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Brazil's Petrobras kicks off tender to build three FPSOs in deepwater Buzios field
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras said on Friday it has approved the start of a tender to build three new floating platforms, known as FPSOs, in the Buzios oilfield, one of the biggest deepwater discoveries this century.

Earlier in July, Reuters reported that Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, was preparing to launch the leasing tender by the end of August as part of its ambitions plans to boost deepwater production.

In a securities filing on Friday, Petrobras said the three new FPSOs were part of its development plans for the asset, which aim at a total of 12 floating platforms installed by the end of the decade.

The company currently has four FPSOs operating in Buzios, which correspond to more than 20% of Petrobras’ total production, according to the filing. A fifth floating platform is now under construction and is likely to start production in the second half of 2022.

“At the end of the development phase, Buzios field is expected to produce more than 2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), becoming Petrobras’ largest production asset,” Petrobras said.

An FPSO, or a floating production storage and offloading unit, is effectively a massive ship that is vital for deep water production in some offshore basins.

Reporting by Gabriela Mello; Editing by Alex Richardson
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Buzios Field, Santos Basin
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The Buzios (formerly Franco) field is located within the Cessão Onerosa (Transfer of Rights) region of the pre-salt Santos Basin.

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The Buzios (formerly Franco) field is located within the Cessão Onerosa (Transfer of Rights) region of the pre-salt Santos Basin. The offshore field covers an area of 416km² and is situated approximately 200km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro at water depths ranging from 1,600m to 2,100m.

Petrobras, the sole owner of the field, presented the proposal for the Declaration of Commerciality to the National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) of Brazil in December 2013.

First production from the field was achieved in April 2018. Petrobras aims to produce 3.058 billion barrels of oil equivalent from the Brazilian field.

Buzios field discovery and exploration

Buzios field was discovered in 2010 by the 2-ANP-1-RJS (Franco) discovery well, which flowed at an initial test rate of 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) from the pre-salt reservoir.

The extension well is known as 3-BRSA-1184-RJS (3-RJS-723/Franco Leste). It is situated 7.5km south-east of Franco and was completed in November 2013 to a total depth of 5,900m. The well encountered a 396m column of oil.

Petrobras acquired 3D seismic data for the entire area and drilled two mandatory wells, as well as six additional wells at the field. The oil quality is rated between 26º and 28º API.

FPSOs for Buzios (Franco)

The field was developed using four FPSOs, P-74, P-75, P-76 and P-77, which were converted from very large crude carriers (VLCCs). P-76 is designed to have a daily production capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil and seven million cubic metres of gas, while the other three vessels have a designed daily production capacity of 150,000 barrels of oil and seven million cubic metres of gas.

P-74, P-75, P-76 and P-77 were installed within Franco 1 (Buzios 1), Franco SW (Búzios 2), Franco Sul (Búzios 3) and Franco NW (Búzios 4) areas respectively.

Production at P-74 started in April 2018 and P-75 began in November. P-76 was commissioned in February 2019, while P-77 will be commissioned later in the same year. Each vessel has an accommodation capacity for 110 people.

A proposed fifth FPSO is also planned to be installed at the field.

Contractors involved with Buzios

Topsides of P-74 were constructed by EBR, a consortium formed by Setal and Toyo, while those of P-76 were constructed by Technip-Technit, a consortium of Technip Brazil and Techint. The Technip-Technit consortium contracted Bureau-Veritas to conduct safety studies for P-76.

The contract for the construction and integration of the topside modules for P-75 and P-77 was awarded to RIG Consortium formed by Queiroz Galvão, Camargo Correa and IESA.

Conversion of the hulls of all four VLCCs into FPSO platforms was performed by Enseada Indústria Naval, a joint-venture (JV) of Odebrecht, OAS, UTC and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI). Accommodation modules on all four FPSOs were installed by BSL, a JV of SBM Offshore and Naval Ventures Corp (Synergy Group).

Aibel fabricated five modules for P-74 under a subcontract with EBR. The lifting, transportation and installation of P-74’s accommodation and service modules at Rio de Janeiro were performed by ALE, while the transportation of the foundation decks was performed by Jumbo.
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MODEC Awarded Letter of Intent by Petrobras Related to Búzios 5 FPSO

Tokyo, June 20, 2019

MODEC, Inc. ("MODEC") is pleased to announce that it has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) for supply, charter, and operations of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. ("Petrobras") for Búzios 5. The firm time charter period of the contract is 21 years.

This will be the 5th FPSO deployed at the Búzios field, however it is the first chartered production unit for the region. Búzios is one of the offshore oil and gas fields in Brazil which forms part of the Transfer of Rights agreement signed in 2010. The Búzios field is 100% operated by Petrobras and is situated 180 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, in the giant "pre-salt" region of the Santos Basin, Brazil, at a water depth approximately 1,900 meters.

MODEC is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization chartering and operations 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 for the floating unit.

The FPSO will be capable of processing 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 212 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, 240,000 barrels of water injection per day and will have minimum storage capacity of 1,400,000 barrels of crude oil. The first oil production by the FPSO is planned for 2022.

This is the 15th FPSO/FSO vessel which MODEC will provide in Brazil, as well as MODEC's 8th FPSO in the "pre-salt" following the FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis MV22, the FPSO Cidade de São Paulo MV23, the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba MV24, the FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí MV26, the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27, as well as our two latest units, the FPSO Carioca MV30 and FPSO Guanabara MV31, currently under construction.

The Búzios 5 FPSO will be delivered with Brazilian local content, following the successful experience of our other projects in the country.

"At this time, we are extremely honored that MODEC has been awarded the contract for the first chartered FPSO to be deployed at Búzios field," commented Yuji Kozai, President and CEO of MODEC. "This most recent award represents a continued strong relationship of trust between our client Petrobras and us, and it strengthens our leading position as an offshore oil and gas production service provider in Brazil. We are committed to carry out this major project by cooperating closely with our client in order to contribute to the advancement of the energy industry in Brazil."
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MODEC, Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni to Proceed with the Deepwater FPSO Charter Project for Búzios Field of Brazilian Offshore Pre-Salt Oil Field

Tokyo, November 12, 2019

MODEC, Inc. ("MODEC," head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Yuji Kozai), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui," head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Tatsuo Yasunaga), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. ("MOL," head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) and Marubeni Corporation ("Marubeni," head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Masumi Kakinoki) have agreed that Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni will invest in a long-term charter business ("the Project") currently promoted by MODEC for the purpose of providing a floating production, storage, and offloading system ("the FPSO") for use in the Búzios field off the coast of Brazil. The above four companies ("the Companies") have entered into related agreements on 12th November 2019.

Based on these agreements, Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni will invest in Buzios5 MV32 B.V. ("MV32"), a Dutch company established by MODEC, and the Companies will proceed with the Project jointly. MV32 has entered into a long-term charter agreement for the deployment of the FPSO with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), the Brazilian state oil company. The FPSO will be chartered for 21 years under this charter agreement which was signed on 24th September 2019.

The FPSO will be named FPSO Almirante Barroso MV32 and will be deployed at the Búzios field located in the giant "pre-salt" region of the Santos Basin. The field is located approximately 180 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, in the southeast coast of Brazil. FPSO will be moored in 1,900 meters water depth, in the year of 2022.

The Project is the seventh occasion under which the Companies have collaborated to operate FPSOs in Brazil.

Outline of the FPSO
Oil processing capacity: 150,000 barrels per day
Gas processing capacity: 212 million cubic feet per day
Oil storage capacity: 1,400,000 barrels
Mooring type: Spread mooring(at a water depth of 1,900 meters)

Shareholders of MV32
MODEC, Inc.: 35.0%
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.: 35.0%
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.: 20.0%
Marubeni Corporation: 10.0%
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FPSO Almirante Barroso MV32

This will be the 5th FPSO deployed at the Búzios field, however it is the first chartered production unit for the region. Búzios is one of the offshore oil and gas fields in Brazil which forms part of the Transfer of Rights agreement signed in 2010. The Búzios field is 100% operated by Petrobras and is situated 180 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, in the giant “pre-salt” region of the Santos Basin, Brazil, at a water depth approximately 1,900 m.

MODEC is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization chartering and operations 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 for the floating unit.

The FPSO will be capable of processing 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 212 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, 240,000 barrels of water injection per day and will have minimum storage capacity of 1,400,000 barrels of crude oil. The first oil production by the FPSO is planned for 2022.

This is the 15th FPSO/FSO vessel which MODEC will provide in Brazil, as well as MODEC’s 8th FPSO in the “pre-salt” following the FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis MV22, the FPSO Cidade de Sâo Paulo MV23, the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba MV24, the FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí MV26, the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27, as well as our two latest units, the FPSO Carioca MV30 and FPSO Guanabara MV31, currently under construction.

The Búzios 5 FPSO will be delivered with Brazilian local content, following the successful experience of our other projects in the country.

Unit Name : FPSO Almirante Barroso MV32
Field : Búzios field
Country : Brazil
Water Depth : 1,900 m
Mooring Type : SOFEC Spread Mooring
Storage Capacity : 1,400,000 bbls
Oil Production : 150,000 bopd
Gas Production : 212 mmscfd
Water Injection : 240,000 bwpd
New / Conv. : Conversion
Client : Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras)
Contract : EPCI + Time Charter
Scope of work : Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Mobilization, Installation, Operation & Maintenance
First Oil : Planned 2022
Charter Period : 21 years
Current Status : Under Construction (MODEC will own and operate)
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SBM Offshore confirms contract negotiation for Petrobras FPSO

September 15, 2020

As announced today by Petrobras, SBM Offshore confirms it has entered into negotiations with Petrobras for a charter contract for the FPSO Almirante Tamandaré which will operate in the Buzios field which is part of the Santos basin, offshore Brazil. The anticipated production capacity of the unit is 225,000 barrels of oil and 12 million m3 of gas per day.

If and when an agreement is reached, SBM Offshore will inform the market.
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Saipem awarded a contract for the Búzios pre-salt field in Brazil worth approximately 325 million USD

San Donato Milanese (MI), July 6th 2020 –Saipem has been awarded a contract by Petrobras for the installation of a rigid riser-based subsea system to serve the Búzios pre-salt project, in water depths from 1537 to 2190 meters, offshore the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The Búzios-5 overall production system foresees the interconnection of 15 wells to the FPSO in two phases. The project awarded to Saipem includes the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of the Steel Lazy Wave Risers (SLWR) and associated flowlines between all wells and the FPSO. In particular, the scope of work includes five production and five injection risers and flowlines for a total length of 59 km, a 16 km-long gas export line to be connected to an existing pipeline, 11 rigid jumpers and 21 foundation subsea structures (risers and PLETs).

Saipem will use FDS, its state-of-the-art field development ship, for all the subsea works.

“Búzios is one of the world’s largest deepwater oil fields and it is very important for Saipem to contribute to such a significant project for Brazil, a country in which we have a long-established presence and track record of successfully-executed projects.” commented Francesco Racheli, Chief Operating Officer of Saipem’s E&C Offshore Division. “This new acquisition efficiently combines in-house capabilities and appropriate assets to carry out this ambitious endeavour and reinforces our reputation as a global provider of valuable solutions in a country offering great opportunities. We look forward to working alongside Petrobras to further develop Brazil’s resources and ensure the safe and timely achievement of the field’s full production output”.
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