through a statement, Petrobras announced, on Friday (24), that approved the hiring of three new platforms of the type Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSOs) for the field of Buzios, in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin. According to the oil company, the units are part of the Asset Development Plan, which foresees a total of twelve units installed by the end of the decade.
The first units will be the FPSO Almirante Tamandaré with entry into production scheduled for the second half of 2024. The FPSO will be chartered with a daily processing capacity of 225,000 barrels of oil and 12 million m3 of gas, and will be the largest oil production unit operating in Brazil and one of the largest in the world.
The other two units, P-78 and P-79, will be contracted in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and will have the capacity to process 180,000 barrels of oil and 7.2 million m3 of gas each daily. The platforms are expected to go live in 2025.
At the end of the development phase, the Buzios field is expected to produce more than 2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), making it Petrobras' largest production asset. Currently, there are four units in operation on site, which account for more than 20% of the total production of the oil company.