Photo: Petrojarl I FPSO is operating on the Atlanta field for Enauta; Source: Teekay

Enauta resumes Atlanta field production after repairs

Brazilian oil and gas company Enauta, formerly known as QGEP, has resumed production from its Atlanta field, located off Brazil, after a nearly month-long shutdown due to repairs.

The Atlanta field Early Production System started production in May 2018, almost two years behind the schedule. The EPS is comprised of three productions wells connected to the FPSO Petrojarl I.

Enauta informed on Monday it has resumed production in the Atlanta field following a shutdown in January 2021.

The company decided to replace the tubes in one of the heaters of the 7-ATL-4HB-RJS well.

After the permanent replacement was finished, the well resumed operations, reaching the expected production of 10.4 kbbl/day.

The schedule for resuming production of the other wells remains unchanged.

The 7-ATL-3H-RJS well is expected to resume production by the end of the first quarter this year, with estimated initial output of around 10.0 kbbl/day.

The 7-ATL-2HP-RJS well is expected to resume production by mid-2021.

To remind, Enauta was in late January 2021 forced to stop production from the only producing well on the Atlanta field to replace a faulty heater only a day after restarting it following a shutdown in November 2020.

Namely, the repair in the heater was carried out and production in the 7-ATL-4HB-RJS well was restarted in late January.

However, the equipment did not perform adequately and the company decided to replace it, shutting the production again.

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All repairs and replacements were carried out by the FPSO operator and the field has now resumed output.

Enauta Energia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, is the operator of the Atlanta field with 100 per cent ownership.

Located in Block BS-4, in the Santos Basin, Atlanta is a post-salt oil field situated 185 kilometres from the city of Rio de Janeiro, in water depths of approximately 1,500 meters.

The transfer of the 50 per cent stake previously held by Barra Energia was already authorized by CADE (Brazilian Antitrust Authority) and is pending approval by ANP (Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels).