The Búzios field, the largest in the world in ultra-deep waters, reached, in June, the accumulated production of 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe), after just five years since the asset started operations. This result is due to the high productivity per well in Búzios, the evolution of knowledge accumulated in the pre-salt fields and the use of state-of-the-art technologies developed to increase the efficiency of the reservoirs. Currently, the Búzios field operates with five platforms, all of the FPSO type (floating oil production, storage and transfer system): P-74, P-75, P-76, P-77 and Almirante Barroso, which went into production this year. Petrobras’ Strategic Plan provides for the installation of six more units in Búzios by 2027, when the asset’s installed capacity is expected to reach 2 million barrels of oil per day.
The president of Petrobras, Jean Paul Prates, said that reaching this milestone of 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent in just five years, in a single field, is a source of pride.
‘It is proof of the high level of qualification of our technical staff, the expansion of our learning curve in the pre-salt and how much we have advanced in the production of this asset in recent years. And the perspectives for the future are promising: we are going to put into production another six platforms equipped with the latest technologies to reduce CO2 emissions, until 2027”, he declared.
The Búzios field began operating in 2018. Located 180 km from the coast, in water depths that reach more than 2,000 meters, the asset concentrates the most productive wells in the country. To get an idea, the thickness of its reservoir is the same height as the Sugar Loaf – and its extension corresponds to more than twice that of Guanabara Bay. To remember. Petrobras won the OTC (Offshore Technology Conference) Award, considered the most important in the offshore industry, in 2021, for the set of technologies developed to make production in Búzios viable. The state-of-the-art solutions employed there increased the efficiency of the field, boosted its production, in addition to consistently reducing costs.