The Cidade de Mangaratiba FPSO has begun its journey from the BrasFels shipyard in Angra dos Reis to the Iracema South area of Petrobras’ Lula field, offshore Rio de Janeiro.
The FPSO will be connected to wells in the pre-salt layer of the Santos basin.
The Cidade de Mangaratiba will be anchored 240km offshore in 2200m of water and will be connected to eight production and eight injection wells. The FPSO has the capacity to produce 150,000bbl/d, compress 8MMcm/d of natural gas, store 1.6MMbbl, and inject 240,000 barrels of water per day.
The Iracema South area is part of the BM-S-11 concession operated by Petrobras who holds a 65% interest with partners BG E&P Brasil Ltda. (25%) and Petrogal Brasil SA (10%).
Earlier this month, Petrobras found additional hydrocarbon pay at the Jupiter prospect in the Santos pre-salt block offshore Brazil and began drilling on the first exploration well on the Libra pre-salt area also located in the Santos basin.
Petrobras continues to invest in Brazil, as they recently entered into an agreement with FMC Technologies to proved an additional five subsea manifolds for their offshore pre-salt fields.
Image of the FPSO Cidade de Mangalore from Petrobras