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2019 October 16 17:22

MODEC awarded Letter of Intent by Petrobras related to Marlim 1 FPSO

MODEC, Inc. ("MODEC") has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the supply, charter, and operations of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for Marlim revitalization project from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. ("Petrobras"). This marks MODEC's 16th project for the Brazilian market and the period of contract for the unit is 25 years, the company said in its release.

The FPSO's first oil production is planned for 2022 and its operation is part of the Marlim cluster revitalization project. The field is 100% operated by Petrobras and is situated in the Campos Basin, in the northern region of the Rio de Janeiro State, 150 kilometers off the coast. The oil wells are at a water depth approximately 670 meters. The FPSO will be capable of processing 80,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 7.0 million standard cubic meter of gas per day, 390,000 barrels of water injection per day and will have minimum storage capacity of 1,000,000 barrels of crude oil. This is MODEC's sixth vessel in the Campos Basin since the company started to operate in the region in 2003.

MODEC is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization, chartering and operations of the FPSO, including topsides processing equipment as well as hull and marine systems. SOFEC, Inc., a MODEC group company, will design and supply the spread mooring system for the floating unit. In addition to the Marlim 1 FPSO, MODEC will also provide three more FPSOs for the country within the next years: the FPSO Carioca MV30, the FPSO Guanabara MV31 and the FPSO Almirante Barroso MV32. These FPSOs will be deployed in the pre-salt of Santos Basin.