Bijupira Salema Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: Brazil
  • Location: Campos Basin
  • Production start: 2003
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Bijupira and Salema fields are located adjacent to each other in the Campos Basin, some 175 miles from Rio de Janeiro, in water depths ranging from approximately 470 to 800 meters.
  • Artificial lift is required to raise the reservoir fluids to the surface for processing. Reservoir pressure will be maintained by injection of seawater at high pressure to assist oil recovery
  • The Fluminense FPSO has an oil processing capacity of 81,000 barrels of oil per day, gas handling of 75 million cubic feet per day, water injection of 92,000 barrels per day and storage capacity of 1.2 million barrels
  • The FPSO receives hydrocarbons from the subsea wells, gathered around two centers on the seabed some 3 miles (5 km) apart and can process up to 70,000 bopd.
  • The Bijupira Salema development has a total of three production and two water-injection manifolds. The FPSO’s turret has space for 15 risers, three umbilicals and two spare slots. The vessel is secured to the seabed by nine mooring lines, giving the vessel the ability to weathervane.
  • A re-development is underway that includes the drilling of four new production wells, to boost production volumes


  • Modec: Supply of a Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, external turret mooring system, flowlines, risers and five Subsea manifolds
  • Jurong Shipyard: FPSO Conversion
  • FMC Technologies: Supply of flowlines, riser system, controls, manifolds and tie-in systems
  • Manatee: Installation supervision of eight trees


  • 1990 - The Bijupira and Salema Fields were discovered
  • 2003 - First oil produced
  • 2013 - A re-development project launched



  1. Shell (Enterprise) Bijupira Salema (FMC)
  2. Manatee Offshore References
  3. Fiberbond Offshore Platform References
  4. Bijupira and Salema Fields Offshore Brazil Achieve First Oil
  5. SembCorp Marine's Subsidary Jurong Shipyard Achieves Construction Completion of FPSO Fluminense on Schedule
  6. Shell to boost deepwater production in Brazil

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