TOKYO, Japan — MODEC has issued more details on the startup of the FPSO Anita Garibaldi MV33 at the Marlim Field in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil, following Petrobras’ initial announcement last week.
The 25-year time charter contract for the platform represents one of MODEC’s largest charters to date. It is also the company’s 14th project in partnership with Petrobras, and the 16th FPSO/FSO vessel that it has delivered to Brazil’s oil and gas sector.
MODEC was responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, and mobilization, including the topsides processing equipment and the hull and marine systems. Its subsidiary SOFEC managed design and procurement of the spread mooring system in 670 m of water, 150 km offshore Rio de Janeiro.
Anita Garibaldi can process 80,000 bbl/d of crude oil and 7 MMcm/d of gas, with a crude storage capacity of up to 1 MMbbl.
Its topside, weighing more than 40,000 t, is the largest the company has installed to date. And the platform is the first to employ MODEC’s separation tank concept, which involves using the cargo oil tanks to handle large volumes of produced water (up to 270,000 bbl/d) for the oil/water separation process.