September 18, 2018
Petrobras has begun licensing four new production wells at the Manati field with Ibama, in the shallow waters of the Camamu Basin off the coast of Bahia. Named “BA3340 – Completion of the drainage network of Manati Field”, the strategy aims to increase the production of the Manati field by 1.4 million m³ of natural gas per day.
The Manati Field is located in the Camamu Basin, on the coast of the municipality of Cairu, in Bahia, at a water depth of 35 to 50 m. The area of the field totals an area of 75,719 km².
The entire production of the Manati field is made from the fixed platform, Manati-1, which began production in January 2007. According to data from the National Petroleum Agency, the unit produced 5.6 million m³ of gas natural per day in July.
The new project provides for the drilling and completion of four vertical wells in 40- to 45-m water depths and depths from 1530 m to 1570 m, with a self-elevating rig seated in the bed. Targets are just gas.
There will be no application of new technologies and no waste of gravel in the lease, reports Petrobras.
Petrobras is the operator of Manati with a 35% stake. The company has Queiroz Galvão Exploration and Production (45%), Geopark Brasil (10%) and Brasoil (10%).
The licensing of drilling wells in shallow water has not been an easy task in Brazil. Petrobras itself has been trying to license wells for the revitalization of shallow water fields in Sergipe for a decade, without success.