Petrobras reported that its early production system in the Sepia area (formerly the Nordeste de Tupi area) has begun operations in the Santos Basin pre-salt layer offshore Brazil. The FPSO vessel Cidade de Sao Vicente is set to produce about 20,000 B/D of oil during the test period. Deployed in 7,218 ft (2200 m) of water, the FPSO system is connected to the 1-RJS-691 well and will remain at its current location for 180 days.


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