February 26, 2020
Last Saturday, Petrobras began the Long-Term Test of the Farfan reservoir, one of the discoveries made by the company in deep waters of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin. Production is being carried out from the FPSO Cidade de São Vicente, connected to a production well. Ibama’s license is valid for up to 180 days and as determined by Ordinance No. 422, of October 26, 2011, of the Ministry of the Environment (MMA).
The deadline for completing the exploratory campaign for the discoveries in Cumbe, Farfan and Barra, all of Sergipe-Alagoas, is December 2020.
About six years ago, Petrobras made giant discoveries of oil and natural gas offshore Sergipe, with great potential for gas production. Since then, the projects have been postponed and the current schedule is to install two definitive FPSOs starting in 2020. The company is even looking for a new partner for the project, which is partially for sale.
Only one of the discoveries, Poço Verde, has 11.9 billion (P50) of m³ of natural gas in place (VGIP). The volumes are estimated for one of the reservoirs explored during the discovery assessment plan (PAD) for well 1-BRSA-1022-SES, started in 2013 and completed last year. The PAD encompasses areas of contracts BM-SEAL-4A (where the ONGC is a partner with 25%) and BM-SEAL-11 (100% Petrobras).