On Wednesday, August 16, Petrobras began production on the FPSO Anita Garibaldi in the Campos Basin. This operating unit will operate simultaneously in the post-salt and pre-salt areas of the Marlim and Voador fields.
With the capacity to produce up to 80,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and process up to 7 million m³ of gas per day, this platform vessel is an integral part of the Campos Basin Renewal Plan.
The construction of the Anita Garibaldi was carried out by MODEC and its production in Marlim and Voador will be in collaboration with the FPSO Anna Nery, which is already in operation. Together, these two platforms have a joint production capacity of up to 150,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and can process up to 11 million m³ of gas. They will replace nine platforms that previously operated in the Campos Basin and that will now be deactivated.
The president of Petrobras, Jean Paul Prates, highlighted: “The Anita Garibaldi and Anna Nery platforms, both starting operations in 2023, will play a fundamental role in extending the useful life of the Campos Basin and increasing its production. In addition, they incorporate technologies cutting-edge technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, combining efficiency with decarbonization”, as disclosed in a statement by the state-owned company.
Reduction of CO2 emissions
The significant reduction in the number of operating platforms in the Marlim and Voador fields will result in a decrease of more than 50% in greenhouse gas emissions. Petrobras plans to invest US$18 billion over the next few years as part of its basin revitalization plan, and the two new FPSOs will replace a total of 10 units.
Petrobras expects that the project to revitalize the Marlim and Voador fields, along with complementary projects to develop and revitalize other fields, will increase production in the Campos Basin from its current production of 565,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. (boed) to 920,000 boed by the year 2027. This represents a significant increase in production in the region.