OSLO -- Keppel Shipyard has delivered the FPSO Espirito Santo to SBM Offshore. The vessel has left Singapore for deployment in the Espirito Santo field offshore Brazil.
The FPSO is capable of processing 100,000 b/d of oil with a maximum storage capacity of 2 MMbbl of oil.
It will be leased to the BC-10 Joint Venture, which is operated by Shell with ONGC Campos Ltda. and Petróleo Brasilieiro S.A. (Petrobras) as co-venturers. The FPSO will be operated by a joint venture between SBM Offshore and MISC.
Keppel Shipyard's scope of work included the refurbishment and conversion of the vessel's existing systems, upgrading of the accommodation facilities, fabrication and installation of sponson tanks (making the entire hull double sided), the turret mooring system, pipe rack, flare tower and helideck as well as integration of all of the oil processing modules.