Oct 18, 2019
Project forecasts supply of thermoelectric plant in Roraima with natural gas produced in the field
Eneva has begun construction of the Azulão field liquefaction terminal in the Amazon Basin. The integrated project also includes the installation of a gas treatment unit and the construction of a thermoelectric plant in the municipality of Boa Vista, Roraima, which will receive the gas produced in the asset.
The opening ceremony was held in Silves (AM) and was attended by MME Minister Bento Albuquerque, ANP Director Décio Oddone, Amazon Governor Wilson Lima, and Eneva CEO Pedro Zinner, among others. During the event, the MME minister stated that the venture is within the New Gas Market.
“Our commitment is not only to provide cheaper energy, but also to allow natural gas to come true with Brazil’s sustainable development and reindustrialization. About 70% of our industry depends on gas and we will provide it, ”said Albuquerque.
Eneva’s idea in Azulão is to replicate the reservoir-to-wire model, as it was done in the Parnaíba Complex. With this, the gas produced in the field will supply the Jaguatirica II thermoelectric plant, which will be installed by the company in Boa Vista (RR). The thermal is expected to take two years to build, and deliveries begin June 28, 2021.
The investment in the integrated project is R $ 1.8 billion. The thermoelectric plant was contracted by Eneva in May this year, through the power generation auction promoted by the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel).
The Azulão field was acquired by the company last year, after the payment of US $ 56.5 million to Petrobras. The asset has three drilled wells, two producers and one injector, and an estimated 3.6 billion m³ of natural gas reserves in sandstone reservoirs, with high static pressure and good porosity.
Source: Brasil Energia Magazine