The Marlim field was discovered in January 1985 through the drilling of the RJS219A well. It is located in the Campos Basin, approximately 110 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Due to the complexity of the project, the development of this field was planned in 5 modules, with 7 production units (4 of the SS type – "Semi-Submersible", and 3 of the FPSO type – "Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading") and 1 storage unit (FSO type – "Floating, Storage and Offloading"). The oil production is directed from the wells to the production units through flexible lines, manifolds and risers. The definitive development of the field started by the module 1, as the platform P-18 was installed back in May 1994. The production peak was of 602,000 bbl/day in 2002 with the Module 5 (FPSO P-37) being implemented. The Marlim oil is treated within its units, and transferred to shuttle tankers that transport the production to the mainland. The natural gas produced in association to oil is compressed in the SS platforms and FPSOs, and sent to the continent through the existing gas pipeline network of the Campos Basin.
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