Shell Brasil Petroleo extended operations and maintenance contract with offshore contractor MODEC for FPSO Fluminense, operating at the Bijupira and Salema oil fields in the Campos basin off Brazil. The vessel is operating in the Brazil offshore since August 2003 at water depth of about 740 m, capable to process 81,000 barrels per day of oil and 75 million cub feet per day of gas. The agreement for engineering, procurement, construction and installation of floating production systems is extended from August 2016 to December 2020, but finance details of the agreement were not disclosed. The contract is executed under one single-point responsibility, which include supply, installation and startup of all subsea equipment, subsea manifolds, flowlines, risers and umbilicals.
The FPSO Fluminense is moored at the Bijupira and Salema oil fields in the Campos basin with an external turret that supports 15 risers and 3 umbilicals, while allowing for future field expansion and tie-ins. The capacity of the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel is 1.3 million barrels of crude oil.
FPSO Fluminense (IMO: 7389405) is refitted oil tanker. The vessel has overall length of 362.50 m, moulded beam of 60.00 m and maximum draft of 23.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel 362,118 DWT, gross tonnage of 178,515 GRT and net tonnage of 144,608 NT.