December 5, 2023


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Dalian Shipbuilding (DSIC) retrofit. Petrobras welcomes its first FPSO

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FPSO Guanabara

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.

Source: eworldship


2月1日,大船集团为巴西国油改装的Mero油田首艘浮式生产储卸油船(FPSO)“FPSO Guanabara”号顺利抵达目的地。

巴西国油表示,“FPSO Guanabara”号已经进入位于巴西桑托斯盆地Libra区块的Mero油田,这是巴西第三大盐下油田。未来几个月,这艘FPSO将与油井和海底设备相连接,并进行最终测试,目标是在今年上半年投产。

“FPSO Guanabara”号由日本三井海洋开发公司(MODEC)负责工程、采购、建造、调动、安装和运营,包括上部加工设备以及船体和船用系统。


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。

“FPSO Guanabara”号由一艘VLCC改装而成,设计能力为日处理18万桶原油,日处理4.24亿标准立方英尺的天然气,每日22.5万桶注水量,存储能力为140万桶原油,服务水深约为2100米,其天然气产量为世界海上石油炼化平台之最。这是巴西国油计划在Mero油田部署的系列4艘FPSO中第一艘,将安装在距离海岸约150公里处,水深1930米。


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