Petrobras has launched a tender to contract a new floating production, storage and offloading vessel to carry out a planned revitalisation of a mature Campos basin deep-water field offshore Brazil.

The decision to charter an FPSO to produce for an additional two decades at Albacora comes after negotiations between the Brazilian state-controlled oil company and local independent Prio for the sale of the field hit a snag.

Well-informed industry sources told Upstream that Petrobras is expected to have invited floater specialists including Modec, SBM Offshore, Yinson Holdings, MISC, BW Offshore, Altera Infrastructure and Ocyan to participate in the tender.