Bureau Veritas Classes Brazil’s Largest FPU

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
P-55 Floating Production Unit

Petrobras’ P-55 Floating Production Unit (FPU), the largest and the first of this kind entirely built in Brazil, is on its way to the Roncador Field, Campos Basin, where it will be installed in a water depth of 1,790 metres. The column stabilized semi-submersible has a capacity of 180,000 bopd and 6,000,000 cu m of gas. The unit is classed by Bureau Veritas. BV group companies also provided a wide range of verification and support services which made the major project possible.

BV group services to the P-55 project include classification and statutory certification plus:
-Design review for the entire project including structure, mechanical systems, electrical and automation, process, safety, hydrodynamics and the mooring system.
- Independent Risk and Safety studies performed during the FEED and detailed design phases, including PHA, HAZID, HAZOP, SIL/LOPA, dropped objects and collision studies, gas dispersion, fire, explosion and flare CFD 3D simulations and noise studies.
-Design review of lower hull structural integrity during assembling phase at Estaleiro Atlantico Sul.
-Independent structural studies performed by Tecnitas for the lifting of P-55 lower hull megablocks (up to 2,500 metric tons).
-Design review and second party inspections on behalf of Petrobras for the assembly and installation of the P-55 Steel Catenary Risers (SCR) export lines.
-P-55 flexible risers and flowlines Type Approved by Bureau Veritas.

The P-55 was designed by Petrobras R&D Department (CENPES) and GUSTO (deck box and topsides). It was built over several sites simultaneously. The main ones were the lower hull fabrication and assembly at Estaleiro Atlantico Sul (EAS) in Suape, Pernambuco state and main production modules fabrication, integration and commissioning by QUIP at Estaleiro Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul state.

P-55 in numbers:
Column Stabilized unit platform of 50,000 metric tons lightship
Length: 104 m x Width 94 m (Foot Print)
Height: 130 m (including flare tower)
Spread / Semi-Taut mooring system with 16 mooring lines
Accommodation Module for 120 persons
Distance from the Brazilian Coast 127 km
100 MW Generator System + Waste Heat Recovery System – equivalent to a town of 400,000 people.
17 wells (11 production and 6 water injection)
110 km of subsea flexible lines and 70 km of umbilicals
Oil export for P-54 (12", 14 km extension) and PRA-1 (12", 46 km extension), a fixed offshore pumping platform also certified during construction by Bureau Veritas in Brazil.

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