Equinor receives license for five new wells


Operator plans to start drilling a well in North Carcará by the end of the year


Equinor plans to start drilling a well in the North area of ​​Carcará by the end of the year after the testing phase being carried out in the Guanxuma prospect.

The company received from Ibama license to drill up to five wells in that area, which add to the seven that were already licensed in Carcará. As a result, the company now has 12 licensed wells in total in both areas.

The company’s senior vice president, Verônica Rezende Coelho, hopes that the unification of the northern part with Carcará will be approved between the next year and 2020. The first oil remains scheduled for the period between 2023 and 2024. This timeline, however, will depend on the results of Guanxuma.

FPSO for Peregrino II

Equinor is in the process of contracting a platform for the southern part of the Peregrino field, in the Campos Basin, which is part of the second phase of development of the field. The unit should be available by the end of 2019.

The new field production system will have a capacity of 60,000 barrels per day and the development of the area could add another 273 million barrels in recoverable volumes to the 400 million barrels reservoir.

Located in a water depth of about 120 m, the Peregrino field was discovered in 1994 by BP. In 2005, Statoil (former name of Equinor) took over the operation of the field, which has a concession contract valid until 2034.

Source: Brazil Energy

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