The production project provides for 10 wells, four of which are producers, four gas injectors and two other seawater injectors.
Shell is planning to install a Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) type mooring anchorage in the area of the exploratory block BM-S-54, where the discovery is known as Gato do Mato, in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin. The discovery, which will be developed in conjunction with the southern exploration block of Gato do Mato, is expected to begin production in the third quarter of 2023 with a platform vessel with capacity for 90,000 barrels per day of oil and 8.5 million m3 per day of natural gas.
The production unit will have the capacity to store 1.6 million barrels of oil and must work in the area for 25 years. The production project provides for 10 wells, four of which are producers, four gas injectors and two other seawater injectors.
Shell studies two outflows for natural gas. The first is the injection. The second is the runoff for a new pipeline segment with offshore infrastructure already installed, which would be the PMXL-1 platform in the Mexilhão field, and the Urugua field production system, both in the Santos Basin.
The subsea system will have flexible pipelines, jumpers, underwater christmas trees, pipeline end terminals (PLETs), inline sleds (ILS), pipeline end manifolds (PLEMS), stell flying leads (SFL) and electrical flying leads (EFL). The approximate total length of flowlines of production will be 69 km, 27 km of flowlines of injection water and 22 km of flowlines of gas injection. If feasible, the gas pipeline linking the FPSO to the PMXL-1 platforms in the Mexilhão field or the Uruguá field will have respectively 114 km and 79 km.