Cidade De Sao Paulo MV23 FPSO

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Brief Description

  • Oil processing capacity 120,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Gas processing capacity 180 million cubic feet per day
  • Oil storage capacity approximately 1,600,000 barrels
  • Water injection capabilities 150,000 barrels per day
  • Mooring Type Spread Mooring (in 2,140 meters)
  • The production wells are connected to the vessel through the pioneering platform connecting system known as BSR (Buoyancy Supported Risers)


  • MODEC: Engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization, and operation of the FPSO, including topsides processing equipment as well as hull and marine systems.
  • BrasFELS: Fabrication of riser manifolds, laydown areas and the flare tower as well as the assembly and integration on board the FPSO
  • VWS Westgarth: Water Treatment
  • Bomesc: Pancake Modules, Chemical Injection Module, Gas Turbine Generator Module and SRU Module


  • In operation


  • 2011 - MODEC, Mitsui & Mitsubishi awarded contract
  • 2013 - First oil produced

Other Information

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  1. VWS Westgarth FPSO References
  2. Bomesc Offshore Engineering Topsides Modules References
  3. Participation in FPSO chartering for Guara Field in Petrobras' pre-salt area
  4. Keppel’s yard in Brazil receives US$2 million in bonuses for safe and early delivery of an FPSO
  5. First production from Sapinhoá field, offshore Brazil
  6. Nine platforms that will boost oil production in Brazil

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