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    BP awards Plutonio FPSO class to Bureau Veritas

    News // January 17, 2003
    UK-based oil major BP has awarded the classification and verification services for its giant Plutonio FPSO to Paris-based Bureau Veritas.

    The Plutonio FPSO will have a 2 million barrel storage capacity and is intended to handle 220 mbd per day over a 25-year life span. It will service five fields in Block 18 offshore Angola, operating in very deep water.

    Following Sonangol's approval , BP will be putting the building contract for the Plutonio FPSO out to tender. When on stream in 2007, it will be anchored in deep waters in the South Atlantic ocean with subsea tie backs to the five fields it will serve.

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