QIDONG, China – The FPSO Anna Nery has departed from the Cosco Qidong shipyard in China, which marks the beginning of its journey to Brazil. The platform will conduct navigation tests for 15 days in Chinese waters and then perform stops in Singapore and Mauritius, where it will supply and exchange the crew, until its arrival in Brazil in October, when it is planned to hold the final stage of commissioning and acceptance tests.
The FPSO is slated to start production at the Marlim field approximately 150km off the Brazilian coast starting in 2023. The platform will have a production capacity of 70,000 b/d of oil per day, 142 million MMscf/d of gas and a water injection capacity of 240,000 b/d of water. The vessel will have a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels.
FPSO Anna Nery will be the first of two platforms that will be part of the Marlim and Voador Revitalization Project in the Campos basin, an important Petrobras production area that today produces about 30,000 b/d of oil and about 420,000 cubic meters of gas/day.
The FPSO was chartered by Petrobras from Yinson, and includes the all-electric design, which consists of maximizing the use of electricity to drive the equipment of the production unit, which contributes to a lower level of carbon emissions compared to other design concepts.
The FPSO Anna Nery in conjunction with FPSO Anita Garibaldi, the next production unit planned to operate the Marlim and Voador revitalization project, will be interconnected to 75 wells and will allow the extension of the production of the field deposits until 2048. The new systems will allow the expansion of the current production of Marlim and Voador to more than 150,000 boe/d.