The second of two floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessels involved in Petrobras' revitalization endeavor in the Campos Basin off the coast of Brazil has commenced production. The FPSO Anita Garibaldi MV33, part of a project aimed at extending production from the Marlim and Voador fields' deposits, was put into production on August 16, 2023. This follows the commencement of production from the first FPSO, Anna Nery, in May 2023.
The FPSO Anita Garibaldi, built by MODEC, arrived in Brazil in January 2023, and its final commissioning took place at a shipyard in the state of Espírito Santo. The FPSO is planned to be connected to 75 wells, with the joint production capacity of the two FPSOs reaching up to 150,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and a processing capacity of up to 11 million m³ of gas. These FPSOs will replace nine existing platforms in the Campos Basin and contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50%.
Jean Paul Prates, CEO of Petrobras, highlighted the significance of these FPSOs in increasing the longevity of the Campos Basin and expanding its production. These platforms incorporate advanced technologies to enhance efficiency and decarbonization.
The FPSO project, part of the Marlim and Voador revitalization initiative, along with complementary development projects and revitalization efforts in other fields, is anticipated to raise Campos Basin's production from approximately 565,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) to 920,000 boed by 2027. This revitalization underscores the basin's continued role as a strategic asset, generating opportunities and driving new projects even after over 40 years of production.