Building five FPSO, Modec estimates hiring 600 new workers for the onshore and offshore areas in Brazil by 2024. The first unit to go into operation should be the FPSO Carioca MV30, which is already on its way to Brazil and will produce in the Sepia field.
Also for the pre-salt santos basin, the FPSO Guanabara MV31 should produce the first oil next year in the Mero field, the country's first production sharing area. For 2022, the FPSO Almirante Barroso MV32, the fifth production unit of the Buzios field, is scheduled to go into operation. In addition, the departure of the FPSO Anita Garibaldi MV33, which will integrate the revitalization module of the Marlim field, is also on schedule.
Finally, the last project of the current portfolio to go into operation will be FPSO Bacalhau, a unit that will have the capacity to produce up to 220,000 barrels of oil per day and 15 million m³/day of natural gas. Production of the field operated by Equinor, in partnership with ExxonMobil and Petrogal, is expected to begin between 2023-2024.