Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras will require a pair of extra floating production, storage and offloading vessels to fully develop hydrocarbons resources at the Atapu and Sepia pre-salt fields in the prolific Santos basin.

Petrobras started output from Atapu in June 2020 with the P-70 FPSO and has recently reached a production plateau of 150,000 barrels per day of oil from just four producing wells.