Average OPEX per barrel of oil equivalent for deepwater production in the region has more than halved since 2013, from roughly US$26 to US$12.70 in 2020, a Rystad Energy report shows.
The Mero 3 FPSO will have a liquid treatment capacity of 180 000 bpd and is expected to start up by 2024.
The renegotiated terms are due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulty to address the previous conditions initially defined, according to Petrobras.
The three new FPSO units are part of an asset development plan for the Búzios field which envisages a total of 12 units installed by the end of the decade.
BW Offshore has signed an agreement with PetroRio for a one-year extension for the lease and operation of the FPSO Polvo.
Petrobras has sold its interest in two onshore production fields in the Potiguar Basin and 10 shallow water fields that comprise the Pampo and Enchova Clusters.
Petrobras has sold its entire stake in the Pescada, Arabaiana, and Dentão fields to OP Pescada Óleo e Gás Ltda.