The year 2021 has been, so far, good news for the Campos Basin. After the launch of PROMAR and the drilling of an ExxonMobil well in the region, the positive news now comes from the Anglo-Dutch company Shell. The president of the oil company in Brazil, André Araújo, participated in a conversation with journalists and revealed that the company hired the rig West Tellus, which will start an exploratory campaign from the second semester in the Campos Basin. The works will be carried out in Parque das Conchas (BC-10) and also in block C-M-791 (won in the 15th Bidding Round).
Speaking about the pre-salt layer, the executive said that the company has not yet reached a decision on drilling a new well in the Saturno block, in the Santos Basin, and that it is still too early to talk about returning the area. During the interview, Araújo also commented on Shell’s interest in monitoring the possible opportunities that may arise in Brazil involving offshore wind energy. The executive also revealed the company’s desire to participate in new power generation auctions and cited plans to start selling natural gas on the free market from 2022.
Finally, the president of Shell mentioned the discussions in Brasilia about the regimes of concession and sharing, the group’s goals in the energy transition and the company’s willingness to dispute the Petrobras Regasification Terminal (TR-BA), in Bahia.