FPSO Atlanta; Source: Yinson Production

‘Key’ equipment destined to support oil & gas production en route to Brazilian field

Brazilian oil and gas player Enauta is awaiting the arrival of subsea equipment, which is expected to support oil and gas production at its field development project offshore Brazil.

FPSO Atlanta; Source: Yinson Production

According to Enauta, the loading of the first multiphase pumping subsea system (MPP), manufactured by OneSubsea, that will support oil and gas production at the Atlanta field, took place in Norway on January 21, 2024.

The Brazilian player explains that the timely delivery of this equipment highlights one of the “key” challenges to reaching the FPSO Atlanta’s first oil production on schedule by August 2024. Enauta believes that the performance of over 80 MPPs in operation worldwide shows that this will make a difference for the Atlanta field operations.

Source: Enauta

Currently, the Brazilian firm is working on replacing the FPSO Petrojarl I, working on the Atlanta field, with the FPSO Atlanta, which the company bought for Atlanta’s Full Development System (FDS) in 2022. The naming ceremony for the FPSO Atlanta was held at the Dubai Drydocks World shipyard on December 13, 2023.

Located in block BS-4 in the Santos Basin, at a 1,500-meter water depth, the Atlanta field is operated by Enauta Energia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, which also has a 100% interest in this asset. The field has been producing since 2018.

Enauta also set the wheels into motion to expand its portfolio. To this end, the Brazilian firm recently signed a contract with Petrobras for the acquisition of oil and gas fields in the Santos Basin and natural gas pipeline infrastructure. In addition, the company inked a contract to acquire the FPSO Cidade de Santos operating in the Uruguá and Tambaú fields.

Aside from this, the Brazilian firm set the stage to acquire the entire stake held by QatarEnergy Brasil in the oil fields of Abalone, Ostra, and Argonauta, comprising the Parque das Conchas.