Main oil basins in the country

Most of the Brazilian oil is located in sedimentary basins on land and in the oceans – they are responsible for a large part of oil and gas production in the country, which until a few years ago was mostly from imports. However, Brazil currently has enough to supply the domestic market.

Of all the existing oil basins, four of them deserve special mention: the Campos, Santos, Espírito Santo and Recôncavo Baiano basins. The Campos basin is the main and largest basin in the country, responsible for 80% of oil production in Brazil, while the Santos basin has the greatest potential for growth, as it is there that the pre-salt layer is found.

The Espírito Santo basin, in spite of not leading oil production, stands out for the extraction of natural gas. Finally, Recôncavo Baiano is the second Brazilian oil basin in terms of production volume and the first to be explored in Brazil.

Below are the main basins in the country and their producing fields:

– Santos (10 courses)

– Fields (41 fields)

– Solimões (7 courses)

– Espírito Santo (42 courses)

– Potiguar (80 fields)

– Recôncavo (78 fields)

– Parnaíba (5 courses)

– Sergipe (21 courses)

– Camamu (1 field)

– Alagoas (12 courses)

– Ceará (4 courses)

– South toucan (4 fields)


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