RIO DE JANEIRO – Petrobras has signed a letter of intent with Modec and Schahin Petróleo e Gás to charter an FPSO for the Carioca presalt development in the Santos basin.
The block BM-S-9 project is expected to start producing in August 2016. The FPSO, with a processing capacity of 100,000 bo/d and 5 MMcm/d of gas, is scheduled to be delivered by June of that year.
The project provides for the initial connection of eight wells to the FPSO, four as producing wells and four for injection, with the possibility of subsequent additional wells.
The BM-S-9 Consortium is a partnership between Petrobras (the operator, with a 45% stake), BG E&P Brasil Ltda. (30%) and Repsol Sinopec Brasil S.A. (25%).