Petrobras started contracting process for FPSO for the Barracuda and Caratinga Field Revitalization Project, another important milestone in the Campos Basin revitalization plan. The announcement was published on the Petronect portal last Friday (04/08).
The new FPSO will have the capacity to produce up to 100 thousand barrels of oil per day (bpd) and process up to 6 million m3 of gas daily, increasing the recovery factor with adherence to Petrobras’ commitment to reduce atmospheric emissions. The project specifications bring technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as a closed flare system (FGRS), equipment with fugitive emissions reduction requirements, as well as the possibility of adopting combined cycle cogeneration and the all-electric concept. . This is yet another major revitalization project for Petrobras, whose wealth adds great value to society and the environment as a whole.
“In addition to its relevance to the revitalization plan for mature fields in the Campos Basin, the contracting of this new FPSO is important because it brings features to the unit’s design that are in line with Petrobras’ emission reduction strategy. It will be a platform that will produce in a more optimized and sustainable way”, explains Carlos Travassos, Director of Engineering, Technology and Innovation at Petrobras.
The revitalization of the Campos Basin is part of the largest project to recover mature assets in the global offshore industry. The Marlim and Voador fields will have the FPSOs Anita Garibaldi (with start-up scheduled for the next few weeks) and Anna Nery (already in production) with a combined capacity to produce up to 150 thousand barrels per day (bpd). To implement the new production projects, Petrobras will drill 14 new wells, relocating another 61 – and with the effort to revitalize the reservoirs, the forecast is to generate production gains for the field.
An international hub for offshore technology and the cradle of deepwater production in Brazil, the Campos Basin was a pioneer in innovation and will continue to be, both for decommissioning projects and for the revitalization of mature concessions.