Study on the Use of Pre-Salt Natural Gas/ANP

Mar 25, 2020

ANP is launching today (3/25) the “Study on the Use of Pre-Salt Natural Gas”. The publication focuses on increasing the commercialization and participation of natural gas from the Pre-Salt in the country’s energy matrix, in line with the guidelines established in Resolutions nº 10/2016, 17/2017 and 16/2019 of the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE), as well as the guidelines established in the Novo Mercado de Gás Program. The study is available on the Publications page of the ANP website.

Coordinated by ANP, the study was developed by the Agency together with the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the Energy Research Company (EPE), Pré-Sal Petróleo SA (PPSA) and the BNDES. The Civil House of the Presidency of the Republic also followed the evolution of the work through representatives of the Investment Partnership Program – PPI.

The opportunity for the development of the publication came with the strong upward trend in the levels of reinjection of natural gas in the Pre-Salt reservoirs in recent years and the expectation of a considerable increase in these volumes in the future.

The volume of natural gas reinjected in the Pre-Salt reservoirs was of the order of 10 million cubic meters per day (m³ / d) in 2013 (beginning of the increase in production in the Lula and Sapinhoá fields). For the year 2020, approximately 42 million m³ / d is expected, which should rise to around 60 million m³ / d in 2023. These are representative volumes that will be able to meet the consumption needs of different sectors and industries, if possible. flow to the market, excluding the volume needed to maintain pressure in the reservoirs and CO2 treatment.

The study records the main factors identified as barriers to increasing commercial use of Pre-Salt gas. It also points out lines of government actions of incentive and regulatory nature, which aim to attract new investments to the sector in the coming years, which will result in cost reduction in the industry, increase of the economic activity in the country, generation of jobs and collection of taxes.

Study available only in Portuguese at this time:aproveitamento-gn-pre-sal

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