Stay Connected

Petrobras offshore presalt oil production reaches 300,000 b/d

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIRO – Oil production at Petrobras-operated fields in the presalt areas of the Campos and Santos basins has reached the 300,000 b/d mark.

This figure accounts for production from 17 wells, six in Santos basin and 11 in Campos basin. Santos accounts for 43% of the total, while Campos provides the remaining 57%.

Gas production from these wells has reached 9.8 MMcm/d (346 MMcf/d).

Presalt production is taking place in eight different platforms, four of which produce exclusively from the presalt:

  • FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis, in operation since October 2010 at Lula field, Santos basin
  • FPSO Cidade de Anchieta, in operation since September 2012 at Baleia Azul field, Campos basin
  • FPSO Cidade de São Paulo, in operation since January 2013 at Sapinhoá field, Santos basin
  • FPSO Cidade de São Vicente, a temporary unit used for extended well tests, has been in operation since February 2013 at Sapinhoá field, at an area known as Sapinhoá Norte.

In May of this year, the FPSO Cidade de Paraty is scheduled to go onstream in the Santos basin presalt, with processing capacity of 120,000 b/d and 5 MMcm/d (176 MMcf/d) of gas. This platform is in final assembly in Angra dos Reis and will be installed to the northeast of Lula field, Santos basin.

Between 2014 and 2016, 11 more new platforms are scheduled go onstream from presalt reservoirs – 10 in Santos basin and one in Campos basin. At that point, oil production operated by Petrobras in the presalt is expected to exceed 1 MM b/d in 2017.

3/01/2013

Related Articles

ExxonMobil awards Alternate Path completion license to Delta Screens

Nov 21, 2014 ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. has awarded Delta Screens & Filtration LLC a limited international license to ExxonMobil’s Alternate Path technology patent portfolio for gravel packing cased-h...

Petrobras starts-up FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela

Nov 21, 2014

Petrobras has started production through the FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela from the Sapinhoá field in the Santos basin presalt offshore Brazil.

First oil shipment leaves northern Chayvo offshore Sakhalin

Nov 21, 2014

Rosneft has started to ship crude oil extracted at the northern tip of the Chayvo license offshore Sakhalin Island. 

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

Nov 19, 2014

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

Hess puts deepwater GoM Tubular Bells field on production

Nov 17, 2014

Production has begun from the deepwater Tubular Bells field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Trending News

Iran sanctions new wave of platform construction

Nov 26, 2014

New development projects are under way on two offshore Iranian fields in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

Gas reserves increase at Aphrodite offshore Cyprus

Nov 26, 2014

Delek Drilling says a review has raised estimated natural gas and condensate resources in the deepwater Aphrodite reservoir offshore Cyprus.

UK operators skeptical on ‘regime change,’ survey finds

Nov 26, 2014

Companies operating in the UK North Sea need to adapt to make the most of the sector’s potential, according to a new report from Deloitte.

Iran re-examines potential of Sepand gas field

Nov 26, 2014

Exploratory drilling has started at the Sepand gas field, 250 km (155 mi) from Kish Island in the Persian Gulf.

Topaz support vessel demand steady in Caspian, Middle East

Nov 26, 2014

Topaz Energy and Marine has added four new DP-2 platform supply vessels (PSVs) to its fleet this year: Topaz Seema, Topaz Xara, Topaz Faye, and Caspian Voyager

  Offshore
Digital Magazine
Look Inside
Cover
Current Issue

Oil & Gas Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>