Brazil: Production from Santos Basin Exceeds 200,000 BOEPD
This December, the combined daily output of Petrobras its partners exceeded 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent (oil and gas) per day in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.
On December 6, two days after operations began at well RJS-686, which is connected to platform FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis (the Lula Pilot Project), the total output operated by Petrobras at the Santos Basin reached 205,700 barrels of oil equivalent (boe).
This total includes 144,100 barrels of oil and condensate, in addition to 9.8 million cubic meters of natural gas (equivalent to an output of 61,600 boe), of which 8.5 million cubic meters were delivered to the Monteiro Lobato Gas Treatment Unit (UTGCA), in Caraguatatuba, and 1.3 million cubic meters to the Presidente Bernardes Refinery (RPBC) Natural Gas Unit, in Cubatão, both in the state of São Paulo.
Production this December 6 came from the following sources:
• 99,300 barrels of oil from the pre-salt reservoirs nestled in the Lula Field and in the Carioca Nordeste area;
• 44,800 barrels of oil and condensate produced in the post-salt reservoirs located in the Uruguá, Mexilhão and Lagosta fields, and in the Tiro and Sídon areas;
• 8.5 million cubic meters of natural gas (53,400 boe) offloaded to UTGCA and originating from the Uruguá, Mexilhão and Lula fields (the fisrt two are located in the post-salt and the latter in the pre-salt layer);
• 1.3 million cubic meters of natural gas (8,200 boe) transported to RPBC and produced in the Lagosta field, also in the Santos Basin post-salt region.
Offshore Energy Today Staff , December 8, 2011; Image: Petrobras