FPSO Almirante Barroso sails towards the Buzios field

A new giant of the seas will soon come into operation. The FPSO Almirante Barroso left this week from the BrasFELS shipyard heading for the Buzios field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt. The FPSO has been at the shipyard since October last year for commissioning activities and final acceptance tests.

The vessel was converted in China, at the Cosco shipyard, from the hull of the oil tanker Eddie. With the capacity to produce 150,000 barrels of oil per day and process 6 million m3 of gas per day, the FPSO Almirante Barroso will be connected to ten wells, which will form the 5th production module of the Buzios field. The platform also has a water injection capacity of 220,000 barrels of water per day.

The Buzios field, which today produces around 575,000 barrels of oil and 23 million m³ of natural gas daily. With the entry into operation of Almirante Barroso, the field should reach the mark of 33% of Petrobras’ oil production in 2026. The FPSO belongs to the Japanese company Modec, responsible for the project, construction and operation of the platform.

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