FPSO Cidade de São Paulo MV23

  • FPSO
  • Conversion
  • 2,140 m
  • Spread Mooring
  • EPC
  • Lease
  • O&M
FPSO Cidade de São Paulo MV23

The FPSO Cidade de São Paulo MV23 is deployed in the Sapinhoá (formerly Guara) field, BM-S-9 Block in the giant "pre-salt" region of the Santos Basin.

The VLCC Radiant Jewel which was converted into the FPSO is capable of processing 120,000 barrels of oil or 150,000 barrels of total fluids per day.

MODEC was responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization, and operation of the FPSO, including topsides processing equipment as well as hull and marine systems. SOFEC designed and provided the spread mooring.

The first oil was achieved in January 2013. MODEC operates the FPSO for minimum 20 years.

Unit Name
FPSO Cidade de São Paulo MV23
Sapinhoá (formerly Guara) field
Water Depth
2,140 m
Mooring Type
SOFEC Spread Mooring
Storage Capacity
1,600,000 bbls
Oil Production
120,000 bopd
Gas Production
180 mmscfd
Produced water re-injection
150,000 bwpd
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras)
EPC + Time Charter
Scope of Work
Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Mobilization, Operation & Maintenance
First Oil
January 2013
Charter Period
20 years
Current Status
In Operation (MODEC owns and operates)