FPSO Carioca MV30

  • FPSO
  • Conversion
  • 2,200 m
  • Spread Mooring
  • EPCI
  • Lease
  • O&M
FPSO Carioca MV30

The FPSO Carioca MV30 is deployed for operations in the Sépia field operated by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), located in the giant “pre-salt” region of the Santos Basin some 200 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at a water depth approximately 2,200 meters.

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

The FPSO is capable of processing 180,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 212 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, 240,000 barrels of water injection per day and has storage capacity of 1,400,000 barrels of crude oil.

This is the 13th unit that MODEC has delivered to the Brazilian oil & gas sector, as well as MODEC’s 6th FPSO in the “pre-salt”.

Unit Name
FPSO Carioca MV30
Sépia field
Water Depth
2,200 m
Mooring Type
SOFEC Spread Mooring
Storage Capacity
1,400,000 bbls
Oil Production
180,000 bopd
Gas Production
212 mmscfd
Produced water re-injection
240,000 bwpd
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras)
EPCI + Time Charter
Scope of Work
Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Mobilization, Installation, Operation & Maintenance
First Oil
August 2021
Charter Period
21 years
Current Status
In Operation (MODEC owns and operates)