Fossil Energy – Brazil
Production in the Peregrino field in Brazil resumed on 16 July, aiming to ramp up production and reduce emissions intensity.
Peregrino production was suspended in April 2020. Since then, Equinor has executed a major programme of maintenance, upgrades and repairs on the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel and has installed a new platform, Peregrino C.
Together, these investments have allowed production to safely restart, to increase the overall capacity of the field and to improve the carbon emissions intensity.
“Our top priority is the safety of our people and our operations. The investments in technology, new equipment and maintenance have allowed us to safely resume production at Peregrino and to prepare for the start-up of the new Peregrino Phase 2 project,” says Veronica Coelho, Equinor’s country manager in Brazil.
Peregrino is the largest field operated by Equinor outside of Norway and the first of a series of major field developments in Brazil. Remaining reserves from Peregrino Phase I are estimated at 180 million barrels.