According to the Municipal Development Index (IFDM), the city of Macaé is the fourth in the state of Rio de Janeiro in quality of life. This is directly linked to the fact that the municipality is one of the largest oil and gas producers in Brazil.
Largest responsible for the economic movement of Macaé, the Santos Basin is considered the largest oil reserve in the Brazilian Continental Platform, with 44 fields in operation. Today, under Petrobras' responsibility, the basin is generating several jobs in the region in addition to being responsible for around 84% of the national oil production.
More than that, the city is also the largest hub for natural gas processing, with a capacity of 19.7 million cubic meters of gas per day through the Cabiúnas Terminal. The facility is also responsible for 16% of the flow of oil produced in the Campos Basin to the Duque de Caxias (Reduc) refineries in Rio de Janeiro and Gabriel Passos (Regap) in Minas Gerais. The existence of the pre-salt layer and the installation of a new Petrobras headquarters in Macaé were also strong drivers for generating income in the city. Currently, in addition to the state-owned company, several other offshore companies are present in the municipality, such as Shell, Chevron, BP, Transocean and others.ACESSE AS REDES DA PANORAMA OFFSHORE: