This month, Petrobras completed ten years of production in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin, the largest sedimentary basin in the country. With a decade of existence, the region already comprises 16 platforms and more than 150 wells in operation that account for impressive 90% of all production in the Brazilian pre-salt.
Achieving exceptional numbers in April, for example, the production operated by Petrobras in the pre-salt hit a new record with a monthly average of 1,940,000 barrels of oil per day and daily peak production of 2,070,000 barrels.
Only in the last 11 months, six platforms began their operation in the pre-salt of the Santos basin, each with capacity to produce up to 150,000 bpd. The expectation for the next years is that there are even more investments in this layer, with injection of US $27 billion from Petrobras up to 2023 for the installation of 11 platforms, seven of which are destined for the Santos basin.
Beginning of trajectory
The operation in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin began on May 1, 2009, by means of a TLD (long-term test) performed by FPSO BW Cidade de São Vicente in Campo de Lula (old area of Tupi, as it was called at the time).
On October 28, 2010, the final production system of the Lula field was initiated, carried out through the FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis, which is installed about 280km from the coast and in waters with a depth of 2,200 m.
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