Fossil Energy – Campos Basin
Equinor has, on behalf of the BM-C-33 consortium, submitted to Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP), the Declarations of Commerciality and Plans of Development for two fields in the BM-C-33 concession in Brazil’s Campos Basin.
Equinor (operator) is partnered with Repsol Sinopec Brasil and Petrobras in the consortium.
The concession is located approximately 200 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, in water depths up to 2900 meters. It contains natural gas and oil/condensate recoverable volumes of above one billion barrels of oil equivalent.
The suggested names for the fields are Raia Manta and Raia Pintada. The names are to be confirmed by the regulator.
“The fields have the potential to meet 15% of the total Brazilian gas demand when in production. This will contribute to Brazil’s energy security and economic development, enabling significant new job opportunities at local level,” says Veronica Coelho, Equinor’s Country Manager in Brazil.
The development of Raia Manta and Raia Pintada will be the first project in Brazil to treat gas offshore and be connected to the national grid without further onshore processing. The sales gas is planned to be exported through a 200 kilometers offshore gas pipeline from the FPSO to Cabiúnas, in the city of Macaé, in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Liquids are planned to be offloaded by shuttle tankers.