The Libra consortium has already started the first preparations for the new long-term test to be held in the Mero area at the end of the year. The LTT will mark the second campaign of the Pioneer Libra FPSO, unit of the Ocyan / Teekay consortium, which completed in May six months in operation.
The new LTT will be in the Mero 1 area where the consortium will install its first definitive system in 2022. In practice, the plan will be to disconnect the currently operating producer well and connect a new well in the Mero 1 area, possibly between months of November and December.
Currently, the Pioneiro de Libra has been testing Mero 2 and Mero 3 locations through wells 3-RJS-739A (producer) and 3-RJS-742 (injector). The production unit is installed in the Northwest area of the field.
According to recent data, the system is producing a volume that already exceeds the mark of 40 thousand barrels / day of oil. According to the April ANP production report, field production amounts to 50, 8 thousand boe / day (36 thousand b / d of oil and 2.3 million m3 / d of gas), which ensures one of the largest volumes of the pre-salt. Accumulated, more than 5 million barrels have been produced so far and more than 15 offloading operations have been carried out.
Installed in a water depth of 2,400 m, the FPSO Pioneiro de Libra has the capacity to produce 50,000 b / d of oil and inject 4 million m3 / d of gas. The unit has been hired for 12 years and is expected to run at least another third LTT in the Northwest Mero area before testing other field locations.
The Libra consortium plans to install three definitive systems in the Northwest area of Mero, each with the capacity to produce 180,000 barrels / day of oil, two of which are scheduled to start operating between 2021 and 2022.
The FPSO Pioneiro de Libra started production in November, and in January started to operate by re-injecting gas into the reservoir.
Source: Brazil Energy