TheFPSOPioneiro de Libra, which has been adapted for this task, has a production capacity of 50,000 b/d of oil.
According to partner Total, the EPS will allow collection of technical data to help optimize the field’s subsequent development phases.
The next investment decision concerns the Libra 1 FPSO, with a planned capacity of 150,000 b/d. Other vessels with similar capacity will follow to allow the field can be developed to its full potential, Total added.
Petrobras leads the consortium with a 40% stake, in partnership with Total (20%), Shell (20%), CNOOC (10%), and CNPC (10%).