FPSO Petrojarl I; Source: Enauta

First of three new wells kicks off production after being tied to Brazilian FPSO

Brazilian oil and gas player Enauta has started production from the first well in its three-well drilling campaign at a field offshore Brazil. This well has been connected to a floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which is carrying out operations on this field.

FPSO Petrojarl I; Source: Enauta

Enauta revealed on Monday, 27 March 2023, that it had concluded the interconnection of the well 7-ATL-5H-RJS (5H) at the Atlanta field to the FPSO Petrojarl I. The well is still in the production ramp-up phase, which should end by the end of this week. The current production is 9.7 thousand barrels per day (bbl/d).

According to the Brazilian player, this is the first well in the drilling campaign of three new wells that started in November 2022 and other wells will be ready throughout 2023. These other wells will wait to be connected to the Full Development System (FDS) of the Atlanta field, slated for mid-2024.

Afterwards, the FPSO Petrojarl I will be replaced by a vessel named FPSO Atlanta – currently being converted at Dubai Drydocks World – which will be deployed at the Atlanta field and operated under ABS Class, following conversion.

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Currently, the daily production at the Atlanta field is approximately 16.1 thousand bbl/d. In a bid to maximize the field’s production potential, Enauta concentrated its resources on the entry into operation of the 5H well. Therefore, the installation of the new pump on the well 7-ATL-2HP-RJS and the resumption of production is currently planned for April.

In addition, the company is evaluating a preventive stoppage in the process plant of this unit for the second quarter of the year, with a consequent temporary interruption of production for maintenance and anticipation of the preventive maintenance services currently planned to occur in August.

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. The field’s reserves are estimated at 106 MMbbl.