November 26, 2019
Petrobras found evidence of oil and gas in well 4-BRSA-1372-RJS, within the Marlim Leste block, in the Campos Basin pre-salt. The discovery took place in a water depth of 2,024 meters, according to data published by the National Petroleum Agency (ANP).
The field has two FPSOs (P-53 and Cidade de Niterói), with capacity of 180 thousand barrels / day and 100 thousand barrels / day, respectively. As is well known, Marlim will go through a revitalization process, which includes hiring two new FPSOs to be built by Modec and Yinson.
The units will be installed about 150 km off the Brazilian coast, at 670 meters of water depth for FPSO Marlim 1 and 930 meters at FPSO Marlim 2. It is expected that production will start in 2022 and 2023. The Marlim 1 FPSO will have a capacity of up to 80,000 barrels per day and 7 million m³ per day of natural gas, while Marlim 2 will be able to process 70,000 barrels per day and 4 million m³ per day.
Earlier this month, the ANP received another notification of evidence of hydrocarbons found in the pre-salt. At the time, Shell informed the agency that made the discovery in Alto de Cabo Frio Oeste, in well 1-SHEL-31-RJS, in 1,720 meters water depth.