Petrobras kicks off oil production from Tartaruga Verde offshore field

Brazil’s Petrobras has kicked off oil production from its Tartaruga Verde (Green Turtle) field in the Campos basin, offshore Brazil.

Photo by José Augusto Alves/Agência Petrobras
FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes / Photo by José Augusto Alves/Agência Petrobras

The oil company said the production started on Friday, June 22, 2018, via the FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes.

The FPSO is located about 127 km off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in water depth of 765 meters, with a capacity to process daily up to 150 thousand barrels of oil and 3.5 million cubic meters of gas and 5 million cubic meters of gas compression.

Tartaruga Verde field has good quality oil (27º API) and is located in the southern area of Campos Basin, in the post-salt, in water depth ranging from 700 to 1,300 meters and with reservoirs at 3,000 meters depth.

It consists of two reservoirs, Tartaruga Verde, where Petrobras holds 100% interest, and Tartaruga Mestiça, a joint reservoir between the Union, represented by Pre-Sal Petróleo SA – ‘PPSA’, with a 30.65% interest, and Petrobras with 69.35%. All of the field production will be offloaded by FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes.

This is the second platform to start operations this year and will contribute to the increase of Petrobras’ production under the 2018-2022 Business and Management Plan, the company said.

The FPSO is owned by Japanese Modec, who said that the first oil marks the start of the unit’s 20-year time charter contract with Petrobras.

Moored approximately 125 kilometers from Macaé, State of Rio de Janeiro in the southeast coast of Brazil, in water depths of 765 meters, the FPSO is capable of processing 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 176 million standard cubic feet of gas compression per day and has a storage capacity of 1,600,000 barrels of crude oil.

Offshore Energy Today Staff