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The technical and infrastructural challenges of developing Brazil's pre-salt

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Report summary

Production from Brazil s pre salt reached 800 000 b/d in April 2015 less than five years after the first pilot test began at Lula. With new pre salt wells delivering IP rates of up to 30 000 b/d and the majority of the resource yet to be developed it is tempting to assume that Petrobras' future is both straightforward and secure. However enormous technical and infrastructural challenges must be overcome for the resource to be fully exploited.

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Table of contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Technical risk factored into new Petrobras business plan
    • FPSO engineering challenges at high CO2 fields
    • Additional gas pipeline capacity will provide offtake solutions
  • High pressure reservoirs drive up costs, limit re-injection capabilities
  • Conclusion

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This report includes 3 images and tables including:

Images

  • Deepwater reservoir and water depths: Santos Basin pre-salt vs. other countries
  • Pre-salt fields, designated by challenge type

Tables

  • Relinquished pre-salt fields

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