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Petrobras operates now in Chinook field

Published on Sept. 15, 2012

Petrobras operates now in Chinook field

Petrobras has started the production in its Chinook field on Thursday, the operator announced. The field, located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, overcame the incidents occurred in June, when 5,400 liters oil were spilled during the development tests.

The 4th well will drill at 8,000 meters deep in Lower Tertiary reservoirs. BW Pioneer FPSO, located at 250 km offshore Louisiana in 2,500 meters of water, is taking part in the extraction. BW Pioneer has capacity for 80,000 barrels crude and 500,000 cubic meters gas.

According to the press release, this is the first time a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit is being used in the Mexico Gulf.

The Chinook field is 66.67% owned and operated by Petrobras America Inc. and 33.33% owned by Total E&P USA, Inc.

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