Scheduled to form part of Petrobras’ 5th production module in the Búzios field, the Modec unit will be submitted to Brazilian authorities’ clearance procedures. Afterwards, it will go to the Brasfels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis (RJ), where it will undergo the final commissioning activities.
The first oil from the FPSO Almirante Barroso is expected to occur in 2023. The unit was converted at the Cosco Dalian shipyard, in China, having started the trip to Brazil in mid-June.
Capable of producing 150,000 bpd of oil and processing 6 million m3/d of gas, the FPSO Almirante Barroso will be the first chartered system of the Búzios project, which already has its own units FPSOs P-74, P-75, P -76 and P-77. Almirante Barroso’s charter contract was signed in 2019.
Petrobras has contracted another five FPSOs for the Búzios field, one of which is chartered by SBM – Almirante Tamandaré, scheduled to start operating in 2024 and capable of producing 255,000 bpd of oil – and four of its own – the P-78 and 79, which are being built by the Keppel/Hyundai and Daewoo/Saipem consortia, respectively, with a capacity to produce 180,000 bpd and expected to start operating in 2025, and the P-80 and P-83, designed to produce 225,000 bpd of oil and newly contracted to Keppel Shipyard.