Capixaba FPSO

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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • FPSO Capixaba is capable of producing 100,000 barrels of oil and 3.5 million cubic meters of gas per day (bopd) with a storage capacity of two million barrels.
  • It is a conversion of the tanker, Stena Congress
  • The vessel was previosuly used in the Golfinho Oil Field but is now in operation in the Cachalote Oil Field


  • Keppel: Installation and integration of topside modules; the fabrication and installation of the internal turret, flare tower, piperack and helideck; and installation of a hose reel at the stern for offloading to export vessels
  • Dyna-Mac: Eight topside modules
  • ABB: Electrical Systems
  • VWS Westgarth: Water Treatment
  • Kavin Engineering:
    • Separators Design Assistance & Gas Dehydration and TEG Regeneration Package
    • Design And Engineering of Amine Sweetening Unit


  • In operation


  • 2006 - Vessel conversion completed
  • 2006 - First oil produced Golfinho Field
  • 2008 - Contract signed for Cachalote
  • 2010 - First oil produced in the Cachalote Field

Other Information

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  1. ABB FPSO References
  2. Kavin Engineering FPSO References
  3. VWS Westgarth FPSO References
  4. International Protective Coatings FPSO References
  5. Keppel Shipyard successfully delivers FPSO Capixaba for SBM
  6. FPSO Capixaba begins pre-operation in the Golfinho field
  7. SBM Offshore Books A New Lease Order For Petrobras Cachalote Field
  8. FPSO Capixaba begins to operate in the Cachalote Field

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