FPSO Petrojarl I; Source: Enauta

Second Brazilian well back online with third one expected to follow suit within a month

Brazilian oil and gas player Enauta has brought back on stream another well at a field offshore Brazil while a third well is anticipated to return to production in the next 30 days.

FPSO Petrojarl I; Source: Enauta

After Enauta found issues in the subsea pumping electrical system adopted for the FPSO Petrojarl I, the firm temporarily halted the Atlanta field’s production in July 2023. Following the reinstallation of the subsea pumping equipment at one of the wells, production resumed on November 5, with well #5 flow managed at 12,000 bbl/day, below peak capacity of over 15,000 bbl/day, due to the FPSO’s limitations.

According to Enauta, the production from well #4 resumed on December 2, with an estimated flow rate above an average of 6,000 bbl/day. While the third well is expected to be back online within the coming 30 days, the production at the Atlanta field reached 20,900 bbl on December 4, 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.

The Brazilian player is also working on replacing the FPSO Petrojarl I with the FPSO Atlanta, which the company bought for Atlanta’s Full Development System (FDS) in 2022. To this end, the first multiphase subsea pumping module (MPP) that would be used for production with the FPSO Atlanta concluded its assembly phase in November 2023 and moved to final commissioning.

The FPSO Atlanta’s first oil is expected in August 2024 originally with six wells, reaching ten wells in 2029, in line with its development schedule at project sanctioning.