Roncador Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Petrobras
  • Country: Brazil
  • Location: Campos Basin
  • Production start: 1999
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Roncador field was a major breakthrough for many reasons, including the world’s first drillpipe riser, subsea tree and early-production riser (EPR) rated for 6,600 ft (2,000 m). The first well, RJS-436, produced to the FPSO Seillean from 1999 to 2001 using the EPR at a world water-depth record of 6,077 ft (1,853 m) with the GLL TLD 2000 subsea tree.
    • The FSO Cidade de Macae MV15 which has a storage capacity of 2.15 million barrels of oil, is one of the largest FSO units in the world
    • The FSO topsides include a crude inlet heater module, crude import/export metering module, E-house and three gas turbine generators sets which make up the power generation module
    • The FSO will receive and export production from five platforms offshore Brazil: P-52 (Roncador), P-53 (Marlim Leste), P-51 (Marlim Sul) and P-55 (Roncador) and Roncador Module 4 unit that will be installed in the future.
    • The FSO Cidade de Macae MV15 is capable of receiving up to 818,000 barrels of oil per day
  • A semi-submersible-type unit, the P-52 is installed 125 km off the coast, at a water depth of 1,800 meters, a Brazilian record. In addition to the excellent-quality light oil (28o API), the platform will also produce 7.5 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.
  • Cidade De Macae MV15 FSO
  • P-55 is a semi-submersible unit, installed at a water depth of 1,800 meters, is designed to process 180,000 barrels of oil per day, compress 6,000,000 m3 of natural gas per day and inject 290,000 barrels of water per day. Weighing 52,000 tons and with an area of 10,000 m2, P-55 is the biggest semi-submersible platform ever built in Brazil and one of the biggest of its kind worldwide.


  • FMC: EPC for subsea work
  • Keppel: FPSO Brasil conversion
  • Mustang: Inspection Services on P-52 Facilities
  • Stolt Offshore: EPIC contract for the tie-in of oil export pipelines from the Roncador field to the PRA1 booster platform
  • Saipem: Engineering, procurement, transportation and offshore installation of 25 kilometres of flowlines and of 16 steel catenary risers for P-55
  • Technip/Fels Setal: Construction and integration of the hull and topsides/utilities of the P-52 offshore platform
  • Modec: Supply and operation of FSO
  • Oceaneering: Umbilicals for Phase II


  • 1996 - Roncador Oil And Gas Field discovered
  • 1999 - Early production begins
  • 2003 - Keppel contract Signing For P-52 Semi-submersible Platform
  • 2005 - Mustang Selected by Petrobras for Inspection Services on P-52 Facilities
  • 2006 - Stolt Offshore awarded oil export pipeline contract
  • 2007 - P-52 Begins Production Tests on Roncador Oil And Gas Field
  • 2007 - First oil produced from phase 2
  • 2008 - FSO Cidade de Macae MV15 is delivered
  • 2014 - P-55 semi-submersible unit came on stream



  1. Launching of Platform P-52
  2. P-52 Begins Production Tests
  3. P-54 begins operations in the Roncador field
  4. Petrobras Roncador, FMC
  5. Mustang Selected by Petrobras for Inspection Services on P-52 Facilities
  6. Stolt Offshore S.A. Announces $300 million Order Intake in Brazil
  7. MODEC's FSO Cidade de Macae MV15 Achieves First Oil; Charter Begins
  8. MODEC's FSO CIDADE DE MACAE MV15 sets sail for Brazil
  9. Oceaneering Announces Over $40 Million in Umbilical Contracts
  10. Keppel Shipyard sets new benchmark in fast-track FPSO conversions with the delivery of FPSO Brasil
  11. Contract Signing For P-52 Semi-submersible Platform
  12. Technip/Fels Setal selected by petrobras for the deepwater P-52 Platform offshore Brazil
  13. Ex-Im Bank Finances U.S. Export Sale to Build High-Technology Deep Water Oil and Gas Production Platform off Brazil
  14. One billion euro in new offshore contracts for Saipem
  15. Start-up of Platform P-55 in Roncador field
  16. Nine platforms that will boost oil production in Brazil

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