Petrobras anticipates early arrival of Maria Quitéria FPSO at Jubarte field

June 21, 2024
Petrobras anticipates the FPSO's arrival in this year’s third quarter with production scheduled to begin in fourth-quarter 2024.

Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) anticipates arrival of the Maria Quitéria floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel at Jubarte field offshore Brazil in this year’s third quarter with production scheduled to begin in fourth-quarter 2024, ahead of its initial plan.

The FPSO, part of the operator’s previously stated plan to install eleven new FPSOs in the presalt offshore Brazil by 2027 to produce 2.4 MMboe, departed from China in May (OGJ Online, Sept. 7, 2023). It was originally expected to reach its destination in 2025.

The FPSO will be spread moored at Jubarte field in the North Campos basin presalt off Espírito Santo's coast. The unit has a production capacity of 100,000 b/d of oil and can process 5 million cu m/day of gas, and has water injection capacity of 330,000 b/d. It is equipped with decarbonization technologies such as a combined cycle power generation system and FGRU (closed flare), the operator said.

Petrobras chartered the unit from Yinson, which was also responsible for its construction.

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