MOSCOW (MRC) -- New floaters to produce from the Atapu and Sepia fields will be equipped with the "all-electric" technology, said Upstreamonline.
Brazilian state-controlled company Petrobras has launched a tender to contract two new floating production, storage and offloading vessels to serve the Atapu and Sepia pre-salt fields in the prolific Santos basin.
Petrobras invited companies to submit commercial bids on 20 July and is offering engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for Atapu-2 and Sepia-2, internally labelled as the P-84 and P-85 FPSOs, respectively.
The contracting strategy, under which Petrobras will own and operate both units, is expected to attract some Asian shipyards, although no single company will be awarded the two deals, according to the bidding rules.
We remind, Petrobras has started output at the Itapu pre-salt field in the Santos basin via the P-71 floating production, storage and offloading vessel. The P-71 FPSO, which features a processing capacity of 150,000 barrels per day of oil and 6 million cubic metres per day of natural gas, was deployed in water depths of 2010 metres. “We were able to anticipate production of the P-71 platform, which was originally scheduled for 2023,” said Petrobras production development director Joao Henrique Rittershaussen.