Petrobras has launched the tendering process for the contracting of another giant floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the world-beating Buzios pre-salt field in the prolific Santos basin.
The P-80 FPSO will have capacity to process 225,000 barrels per day of light oil and 12 million cubic metres per day of natural gas, according to a Petrobras statement.
The acquisition will be carried out through the award of a big engineering, procurement and construction (EPC ) contract, open to participation by recognised international and domestic players, Petrobras stated.
The P-80 will have the same production capacity as the Almirante Tamandare FPSO, which will serve on the same field, but on a charter basis.
The Almirante Tamandare will be Brazil’s biggest FPSO yet, once deployed, but it will apparently be matched by the Petrobras-owned P-80 FPSO in 2026.