BG Group starts up 5th FPSO in offshore Brazil

BG Group announced the start-up of the Cidade de Ilhabela floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. This is the second unit deployed on the Sapinhoá field and the fifth FPSO to have come on-stream across the interests in which BG Group is partner in the pre-salt Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.

The Cidade de Ilhabela has capacity to process 150,000 barrels of oil per day and 212MMSCFD of natural gas. Together with the Cidade de São Paulo, BG Group’s net capacity from Sapinhoá will be 81,000 barrels of oil per day. The Cidade de São Paulo, which started producing in January 2013, is now at plateau production.

Photo courtesy of BG Group

The BG Group has a 30% interest in the Sapinhoá field that sits within Block BM-S-9 (Petróleo Brasileiro, operator, 45% and Repsol Sinopec Brasil 25%). BG Group also has a 25% interest in Block BM-S-11 (Petróleo Brasileiro, operator, 65% and Petrogal Brasil 10%).

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