Petrobras orders Marlim cluster floaters from MODEC, Yinson

Petrobras has issued letters of intent to MODEC and Yinson for the supply, charter, and operations of two FPSOs for the Marlim and Voador fields revitalization in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

The FPSO Cidade de Niterói MV18 has operated at the Marlim Leste oil field in the Campos basin offshore Brazil since February 2009.
The FPSO Cidade de Niterói MV18 has operated at the Marlim Leste oil field in the Campos basin offshore Brazil since February 2009.
(Courtesy MODEC)

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TOKYOPetrobras has issued letters of intent to MODEC and Yinson for the supply, charter, and operations of two FPSOs for the Marlim and Voador fields revitalization in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

MODEC will be responsible for engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization, chartering and operations, including topsides processing equipment and hull and marine systems for FPSO Marlim 1. The company’s subsidiary SOFEC will design and supply the spread mooring system.

Installed 150 km (93 mi) offshore in a water depth of around 670 m (2,198 ft), FPSO Marlim 1 will be capable of processing 80,000 b/d of crude oil and 7 MMcm/d of gas and injecting 390,000 b/d of water, with minimum storage capacity of 1 MMbbl.

Production is expected to start in 2022.

Yinson will be responsible for FPSO Marlim 2, which will be installed in a water depth of about 930 m (3,051 ft).

FPSO Marlim 2 will be capable of processing 70,000 b/d of oil and 4 MMcm/d of gas.

Production is expected to start in 1Q 2023.

The FPSOs will be operated and chartered for 25 years.

10/16/2019

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