Brazil’s Anna Nery FPSO achieves start-up

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Brazil’s Petrobras is ramping up production in its Campos Basin with the start-up of the Anna Nery vessel.

Paired with the Anita Garibaldi floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) unit, the vessels are an integral part of Brazil’s major revitalisation project for mature fields – Marlin and Voador – in the Campos Basin.

“This is the largest project in the world in the recovery of mature assets in the offshore industry. Through it, we will increase production, maintain jobs, and open an important learning and knowledge front for other similar projects throughout Brazil,” said Jean Paul Prates, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Petrobras.

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Anna Nery was commissioned on May 7, according to Petrobras. It is able to produce daily up to 70,000 barrels of oil and process four million cubic metres (m³) of gas. The unit is anchored in a water depth of 927 metres and interconnected to 32 wells, with peak production set for 2025. 

The deployment of these two new production systems, Petrobras outlined, provides operational continuity of the Marlim and Voador fields – increasing production to an average of 150,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), maintaining jobs and support services, and serving as a catalyst for other revitalisation projects. Both vessels will be replacing the nine platforms currently operating in the Marlim and Vaodor fields – (P-18, P-19, P-20, P-26, P-32, P-33, P-35, P-37 and P-47). 

The Marlim and Voador revitalisation project will contribute to the recovery of the Campos Basin production, currently at about 560,000 boed. The projection for the basin’s production is 900,000 boed in 2027. 

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