RIO DE JANEIRO – On Aug. 16, the Schahin–Modec consortium, hired by Petrobras to build and operate the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba, initiated the process of moving the vessel out of the BrasFels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis. This platform vessel will operate in the Iracema South area of the Lula field, connected to wells in the presalt layer of the Santos basin, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state.
Working with a 65% local content, the construction and integration of modules inBrazil involved four worksites in the state of Rio de Janeiro, at Itaguaí, Ilha do Fundão, Niterói, and Angra dos Reis, plus one in Bahia state.
Anchored 240 km (149 mi) offshore, in 2,200 m (7,218 ft) of water, theCidade de Mangaratiba will be connected to eight production and eight injection wells. The FPSO has the capacity to produce 150,000 b/d, compress 8 MMcm/d (300 MMcf/d) of natural gas, storage capacity for 1.6 MMboe, and an injection capacity of 240,000 b/d of water. The vessel’s oil production is expected to start in 4Q 2014.
The Iracema South area is part of the BM-S-11 concession, operated by Petrobras (65%), in partnership with BG E&P Brasil Ltda. (25%) and Petrogal Brasil SA (10%).