GALLERY: Petrobras’ FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba reaches Lapa field


The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Cidade de Caraguatatuba has arrived at Petrobras-operated Lapa field located in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. The production is scheduled to start in August. 

The FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba was in the Brasfels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, where the integration of the vessel was completed.

The hull was built in MES shipyard (Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding) in Japan, and the modules were integrated at the Keppel shipyard in Singapore.

The 337.4 meters long vessel has an oil processing capacity of 100,000 barrels per day and storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels of oil.

The Lapa field is located approximately 270 km off the coast of São Paulo, at an average depth of 2,140 meters.

The consortium that holds the concession of the field in the BM-S-9 block is operated by Petrobras (45%) in partnership with BG E & P Brasil – subsidiary company of Royal Dutch Shell (30%) – and Repsol Sinopec Brazil (25%).

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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