Equinor studies new FPSO to produce in Pão de Açúcar in 2026

May 7, 2019

Company estimates to produce up to 500,000 barrels per day in Brazil in 2030

Equinor estimates it will produce between 300,000 and 500,000 barrels per day of oil and gas in Brazil by 2030. The information was released this Tuesday (7) by Equinor’s vice president of Supply Chain in Brazil, Mauro Andrade, who spoke at the Onip Arena, at OTC 2019.

Currently, Equinor produces about 110 thousand barrels per day in Brazil, through the operation of the Peregrino field, where it is the owner/operator of the asset, and the 25% share of Roncador, acquired from Petrobras in 2018 – Roncador produces about of 200 thousand barrels per day.

New FPSO

Andrade said that Equinor is studying the installation of an FPSO for the production of gas and condensate in the area of ​​the exploratory block BM-C-33, which is the discovery of Pão de Açúcar, in deep waters of the Campos Basin.

The company’s initial studies point to a production unit with a capacity to produce between 16 and 20 million m3 / day of natural gas, with 8 to 12 risers. The first gas could be produced, depending on other factors, starting in 2026.

“These are still very early studies. They depend on several factors to be defined, “says Equinor’s vice president in Brazil.

Carcará

Mauro Andrade also said that Equinor intends to hire FEED for the first FPSO-type platform to produce at the Carcará discovery in the Santos Basin pre-salt in 2019. The launch of the tender should take place in the coming weeks.

Equinor will install two FPSO-type platforms to produce oil and gas in Carcará. The first production facility, with capacity for 220,000 barrels per day of oil and 15 million cubic meters per day of natural gas, will be the largest in the country and is expected to come on stream in December 2023.

The second platform, which may represent a second phase of development of Carcará, is still under study by the consortium led by Equinor.

The production system designed by the company includes 32 wells, including 12 production wells, 4 water injection wells, 4 gas injection wells and 12 contingency wells. Equinor already has a well drilling license in the region and intends to expand the current licensing for the drilling of planned development wells.

Source: epbr

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