Petrobras’ strategic platform for the Campos Basin revitalization plan, FPSO Anita Garibaldi, which will interconnect 43 oil wells, has left the DSIC Marine Yard shipyard, in the city of Dalian, bound for Brazil.
According to the Brazilian oil company, the FPSO (floating unit that produces, stores and transfers oil) will leave for Brazil after undergoing final tests in the docking area for about four days.
According to the statement, before reaching the Campos Basin, the new FPSO will be destined for the Jurong shipyard, in the city of Aracruz (ES), where it will undergo the commissioning process, in addition to regulatory inspections and operational tests.
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The new system will be installed in the Marlim and Voador fields, in the Campos Basin (RJ), with production start scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.
With the capacity to produce up to 80,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and process up to 7 million m3 of gas/day, the new FPSO will be strategic for the Campos Basin Renewal Plan, aimed at renewing mature assets operated by the company in the region.
Petrobras is investing USD 16 billion in this program, which is part of its Strategic Plan for 2022 to 2026.
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The new platform will be connected to 43 wells, with peak production expected for 2026. The Marlim Revitalization Project plans to replace the nine platforms currently operating in the Marlim and Voador fields (P-18, P-19, P-20, P-26, P-32, P-33, P-35, P-37 and P-47) by the new FPSOs Anita Garibaldi and Anna Nery – the latter being scheduled to start production in the first quarter of 2023.
The revitalization of the Campos Basin is part of the largest program of its kind for mature assets in the global offshore industry.
By installing the FPSOs Anita Garibaldi and Anna Nery in the Marlim and Voador fields, Petrobras plans to produce up to 150,000 barrels per day (bpd).
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The Campos Basin is responsible for almost 75% of all oil extracted in Brazil’s offshore to date.
The region is expected to continue to play a pioneering role in innovation in the oil and gas industry.