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Bacia de Campos Oilfield

The Campos Basin is one of the most important oil-producing regions in Brazil, responsible for more than 80% of the country's production. Since the discovery of the Garoupa field in 1974, the region has been crucial to the Brazilian economy.

My focus during the creation of this scenario was the most faithful recreation possible of the FPSOs in operation in the region. These vessels are true engineering marvels, allowing the extraction, processing and storage of oil directly at sea, sending gas directly to the continent and oil via ships, in an operation called offloading. They are essential for operations in deep waters, where the construction of fixed platforms would be unfeasible. Some submersible platforms and FPSOs portrayed in this scenario operate under ultra-deep wells, in the case of the Lula field it is one of the deepest wells in the region, operating at a depth of around 2,140 meters of water and more than 5,000 meters deep total, including sea soil.

I was in the region for 7 days in February 2024 collecting photos and data to help me recreate the vessels in 3D, and since then I have recreated Drilling Ships, Refining, Drilling and Accommodation Rigs, FPSOs and FSOs, Shuttle Ships, Tankers and Accommodation Ships .

I recreated several Offshore Supply Ships too, in versions with and without helipad.

There are a total of 108 helipads available for landing during the simulation, with 51 landmarks signaling the position of platforms and FPSOs. 

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The ships were recreated according to their real-world livery or company in February 2024, and their geographic positions are also from that date.

The scenario will undergo possible improvements and enhancements, as well as the inclusion of new FPSOs if they appear in the region in the real world.

It is important to say that this scenario does not cause conflicts with any world traffic add-ons you have, but it does add static ships in the Campos Basin region, so if there is third-party traffic coming into the region, this is not within my control. 

The platforms were added as landmarks, so to get to them you need to mark your point of interest (POI) destination on the GPS. It is not possible to start the game directly on the stage's helipads, but only by flying over them.

If you notice any problems, incompatibilities, ships not appearing, or effects, please contact me via email for support, or via my website



There were several reports from users of unusual situations, but with a similar report: it was impossible to control the boat / the boat stalls in a certain direction - this is not a problem linked to the Add-On itself, but a missing setting in the game standard for more experienced simulations. Piloting assistants disable some features that break the mobility of boats in the water and cause situations where users cannot navigate - and unfortunately they end up, without knowing the reason, blaming the Add-On for this. These images show a recommended configuration for navigating with a keyboard, joystick or other external control hardware, bearing in mind that some of these hardware (especially those with a landing gear lever) may present unusual or unexpected situations due to the nature of the hardware - already that it was designed for runways and airplanes. Any questions, unusual or unexpected situations you face, please contact me via email for assistance.

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