Japan’s MODEC Inc. announced on Monday that the Anita Garibaldi MV33 floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel has arrived in Brazilian waters and is scheduled for commissioning before being deployed to the Campos basin.
MODEC said the final commissioning will be done in the state of Espírito Santo.
First oil is set for the first quarter of 2023.
Chartered to Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras, the Anita Garibaldi will be installed at the Marlim Field in the Campos Pre-Salt Basin. It has the capacity to produce 80,000 barrels of crude per day and seven million cubic metres of natural gas per day.
The Anita Garibaldi will be connected to 43 wells, with peak production scheduled for 2026.
The addition is a part of Petrobras’ Marlim Revitalization Project. It plans to replace the nine platforms currently operating in the Marlim and Voador fields – P-18, P-19, P-20, P-26, P-32, P-33, P-35, P-37 and P-47 – for the Anita Garibaldi and Anna Nery FPSOs.
MODEC said it will also be operating the Almirante Barroso MV32 in 2023, the first chartered FPSO to be installed at Buzios field.
Petrobras plans to place 18 FPSOs offshore Brazil in the next five years, according to its 2023-2027 Strategic Plan.
The vessels’ capacities will range from 70,000 to 225,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd).
Petrobras also plans to drill 42 wells in the period 2023-2027, to add to its reserves, among the largest in the world.