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FPSO Cidade de Maricá Producing and on Hire

Posted by February 26, 2016

FPSO Cidade de Maricá (File photo: SBM Offshore)

SBM Offshore announced that FPSO Cidade de Maricá is formally on hire as of February 7, 2016 after achieving first oil and the completion of a 72-hour continuous production test leading to Final Acceptance.

The vessel is installed in the Lula field (BM-S-11 contract) in the pre-salt province offshore Brazil. The FPSO will operate under a 20-year charter with Tupi BV as well as an operations contract with the BM-S-11 consortium. The BM-S-11 block is under concession to a consortium comprised of PETROBRAS (65 percent), BG E&P Brasil Ltda – a Royal Dutch Shell (RYDAF) subsidiary (25 percent) and Petrogal Brasil S.A. (10 percent).

The FPSO is owned and operated by a Joint Venture owned by affiliated companies of SBM Offshore, Mitsubishi Corporation, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYUKF), and Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás S.A. in which SBM Offshore’s shareholding is 56 percent.

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