(TNPetroleo) Petrobras signed two contracts for the supply of flexible lines that will be used in the project to revitalize production in the Marlim and Voador fields, located in the Campos Basin. Of the total 448 km of flexible lines in the project, 280 km were contracted with the company NOV and 168 km with Baker Hughes.
This year, other commitments were made as planned for the project. Between March and April, contracts for the supply of up to 92 km of flexible lines for gas lift (gasification of the production column) were signed with the company NOV, and for the supply of up to 13 subsea production and injection manifolds, 8 with TechnipFMC and 5 with Baker Hughes, in addition to contracts for anchoring materials, subsea equipment and umbilicals.
The initiatives are part of the Marlim and Voador revitalization project, which aims to maximize the potential of these assets and promote greater returns for the company and society, creating a virtuous cycle of value generation.
The revitalization project, operated 100% by Petrobras, foresees the installation of two new FPSO-type platforms in the North area (Module 1) and in the South area (Module 2) of the Marlim field. In 2019, the company signed contracts to charter the platforms with the Japanese company Modec (FPSO Anita Garibaldi) and Yinson (FPSO Anna Nery), from Malaysia.
The two platforms, which will be interconnected to 77 wells (14 new and 63 that will be relocated from Production Units that will be decommissioned), should come into operation in 2023 and will allow the extension of the production of the field’s deposits until 2048, with maintenance of jobs and support services in the region. The new systems will make it possible to expand the current production of Marlim and Voador from around 45,000 boepd to around 153,000 boepd, offering an important learning and knowledge front for other revitalization projects.
Marlim started producing in 1991 and is the field with the highest accumulated production by Petrobras, with almost 3 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Of the 10 platforms originally installed, 9 remain at lease, and 4 are still in operation. The revitalization project establishes the implementation of new systems in parallel with the decommissioning activities of the old units, and by 2025 all platforms in operation will be phased out.
Petrobras’ 2021-2025 Strategic Plan foresees US$ 13 billion in investments to revitalize oil and gas production in the Campos Basin, a hotbed of innovations that projected the company as a leader in exploration and production in deep and ultra-deep waters. The investments include the interconnection of approximately 100 wells to the systems that are in production, the intensification of exploratory campaigns in the pre-salt layer of this basin, new production projects and the extension of concession terms for the fields in our portfolio in this important oil basin, among other efforts.
As it is technically considered a mature basin, the Campos Basin presents more and more challenges to be overcome in order to increase the recovery of the fields, which requires an integrated work by the company’s technical staff in search of innovative solutions and investments in high-quality equipment. technology. Petrobras has been applying optimized well designs, such as the TOT-3P, which aims to reduce the time and cost of well construction, in addition to reducing the costs of subsea interconnections and new techniques for controlling the permeability of reservoirs, which restrict water production and optimize oil production.