FPSO Guanabara MV31

  • FPSO
  • Conversion
  • 2,100 m
  • Spread Mooring
  • EPCI
  • Lease
  • O&M
FPSO Guanabara MV31

The FPSO will be deployed at the Mero (formerly Libra) field operated by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) and partners of Libra Consortium, in the giant “pre-salt” region of the Santos Basin some 180 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at a water depth approximately 2,100 meters.

MODEC is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization, installation and operation of the FPSO, including topsides processing equipment as well as hull and marine systems. A MODEC group company, SOFEC, Inc. will design and supply the spread mooring system.

The FPSO will be capable of processing 180,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 424 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, 225,000 barrels of water injection per day and has storage capacity of 1,400,000 barrels of crude oil.

This is the 14th FPSO/FSO vessel which MODEC will provide in Brazil, as well as MODEC’s 7th FPSO in the “pre-salt” following the FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis MV22, the FPSO Cidade de São Paulo MV23, the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba MV24, the FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí MV26, the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27 and the FPSO Carioca MV30 of which MODEC has been awarded a contract for supply, charter, and operations by Petrobras in October 2017.

The FPSO will be delivered with Brazilian local content, following the successful experience in the latest projects in the country.

Unit Name
FPSO Guanabara MV31
Water Depth
2,100 m
Mooring Type
SOFEC Spread Mooring
Storage Capacity
1,400,000 bbls
Oil Production
180,000 bopd
Gas Production
424 mmscfd
Produced water re-injection
225,000 bwpd
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras)
EPCI + Time Charter
Scope of Work
Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Mobilization, Installation, Operation & Maintenance
First Oil
Planned 2021
Charter Period
22 years
Current Status
Under Construction (MODEC will own and operate)