Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras hopes to take advantage of a single bidding process to award multibillion-dollar contracts for up to three large floating production, storage and offloading vessels destined for the giant Buzios field in the Santos basin.

After postponing the deadline by a couple of weeks, Petrobras is due to receive commercial bids on 30 May for the P-80 FPSO — the ninth of 12 planned units designed to develop massive recoverable volumes of pre-salt oil and gas in Buzios.