FPSO contracting for Iracema Norte area
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, as Operator of the BM-S-11 Consortium, announces that, along with its partners BG Group and Petrogal Brasil, and through its affiliate Tupi-BV, has signed a Letter of Intent with Schahin Petróleo e Gás S.A. and Modec Inc. for the charter of the FPSO that will be used in the production development project of the area known as Iracema Norte, in block BM-S-11, in the pre-salt of Santos Basin. The project includes the interconnection of 16 wells to the FPSO – 8 production and 8 injection wells –, and production is expected to start in December 2015.
The FPSO will be installed 300 Km off Brazil’s coast, at a water depth of 2,234 meters. The platform will have a processing capacity of 150,000 bpd of oil and 8 million m3/day of natural gas. It will be operated by the companies responsible for the construction and chartered to the Consortium for a 20-year period. The schedule of the project determines the delivery of the FPSO 35 months following the signature of the Letter of Intent.
The BM-S-11 Consortium is operated by Petrobras (65%), in partnership with BG E&P do Brasil Ltda. (25%) and Petrogal Brasil S.A (10%).