FPSO Maria Quitéria heads to Brazil for Petrobras’ Jubarte field

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The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit Maria Quitéria, built by Malaysian supplier Yinson, has departed China and is en route to Brazil. It will be deployed at Petrobras’ Jubarte field in the Campos Basin.

The FPSO Maria Quitéria left China in May and is expected to arrive in Brazil in the third quarter of 2024. The unit is scheduled to begin operations in the last quarter of the year, ahead of the planned start in 2025.

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The Jubarte field is located in the Campos Basin’s pre-salt layer, off the coast of Espírito Santo. The FPSO Maria Quitéria has a production capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil and can process 5 million cubic meters of gas. It has decarbonization technologies, including a combined cycle power generation system and a closed flare gas recovery unit (FGRU).

Petrobras chartered the FPSO from Yinson, which also handled its construction under a contract agreed upon in 2022. The FPSO will be part of the Parque das Baleias Integrated Project offshore Brazil. This area comprises the Jubarte, Baleia Anã, Cachalote, Caxaréu, Pirambú, and Mangangá fields. Jubarte, the first field, was discovered in 2001.

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In 2019, Petrobras and the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) agreed to extend the concession term for the unified Jubarte field until 2056. This extension enables the implementation of the new production system for the Parque das Baleias Integrated Project and other complementary projects in the area.

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