Petrobras on natural gas flow and processing 

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras informs that it has signed the Integrated Natural Gas Processing System (SIP) contract with CNOOC Petroleum Brasil Ltda. (CNOOC) and, together with Petrogal Brasil, Repsol Sinopec Brasil and Shell Brasil, partners in the Santos Basin pre-salt offshore pipelines, has concluded the process of CNOOC’s adhesion to the existing contracts of the Santos Basin Integrated Natural Gas Flow System (SIE-BS). 

By signing these contracts, CNOOC will be able to offload the natural gas coming from the Búzios field, located in the Santos Basin pre-salt, through any of the SIE-BS export routes and process it in plants owned by Petrobras, making it possible for CNOOC to directly supply the natural gas market as of 01/01/2023.

This is another step Petrobras has taken in building an open, competitive and sustainable natural gas market and is part of the set of commitments made to the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) in July 2019.

The SIE-BS is composed of Routes 1, 2, and 3 for the outflow of the Santos Basin pre-salt Cluster, and the SIP includes the processing plants connected to the SIE-BS, owned by Petrobras, located in Caraguatatuba, São Paulo, Cabiúnas, and Itaboraí (under construction), both in Rio de Janeiro.

In addition to the SIE-BS, Petrobras has also shared, since 2021, with the company Potiguar E&P (a subsidiary of PetroReconcavo) the Guamaré Natural Gas Flow System (SEG Guamaré) and the natural gas processing plant at the UPGN Guamaré.

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