FPSO Carioca platform owned by Brazilian giant Petrobras, reaches 175,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd), approaching its full production capacity
Petrobras informed in a material fact on May 5th, that The fourth producing well connected to the FPSO Carioca came into operation, in the Sépia field, in the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin. The opening of the last producing well added 41,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) to the unit – which already produced 134,000 bpd. With that, it became the largest production platform of the Brazilian oil company, at the moment, with 175 thousand bpd.
Bearing in mind that the FPSO Carioca, a unit chartered by Modec, went into operation in August 2021 and has the capacity to process up to 180,000 bpd daily and compress up to 6 million m³/day of natural gas.
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On the same date as the opening of the last producing well of the FPSO Carioca, Petrobras and the new partners in the shared deposit of Sépia signed the Production Sharing contracts, together with Pré-Sal Petróleo SA (PPSA), the contract manager, as well as the Co-participation Agreement.
The shared deposit is made up of the Sépia fields (governed by the Transfer of Rights and Production Sharing contracts) and Sépia Leste – governed by the Concession contract (BM-S-24). Thus, Petrobras, the operator, now holds a 55.3% interest in the deposit; TotalEnergies EP, 16,91%; Petronas, 12,69%; QP Brazil, 12.69%; and Petrogal Brasil SA, 2,41%.