On February 1, the first floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel “FPSO Guanabara” in Mero Oilfield, which was retrofitted by DSIC for Petrobras, arrived at its destination.
Petrobras said the “FPSO Guanabara” has entered the Mero oil field in the Libra block of Brazil’s Santos Basin, the third-largest pre-salt oil field in Brazil. In the coming months, the FPSO will be connected to wells and subsea equipment and undergo final testing, with the goal of commissioning in the first half of this year.
The FPSO Guanabara is engineered, procured, built, mobilized, installed, and operated by Japan’s Mitsui Marine Development Corporation (MODEC), including topside processing equipment as well as hull and marine systems.
MODEC handed over the modification and integration of the FPSO to DSIC, which held the completion and delivery ceremony of the FPSO in August last year. This is the first project in the world in which the hull transformation and module construction are entrusted to the same shipyard, and it is also the first domestic FPSO transformation project with the highest integrity that is directly sent to the oil field after delivery.
After leaving DSIC, “FPSO Guanabara” stayed at Drydocks World Dubai for about two months for commissioning activities.
“FPSO Guanabara” was converted from a VLCC with a design capacity of 180,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 424 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day, 225,000 barrels of water injection per day, and storage capacity of 1.4 million barrels of crude oil. The water depth is about 2,100 meters, and its natural gas output is the highest in the world’s offshore oil refining platforms. This is the first in a series of four FPSOs that Petrobras plans to deploy at the Mero Oilfield, and will be installed approximately 150 kilometers from the coast in a water depth of 1,930 meters.
在离开大船集团之后，“FPSO Guanabara”号在迪拜干船坞世界（Drydocks World Dubai）停留了大约两个月的时间，进行调试活动。