FPSOs in Brazil

FPSOs in Brazil

The Offshore Pioneer in Brazil

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Advancing FPSO Solutions in Brazil

ABS continues to build on its offshore legacy with new technology, industry leading guidance and regulatory compliance strategies for floating production units, including FPSOs, operating in Brazil.

BRZ Notation

The BRZ notation covers basic physical requirements to be implemented in the design and construction stages of the floating facility project.

BRZ+ Notation

The BRZ+ notation expands the coverage of requirements and includes a significant larger coverage of regulations from different agencies to better assist clients in the project development phase.

Industry Leaders In Brazil

Since the Classification of the first offshore drilling unit built in Brazil (Self-elevating Drilling Unit P-1) in 1968, ABS has been supporting the multiple challenges of Brazil offshore exploration and floating production operations.

Most of the floating production units operating in Brazil are built to ABS class, including the majority of the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSOs) units and the country’s first tension-leg platform (TLP). 

Highly Qualified Brazil Engineering and Survey Team

  • Complete local design review capability with multi-disciplined engineers
  • Largest number of offshore surveyors in Brazil

Project Management and Vendor Coordination located in Rio de Janeiro

  • Deep experience in FPSO projects
  • More than 70 years operating in Brazil

Well Established Relationship with Brazil Regulators

  • Experienced with regulatory framework
  • Strong interaction with ANP and DPC

Brazil Local Content Certification

  • ABS is accredited by ANP as a Certifying Body to issue Local Content Certificate
  • Over 13 years of experience in Brazilian federal requirements, having certified several FPSOs and subsea systems currently operating in the country
  • Expertise to assist owners and local suppliers and vendors with practical approaches to comply with contractual requirements and mitigate procurement risks



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Brazil FPSO Resources

ABS Leadership in Brazil

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Brazil Local Content Requirements: Mitigating Risk with Compliance

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FPSOs Operating in Brazil

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Brazil Regulatory Compliance

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Understand the pathways to achieve Brazilian regulatory compliance.


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ABS Rules & Guides For Production Units

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