MODEC is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization, installation, and operation of the FPSO, including topsides processing equipment as well as hull and marine systems. SOFEC Inc., a MODEC group company, will design and supply the spread mooring system.
The FPSO will be deployed at theMero field, located in the northwestern area of the Libra block in the presalt Santos basin, about 180 km (112 mi) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Water depth is 2,100 m (6,890 ft).
The FPSO will be capable of processing 180,000 b/d of crude oil, 12 MMcm/d of gas, 225,000 b/d of water injection, and storage capacity of 1.4 MMbbl of crude oil.
The project includes the interconnection of up to 17 wells to the FPSO. First oil is planned for 2021.
Petrobras and MODEC said that the vessel will be delivered with Brazilian local content. The firm charter period of the contract is 22 years.
The Libra Consortium is formed by Petrobras (operator, 40%), Shell Brasil (20%), Total (20%), CNPC (10%), CNOOC Ltd. (10%), and state-owned Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A., as manager of the production-sharing contract.
The is the 14th FPSO/FSO vessel which MODEC will provide in Brazil, as well as its seventh FPSO in the presalt.