FPSO Cidade de Santos MV20

  • FPSO
  • Conversion
  • 1,300 m
  • Spread Mooring
  • EPCI
  • Lease
  • O&M
FPSO Cidade de Santos MV20

The FPSO Cidade de Santos MV20 is deployed in the Urugua field and gathers production from the Tambau field. Both fields are in the Santos Basin and are being developed together.

The natural gas processed in the FPSO is delivered through an 18 inch gas pipeline to the Mexilhão field 170 km from Urugua.

The FPSO is capable of processing 350 million cubic feet per day of gas, 25,000 barrels of oil per day, and has a storage capacity of approximately 700,000 barrels.

This is the fifth vessel MODEC provides and operates in Brazil. It is the first FPSO that processes more gas than oil.

The FPSO is installed in 1,300 m in water depth approximately 160 km from Rio de Janeiro city. The contract is a 12 year lease with 3 one-year extension options.

Unit Name
FPSO Cidade de Santos MV20
Urugua/Tambau field
Water Depth
1,300 m
Mooring Type
SOFEC Spread Mooring
Storage Capacity
700,000 bbls
Oil Production
25,000 bopd
Gas Production
350 mmscfd
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras)
EPCI + Time Charter
Scope of Work
Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation, Commissioning, Operation & Maintenance
First Oil
July 2010
O&M Period
12 years + 3 one-year options
Current Status
In Operation (MODEC owns and operates)