(PN) Petrobrás in final preparations to begin operating its newest platform, the FPSO Sepetiba. The unit arrived in Brazil last weekend and is expected to begin production in the Mero field, in the Santos Basin, during the fourth quarter of this year.
The FPSO will have the capacity to produce up to 180 thousand barrels of oil and 12 million cubic meters of gas daily. The vessel was chartered by Petrobras from SBM, also responsible for its construction. This will be the second definitive FPSO to be installed in the Mero field, out of a total of four.
The FPSO Sepetiba left the Bomesc shipyard in China in June, where it successfully went through the topsides integration and onshore commissioning phases. Now in Brazilian waters, off the coast of the city of Angra dos Reis (RJ), the unit will undergo legal and technical procedures before heading to the Mero field.
The Mero unitized field is operated by Petrobrás (38.6%), in partnership with Shell Brasil (19.3%), TotalEnergies (19.3%), CNPC (9.65%), CNOOC (9.65 %) and Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A – PPSA (3.5%), representative of the Union.