Drilling campaign is the first of the oil company as operator in the pre-salt
by epbr November 1, 2018
IBAMA issued an operating permit authorizing the drilling, completion and abandonment of four Total wells in the Lapa field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt. The license is valid for five years and will be the first pre-salt drilling project run by the oil company.
Total purchased 35% and the Petrobras area operation in a business strategy that involved a number of other assets, including thermal plants and an LNG terminal, and was valued at US $ 2.2 billion.
The Lapa field went into operation in December last year and will be the first in pre-salt production operated by a non-Petrobras company. The production will be made by the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba, chartered by Petrobras to Modec.
The field currently produces, according to ANP data, 57,800 barrels per day of oil and 1.5 million cubic meters per day of natural gas. The FPSO is the 13th largest production unit in the country and currently produces from three wells.
The Lapa field is located in the former block area BM-S-9 and is still operated by Petrobras with a 45% stake. After approval by the ANP, Total will have 35% of the area in partnership with Shell (30%), Repsol Sinopec Brasil (25%) and Petrobras (10%).