Dutch FPSO supplier SBM Offshore and Brazilian oil big Petrobas are in talks for the constitution of an FPSO vessel for operations on the Buzios subject positioned within the Santos basin, offshore Brazil.
In an replace on Tuesday, Petrobras mentioned it has began negotiations with SBM Offshore to contract the FPSO Almirante Tamandaré to be put in within the Búzios subject.
The FPSO Almirante Tamandaré would be the sixth manufacturing system of the Búzios subject, with startup scheduled for the second half of 2024.
According to Petrobras, it will likely be the most important oil manufacturing unit working on the Brazilian coast and one of many largest on the planet, with a every day processing capability of 225 thousand barrels of oil and 12 million m3 of fuel.
Petrobras famous it continuously screens the FPSOs world market and has recognized that, at this second, solely SBM has the capability to fulfill the technical, operational and availability necessities of the corporate.
In a separate assertion on Tuesday, SBM Offshore confirmed it has entered into negotiations with Petrobras for the constitution contract for the FPSO Almirante Tamandaré.
The anticipated manufacturing capability of the unit is 225,000 barrels of oil and 12 million m3 of fuel per day.
If and when an settlement is reached, SBM Offshore mentioned it would inform the market.
Petrobras added that the opposite two items to be put in in Búzios, FPSOs P-78 and P-79, will likely be contracted by bidding, within the engineering, procurement and development (EPC) modality.
The contracting course of is already underway and the successful corporations of the general public pre-qualification carried out by Petrobras take part in it.
The platforms may have the capability to course of 180 thousand barrels of oil and seven.2 million m3 of fuel every day and are anticipated to start out working in 2025.
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