Petrobras awards contract to Keppel to build Búzios’ P-78 FPSO

Petrobras awards contract to Keppel to build Búzios’ P-78 FPSO

12 May 2021

Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has awarded a US$2.3bn contract to Keppel Shipyard to construct the P-78 floating production, storage and offloading vessel (P-78 FPSO) for the Búzios field, offshore Brazil.

P-78 will be the seventh unit to be installed at the deepwater oil field located in the Santos Basin pre-salt area. The contract will be executed by Keppel Shipyard’s subsidiary Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M).

Slated to be completed in late 2024, the P-78 FPSO will have a production capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 7.2 million cubic metres (mcbm) of gas per day. It will have a storage capacity of two million barrels of oil.

The new FPSO will see 13 wells interconnected to it, of which six will be producers, while the remaining will be seven injectors. The wells will be connected using a subsea infrastructure made up of rigid production and injection pipelines and flexible service pipelines.

Under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, Keppel O&M will fabricate the topside modules of the FPSO, which will weigh 43,000 metric tonnes (MT). The fabrication will be carried out at the company’s shipyards in Singapore, China and Brazil.

Keppel O&M will also be responsible for the integration and commissioning works of the P-78 FPSO. Its partner, Hyundai Heavy Industries will supply the FPSO with an 85,000MT hull and living quarters that can accommodate 240 persons.

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