Brazil's OSX CEO says OSX-3 vessel to arrive by year-end

jueves 15 de agosto de 2013 19:18 CEST

RIO DE JANEIRO Aug 15 (Reuters) - Brazilian shipbuilder OSX Brasil SA expects its floating production, storage and offloading vessel FPSO OSX-3 to arrive in Brazil before year-end, Chief Executive Officer Carlos Bellot said on Thursday.

The vessel is set to be deployed in the Tubarao Martelo field, which is under development by OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações SA, the flagship oil exploration company of tycoon Eike Batista. In a securities filing earlier this week, OGX said it expected the vessel to arrive in Brazil before October.

Bellot also told analysts in a conference call that OSX's oil production ship OSX-2 will be laid up in Asia until it can be sold or leased. (Reporting by Jeb Blount, writing by Walter Brandimarte; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)