Petrobras: FPSO Sepetiba arrives in Brazil, ready for oil, gas production Q4 2023

World Oil Staff September 13, 2023

(WO) – Petrobras announced that the platform-vessel FPSO Sepetiba arrived in Brazil on Friday, August 9th, from China. The FPSO (floating, production, storage and offloading) platform will undergo various legal and technical procedures before it is taken to the Mero field, in the Libra section of the pre-salt layer of the Santos basin. The FPSO is able to produce up to 180,000 bopd and 12 MMcmgd. It is expected to begin production in the fourth quarter of this year.

Courtesy of Petrobras

The platform was delivered to Petrobras by SBM, who were also responsible for building it. It will be the second FPSO to be installed in the Mero field, the third largest by volume of oil in place (VOIP), out of a total of four systems. The four units together will have the capacity to produce up to 720,000 bopd.

The combined Mero field is operated by Petrobras (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%), representing the Federal Government in the non-contracted area.

Lead photo: Petrobras

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