FPSO Petrojarl I; Source: Altera Infrastructure

Brazilian well goes back on stream

Brazilian oil and gas player Enauta has restarted production from a well located on a field offshore Brazil.

FPSO Petrojarl I; Source: Altera Infrastructure

Enauta temporarily halted the production from the 7-ATL-2HP-RJS well on the Atlanta field in March 2023, only days after completing the preventive maintenance of the water-cooling system of the FPSO Petrojarl I, which works at the field.

In an update on Monday, 17 April 2023, the Brazilian player confirmed that the production from the 7-ATL-2HP-RJS well was restarted, after the installation of the new pump on the seabed.

Located in block BS-4 in the Santos Basin, at a 1,500-metre water depth, the Atlanta field is operated by Enauta Energia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, which also has a 100 per cent interest in this asset. 

As a reminder, Enauta kicked off a three-well drilling campaign on the field at the end of 2022. The first well, which is in the connection phase to the FPSO Petrojarl I, should start production in April 2023, when the FPSO will have three wells online, which is its maximum capacity.

With the entry of this new well, the Atlanta field’s potential production will be increased to more than 20,000 barrels of oil per day. The field’s reserves are estimated at 106 MMbbl.

The Brazilian firm bought the FPSO OSX-2 for Atlanta’s Full Development System (FDS) last year. This FPSO, known as the FPSO Atlanta, is anticipated to be fully operational by 2024 and replace the FPSO Petrojarl I. The FDS is expected to be online by mid-2024, originally with six wells, reaching ten wells in 2029