Papa Terra Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Petrobras
  • Country: Brazil
  • Location: Campos Basin
  • Production start: 2013
  • Partners: Chevron 37.5%
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Located in a water depth of 1,200 meters, showing crude oil with an API between 14º and 17º
  • Platform P-61 is a TLWP (Tension-Leg Wellhead Platform) which is connected to P 63 FPSO
  • Thirteen production wells will be interconnected to P-61
  • The production wells of P-63 are connected to the platform via subsea flexible pipes equipped with electric heating known as IPB (Integrated Production Bundle) and the field’s 18 production wells feature subsea centrifuge pumps.
  • P-63 has a daily production capacity of 140,000 barrels of oil (bopd) and 35 million cubic metres of gas.
  • The SS-88 TAD (Tender Assisted Drilling) semi-submersible unit is anchored next to P-61


  • BrasFels: Design, engineering, construction, maintenance and installation as well as a three-year contract to operate the P-61
  • McDermott: Engineering, procurement, construction, installation of the TLWP, hull, topsides, tendons, risers
  • 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
  • Nessco: Communications systems
  • VME Process: Fabrication of three (3) 500-ton E-houses
  • InterMoor: Design, procurement, fabrication and installation of the drilling and production conductors
  • Dril-Quip: Surface production tree systems, production riser systems and a drilling riser system


  • 2003 - Papa Terra Oil Field discovered
  • 2005 - Declaration of Commercial Potential
  • 2010 - Contract signed for Platform P-61
  • 2012 - P-63 FPSO NISA delivered
  • 2013 - First oil produced
  • 2015 - P61 platform started up



  1. McDermott Platform References
  2. Nessco FPSO References
  3. Declaration of Commercial Potential of New Giant Field in the Campos Basin
  4. BrasFels TLWP will build the platform P-61
  5. COSCO Dalian Shipyard delivered P-63 FPSO NISA to Petrobras
  6. Papa Terra-job to Inocean
  7. VME Awarded E-Houses for Petrobras/Chevron's Papa-Terra P-61 TLWP project Brazil
  8. InterMoor Awarded Conductor Fabrication and Installation for Papa Terra Field
  9. Dril-Quip, Inc. Awarded $100 Million Contract for the Supply of Drilling and Production Equipment
  10. Chevron Confirms First Oil Production from Papa-Terra Offshore Brazil
  11. Nine platforms that will boost oil production in Brazil
  12. Start-up of platform P-61 in Papa Terra field

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