More Compression For South America’s Santos Basin

Map courtesy of US Securities & Exchange Commission

Siemens Power and Gas, including its Dresser-Rand business, has received an order for two SGT-A35-driven DATUM  compressor packages that will reinject CO2 to more than 3626 psi (250 bar) and four SGT-A35 gas turbine power generation packages for MODEC’s Sépia floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The vessel, Carioca MV30, will be deployed at the Sépia field operated by Petrobras, located in the giant pre-salt region of the Santos Basin approximately 155 miles (250 km) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at a water depth approximately 7215 ft. (2200 m). In addition, Siemens will provide long-term service and maintenance for the supplied components.

MODEC, a general contractor specializing in engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of floating production systems, will engineer, procure, construct, mobilize, install, and operate the FPSO. The equipment is scheduled for delivery in late 2018. Expected to begin operation in 2021, the FPSO will be capable of processing 180,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 212 MMscf (6 x 106 m3) of gas per day, 240,000 barrels of water injection per day. The FPSO will have a storage capacity of 1.4 million barrels of crude oil.

The project represents MODEC’s thirteenth FPSO/FSO vessel in Brazil and its sixth FPSO in the Pre-Salt region. These units will join Siemens and the Dresser-Rand business’ installed fleet of 128 aeroderivative gas turbines and 189 compressors currently operating offshore Brazil.

FPSO Carioca MV30 will be equipped with four SGT-A35 RB gas turbines.