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Petrobras sees new pre-salt FPSO completed

22nd November 2012

Construction work on Petrobras’ FPSO Cidade de São Paulo is completed, unit to operate in pre-salt cluster

Petrobras sees new pre-salt FPSO completed
The unit will be deployed in the Sapinhoá field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt cluster, at a water depth of approximately 2,200 meters

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has announced that construction work for the FPSO Cidade de São Paulo is completed. The vessel will be deployed in the Santos Basin pre-salt cluster.

FPSO Cidade de São Paulo's hull was converted at the Cosco shipyard, in China, Petrobras said. Module installation, assembly, and integration work got underway in early 2012, and was done at Brasfels, in Angra dos Reis.

The unit has left the Brasfels shipyard and is currently undergoing final testing in sheltered waters. It is expected to set sail to its definitive site within the next few days.

The unit will be deployed in the Sapinhoá field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt cluster, at a water depth of approximately 2,200 meters. FPSO Cidade de São Paulo's first oil is expected for January 2013, when it will be interconnected to the first well. The FPSO is capable of producing 120,000 barrels of oil and 5 million cubic meters of gas per day.