The Cidade de Anchieta floating production, storage and offloading vessel is expected to resume operation at the Parque das Baleias field offshore Brazil by the end of the year after a shut down followed an apparent oil tank leak back in January.

According to Dutch floater specialist SBM Offshore, which operates the unit for Brazilian oil giant Petrobras at Parque das Baleias, tank inspection and repair work at the floater is progressing.

SBM interrupted operations at the Cidade de Anchieta FPSO on 22 January following the observation of oil near the vessel.