Fossil Energy – FPSO
Brazilian oil firm Petrobras said that the Guanabara FPSO installed in the Mero field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt, had reached its maximum production capacity, with the mark of 180 thousand barrels of oil per day (bpd).
The milestone was reached about eight months after the unit started operating. The FPSO, built and operated by Modec, arrived at the Mero field in late January 2022.
The Guanabara FPSO achieved the maximum output capacity with with four producing wells and three gas injectors.
This is the first of four ‘definitive’ FPSOs scheduled for Mero, each capable of producing up to 180 thousand bpd of oil.
In the second half of this year, the consortium plans to install the second definitive platform in Mero: the FPSO Sepetiba, also capable of producing up to 180 thousand bpd. By 2025, the company will install another two units into operation in the field, totalling five systems that, together, will correspond to 770 thousand bpd of the installed capacity.