Jurong Shipyard has selected French oilfield services provider Technip to provide topsides detailed engineering and procurement services for a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

The topside will be used in the FPSO which is being converted from a shuttle tanker at Jurong Shipyard.

After conversion, the shuttle tanker will be deployed in the Libra field offshore Brazil at a water depth of 2,500m.

"the FPSO will have a capacity of 50,000 barrels of oil per day and four million cubic metres of natural gas per day once it is completed."

Technip will leverage its experience in a full range of offshore facilities in order to design the FPSO’s topsides.

According to the company, the FPSO will have a capacity of 50,000 barrels of oil per day and four million cubic metres of natural gas per day once it is completed.

The contract is set to conclude during the second semester of 2016, and will be carried out by Technip’s operating centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Technip Asia Pacific president KK Lim said: "We are pleased to engineer the topsides of this FPSO that would be used for work on the Libra field in the ultra-deepwater section of Brazil’s Santos Basin.

"It demonstrates the trust of our client in Technip’s technical strength and extensive knowledge in this kind of floating platform, having delivered some of the largest FPSO units in the world."

The Libra oil field is located in BM S11 block in the Santos basin, 230km north of the Tupi oil field and 200km south of Rio de Janeiro.