Petrobras starts production from two fields off Espírito Santo

Petrobras has kicked-off production at the Cangoá and Camarupim gas fields off the northern coast of Espírito Santo. The projects are part of the Gas Production Anticipation Plan (Plangás), which was launched in 2006 aiming to leverage the domestic production of natural gas.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Petrobras has kicked-off production at the Cangoá and Camarupim gas fields off the northern coast of Espírito Santo. The projects are part of the Gas Production Anticipation Plan (Plangás), which was launched in 2006 aiming to leverage the domestic production of natural gas. The production from the fields will be offloaded to the Cacimbas Gas Treatment Unity (UTGC), in Linhares.

The Camarupim field, a partnership between Petrobras (75%) and El Paso (25%), went into production less than three years from discovered (July 2006), via well 7-CMR-1H-ESS. Anchored in 790 m (2,592 ft) of water, FPSO Cidade de São Mateus will receive production from three other wells, which are flowing 6 MMcm/d of natural gas and 8,000 b/d of condensate. FPSO Cidade de São Mateus has capacity to process 10 MMcm/d of natural gas and 35,000 b/d of oil.

Meanwhile, the Cangoá field, discovered in May 1988, started producing by means of well 7-CAN-1D-ESS, which is connected to the Peroá platform (PPER-1), and will produce directly to the gas pipeline that offloads Peroá gas to the UTGC. In 60 m (197 ft) of water and 42 km (26 mi) from the mouth of the Doce River, the field is capable of producing about 400,000 cu m/d of natural gas.

06/16/2009

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