Petrobras returns to Singapore for more FPSOs

Brazilan state-controlled oil giant Petrobras has placed an order with Singapore shipbuilder Sembcorp Marine for the construction of floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel P-82 set for its Búzios field in the Santos Basin.

The FPSO is scheduled for delivery in 2026 and to become the 29th system to operate in the pre-salt area as part of Petrobras’ new generation of floaters with high production capacity and low-carbon technologies. The unit will be the tenth platform to be installed in the Búzios field, where Petrobras is the operator, with a 92.6% stake in the field, having CNOOC and CNODC as partners, with 3.7% each.

Petrobras said the P-82 will be able to produce up to 225,000 bopd, process up to 12m cu m of gas per day, and store more than 1.6m barrels. The project foresees the interconnection of 16 wells, nine of which are oil producers and seven injectors.

End-September Sembmarine’s compatriot Keppel Offshore & Marine, through its subsidiary Keppel Shipyard, landed a contract with Petrobras for the P-83 floater worth $2.8bn, following a similar deal a month earlier for the P-80 vessel. The latest unit will cost Petrobras around $3.05bn, making it the largest contract between Sembmarine and the Brazilian operator.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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