,350 m) in the Roncador oilfield located 125 km off the coast of Brazil, Petrobras 36 is equipped with 89 underwater extraction flowlines more than 1.4 km in length, supplying close to 18 percent of Brazil's domestic oil production.
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