Petrobras in final preparatory stage to start production from Sepetiba

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The FPSO Sepetiba, a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) platform, has arrived in Brazil from China. After undergoing necessary legal and technical procedures, the FPSO will be deployed to the Mero field in the Santos basin’s Libra section. 

This FPSO has the capacity to produce 180,000 barrels of oil and 12 million cubic metres of gas per day and is expected to commence production in the fourth quarter of this year.

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Constructed and delivered to Petrobras by SBM Offshore, the FPSO Sepetiba will be the second such platform in the Mero field, which is the third-largest in terms of oil volume in place (VOIP). In total, four FPSO units in the field will have the collective capacity to produce up to 720,000 barrels of oil per day.

The Mero field is a collaborative effort operated by Petrobras (38.6%) in partnership with Shell Brasil (19.3%), TotalEnergies (19.3%), CNPC (9.65%), CNOOC (9.65%), and Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A – PPSA (3.5%), representing the Federal Government in the non-contracted area.

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