SBM Offshore N.V. announces that contracts for the twenty year charter and operation of FPSO Cidade de Paraty for the Lula Nordeste development in the pre-salt area, offshore Brazil, have been executed with BM-S-11 Consortium (65% Petrobras SA – Operator, 25% BG Group (BG E&P Brasil Ltda) and 10% GALP Energia (Petrogal Brasil Ltda).
The Company together with Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás S.A (QGOG) had been awarded a Letter of Intent on 28 May 2010 for this work.
The unit will be owned and operated by a Joint Venture (JV) of companies comprising of SBM Offshore (50.5%), QGOG (20%), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) (17.5%) and ITOCHU Corporation (ITOCHU) (12%).
The Lula Nordeste field is located in block BM-S-11 in the Santos basin at approximately 265 kilometres offshore and 2,100 metres water depth. The FPSO will include topside facilities to process 150,000 bpd of production fluids, associated gas treatment for 5,000,000 Sm3/d with compression and carbon dioxide removal and a water injection facility for 150,000 bpd.
Source: SBM Offshore, July 14, 2011;