RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Petrobras has started the process for chartering two FPSOs for its Sergipe Deepwater Project (SEAP), 100 km offshore Brazil in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin.
The platforms (SEAP I and SEAP II) will open a new production frontier in the country’s northeast region and expand availability of gas in the area, Petrobras said.
Each will have the capacity to process up to 120,000 bbl/d of good-quality light oil (38-41 API), with up to 18 MMcm/d of gas day.
The development will involve production in water depths of up to 3,000 m, with various technological innovations. Petrobras’ technical specifications for the floaters include improvements in the treatment and injection system for water produced in the reservoir, and other techniques to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.
The SEAP I project covers the deepwater Agulhinha, Agulhinha Oeste, Cavala and Palombeta fields, located in the BM-SEAL-10 and BM-SEAL-11 concessions. Petrobras operates BM-SEAL-11 in partnership with IBV Brasil Petróleo but has a 100% interest in BM-SEAL-10.
SEAP II covers reservoirs in the Budião, Budião Noroeste and Budião Sudeste fields in the BM-SEAL-4, BM-SEAL-4A and BM-SEAL-10 concessions, respectively.
Petrobras operates BM-SEAL-4 in partnership with ONGC Campos Limitada and has 100% of BM-SEAL-4A and BM-SEAL-10.