June 21, 2019
Rosneft’s plans to monetize its natural gas reserves in the Solimões Basin, plans include the drilling of new wells, the construction of a pipeline system and a treatment plant.
The production of the fields of the Russian company will be transported to Manaus by the expansion of the capacity of the Urucu-Coari-Manaus (UCM) gas pipeline in order to supply a thermoelectric plant to be built in the capital of the State of Amazonas.
Inaugurated in 2009, the pipeline now has the capacity to transport 5.5 million m³ / d and connects Petrobras’ production units located at the Arara Pole, in Urucu, to Manaus. Its extension is 663.2 km (Urucu – Manaus stretch), in addition to 139.3 km in nine ramps to Coari. The line is operated by TAG, a Petrobras subsidiary sold to France’s Engie.
“The Solimões Gas Project will be the basis for the continued development of Rosneft Brasil’s exploration activities in the Amazon region, potentially making other accumulations of oil and gas in the Solimões basin viable,” said Petrobras, .
The project will be treated as a priority by the State government, which sees in the project an opportunity to increase gas and solid energy supply to the Manaus Industrial Zone and increase the attractiveness of the exploration areas in the Solimões and Amazonas basins for future ANP rounds .
Currently, the two formations have 29 assets under concession, including the 13 blocks operated by Rosneft. In addition, Petrobras operates in the region, with 11 fields and one exploratory block, Petra Energia and Petrogal, with an exploratory asset each, and Eneva, which operates the Azulão field.
Source: Brazil Energy Magazine