The jewel in the Petrobras crown, the Buzios field should reach the end of the decade with daily production above 2 million barrels of oil per day – today, this volume is 600 thousand. The forecast was presented by the executive manager of the state company Marcio Kahn, during the Technical Forum of Pre-Salt Petroleum (PPSA). For the coming years, the area should receive eight more platform ships, totaling 12 production units by 2030.
Today, Buzios has four FPSOs (P-74, P-75, P-76 and P-77). The next units, P-78 and P-79, should start operations in the field in 2025. The vessels will be part of the company’s so-called new generation of high-capacity FPSOs, producing 180,000 barrels per day each.
The executive manager of Libra, Mariana Cavassin, also participated in the event and presented the technology of HISEP Submarino (high pressure separation). The innovation is expected to start operating in the Mero 3 field in 2024 and is currently in the testing phase.
HISEP will be used to accelerate the production of the Mero field and increase the recovery factor, through the separation and underwater reinjection of the gas with high CO2 content produced together with the oil. According to Mariana, the technology helps to mitigate environmental impacts, since CO2 is reinjected into the reservoir from the seabed.
Finally, the manager defended the extension of the Mero production sharing contract by a maximum of 35 years. According to her, this extension, as in the concession model, would reduce uncertainties for the development of production and increase the attractiveness of the sector.