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Summary Information

  • Name: P-63 FPSO
  • Field: Papa Terra Oil Field
  • Country: Brazil
  • Ownership: BW Offshore
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  • Field Operated By: Petrobras
  • Capacity: 140,000 barrels of oil (bopd) and 35 million cubic metres of gas
  • Year of Completion: 2012

Brief Description

  • The vessel is 342 metres in length, with a moulded breadth of 57.36 metres and a moulded depth of 28.5 metres. It was converted from a 320 000-dwt ULCC, built in 1983
  • P-63 has a daily production capacity of 140,000 barrels of oil (bopd) and 35 million cubic metres of gas.
  • The storage capacity by design is 1.4 million barrels and the operating depth is 1,200 metres.


  • BW Offshore: Marine scope of the FPSO conversion, including the hull, offloading systems and mooring equipment
  • Inocean: Major parts of the hull and topside structural engineering, technical documentation and drawings for class approval during the conversion of ULCC BW Nisa (323,000 dwt) from tanker to FPSO.
  • COSCO: Construction of P-63 FPSO NISA
  • DPS Global: Flare Knock Out, Production Separation / PWT
  • Veolia: A water treatment package to seawater comprising pretreatment and seawater sulphate removal (SRP) systems
  • ABB: Electrical Systems


  • In operation


  • 2009 - BW Offshore awarded scoping contract
  • 2010 - Inocean awarded FPSO contract
  • 2012 - P-63 FPSO NISA delivered

Other Information

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  1. DPS FPSO References
  2. Inocean FPSO References
  3. VWS Westgarth FPSO References
  4. ABB FPSO References
  5. BW Offshore signs contract for Papa Terra FPSO
  6. Papa Terra-job to Inocean
  7. COSCO Dalian Shipyard delivered P-63 FPSO NISA to Petrobras
  8. Veolia Water is awarded the contract for Petrobras P63 project - Brazil
  9. Nine platforms that will boost oil production in Brazil

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