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Covid Outbreak Hits Enauta FPSO.Production line

Brazilian oil company Enauta has completed repairs to the FPSO Petrojarl I FPSO production line in the Atlanta heavy oil field in Brazil following a production shutdown last week, but announced the outbreak of COVID-10 on Friday. Floater.

Enauta announced the suspension of production on January 13 due to the need for inspection and repair of the FPSO production line.

The company at the time stated in its initial assessment that repairs should be done “in the short term.”

In the latest information on Thursday, Enauta said the repair was completed on January 19, 2022, but “the outbreak of COVID-19 in the unit caused a blockade and a crew change.”

“The company follows all protocols and is taking every step to maintain the health and safety of people. Production will resume next week. During this period, the company will be carried out in a forced outage during this period. I expected maintenance activities. Years, “said Enauta.

The company did not disclose how many people were on board or how many were infected.

Extension of the FPSO Charter

As previously reported, Enauta has extended the Charter of the Petrojarl IFPSO, built in 1986, this week. FPSO achieved the first oil in the Atlanta oilfield in 2018 and has been used as the initial production system for the oilfield.

Enauta has signed an agreement with Altera to extend the charter and operations and maintenance (O & M) of FPSO Petrojarl I. The agreement has an additional period of up to two years and the expiration date has been extended from May 2023 to May 2025.

“The cost of adapting the unit will be US $ 30 million. The extension is subject to the issuance of a DNV (Det Norske Veritas) certificate before the expiration of the current contract,” Enauta said Wednesday.

Notably, in December Enauta signed an agreement with Malaysian FPSO contractor Yinson to provide, operate and maintain a “Definite System” FPSO in Atlanta Field for full-field development. is.

Regarding yesterday’s Petrojarl I FPSO expansion, the company’s COO Carlos Mastrangelo said on Tuesday: FPSO Petrojarl I-well transfer time to the new FPSO for the Definitive System.

“Another benefit of this extension is that we can maintain Atlanta’s operating cash flow for more than a year by avoiding production interruptions from the end of EPS to the start of DS. We can also improve our water treatment capacity. It will ease future restrictions on existing production plants. “

Enauta said Wednesday that it plans to shut down production for 35 days so that it can perform maintenance on equipment that needs to be turned off.

“Enauta is working to ensure that these activities are carried out at the same time as the regular outages established by the Ministry of Labor, thereby reducing the need for additional downtime,” Enauta said.

“The bid process for FPSOs and other equipment for the DS in Atlanta continues as planned. Enauta evaluates the proposals it receives to make final investment decisions-creates a FID in the first quarter of 2022. We will start production on the DS in the medium term. 2024. “

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