Deepwater FPSO charter project for Marlim field of Brazilian offshore oil field to proceed

Source: press release, 30 January 2020

photo: MODEC
photo: MODEC

MODEC, Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Marubeni Corporation have agreed that Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni will invest in a long-term charter business currently promoted by MODEC for the purpose of providing a floating production, storage, and offloading system (FPSO) for use in the Marlim field off the coast of Brazil. The four companies have entered into related agreements on 30th January 2020.

Based on these agreements, Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni will invest in Marlim1 MV33 B.V. (MV33), a Dutch company established by MODEC, and the companies will proceed with the project jointly. MV33 has received a Letter of Intent for a long-term charter agreement for the deployment of the FPSO in October 2019 from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), the Brazilian state oil company. The FPSO will be chartered for 25 years under this charter agreement.

The FPSO will be named FPSO Anita Garibaldi MV33 and will be deployed at the Marlim field situated in the Campos Basin. The field is located approximately 150 kilometres from Rio de Janeiro, in the southeast coast of Brazil. FPSO will be moored in approximately 670 metres water depth, in the year of 2022.

The Project is the eighth occasion under which the companies have collaborated to operate FPSOs in Brazil.