25 Jul 2022

PetroRio Invests in Energy and Operational Efficiency

On the northern coast of Rio de Janeiro State, the Polvo-A platform and the Bravo FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading), both run by PetroRio, have formed a cluster for the extraction and storage of thousands of barrels of oil per day.

To support the facilities, PetroRio purchased four WEG motors at the end of 2021, maintaining the interchangeability with the existing equipment on board. The objective is to increase operational efficiency, expanding production flow and ensuring energy efficiency in the operation.

These motors were produced and delivered in record time due to the customer's need for urgency, being part of the offshore operation of the largest independent oil and gas company in Brazil.

Altogether, four hazardous area motors were delivered. Three 1300HP 4160 V motors were installed to drive the transfer of oil and gas from the Polvo-A platform. One 500HP 460 V motor was used in a gas compression skid at the FPSO Bravo, which previously used diesel oil to generate electricity. This system reduced diesel consumption by 60,000l a day, which is equivalent to filling the tank of 1,100 cars. In addition, there was a positive environmental impact, with the reduction in the monthly emission of CO2 (carbon dioxide) corresponding to the planting of 30 thousand trees.