Feb 6, 2020
Oil company will quote for the campaign in the Baúna field, in the Santos Basin
Karoon will launch, in the coming weeks, a bid for the charter of a rig anchored in Brazil. The drilling unit will be used in the Baúna project, in the Santos Basin, for a period of six months to one year, starting in the first quarter of 2021.
The campaign will involve work-over work and, possibly, the drilling of two new exploratory wells in the Patola area, a prospect discovered in the field’s ring fence, where there are 10 million barrels of estimated recoverable resources.
The rig will be contracted via invitation letter. The unit will need to be able to operate in water depths up to 500 m.
The charter will mark the first contracting of a rig for the field with Karoon as operator. The Australian oil company acquired Petrobras’ assets in July 2019, for $ 665 million.
The contracting will share space with Petrobras’ bidding for the chartering of a unit anchored for 700 m of water depth, scheduled to start operating in late 2020. The Brazilian oil company set the date for the submission of proposals for the day February 13, but there is a possibility that the deadline could be extended.
Located on the coast of São Paulo, Baúna produces about 18 thousand bopd and 154 thousand m³ / d of gas through the FPSO Cidade de Itajaí. The field has 30 wells, of which six are in operation.
With a capacity to produce 80,000 bopd, the FPSO Cidade de Itajaí is operated by the Ocyan / Teekay consortium. Support for activities will be provided by a logistics base to be installed in Itajaí (SC).
The Baúna field was put into operation in early 2013. The reservoir has 33º API light oil.