On Jan. 31, the floating, production, storage and offloading vessel, FPSO OSX-1, successfully initiated oil production for OGX from the Waimea field, according to OSX.
The FPSO is carrying out the extended well test on the Waimea accumulation in the Campos Basin through OGX-26HP well.
The field is 80 km off the coast at a water depth of 130 m (429 ft).
The OSX-1 was built in Korea and customized in Singapore at Keppel’s shipyard. It is has the capacity to store up to 900,000 barrels of oil.
The FPSO was leased to OGX for 20 years and is operated by OSX through its subsidiary OSX Serviços Operacionais Ltda.
During the coming weeks, OGX’s production team will test different flow rate levels, aiming to gradually reach a stable production level of roughly 15,000 barrels per day.