FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27

  • FPSO
  • New-build
  • 2,126 m
  • Spread Mooring
  • EPCI
  • Lease
  • O&M
FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27

The FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27 is deployed for operation in the Lapa (formerly Carioca) oil field in the “pre-salt” region of the Santos Basin off the coast of Brazil.

The FPSO’s new-build hull was constructed by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (currently renamed as Mitsui E&S Co., Ltd.) in Chiba, Japan while its topsides process modules and related structures were constructed at a variety of locations in Asia - prior to installation, integration and commissioning in Singapore and Brazil.

This is the 11th vessel (FPSO/FSO) MODEC has delivered to the Brazilian oil & gas sector and represents the 5th MODEC FPSO delivered to the “pre-salt” region.

MODEC owns the FPSO and provides the operation and maintenance service for the FPSO under 20 year charter contract.

Unit Name
FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27
Lapa (formerly Carioca) field
Water Depth
2,126 m
Mooring Type
SOFEC Spread Mooring
Storage Capacity
1,600,000 bbls
Oil Production
100,000 bopd
Gas Production
177 mmscfd
Produced water re-injection
120,000 bwpd
Total E&P do Brasil Ltda. (Transferred from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras))
EPCI + Time Charter
Scope of Work
Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Mobilization, Installation Operation and Maintenance
First Oil
December 2016
Charter Period
20 years
Current Status
In Operation (MODEC owns and operates)