Petrobras Jupiter FPSO to learn from Lula development
and its partner, Petrobras from Galp Energia (Galp) Portugal, are expecting to benefit from the lessons learnt in developing the Lula giant offshore pre-salt field to design the to be moored at floating, processing, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels Jupiter field to operate in similar conditions in the Santos Basin.
discovered Petrobras Jupiter in 2008 in drilling the first discovery well 1-BRSA-559A.
In 2012, Jupiter North-East well appraise indicated the continuity of the reservoir and a consistent presence of and associated gas . condensate
2,161 meters depth and 5,438 meters of total depth in the Block S-24, Jupiter is located 280 kilometers far from Rio de Janeiro on the Brazilian shore.
At such distance from shore,
and Petrobras evaluate the technical and commercial challenges to develop Galp Jupiter in addition to its ultra-deep water conditions.
Jupiter, and Petrobras share the working interests in such a way that: Galp
Petrobras 80% is the operator
– Galp 20%
In addition to the challenges mentioned above,
Jupiter confirmed to hold, as most of the pre-salt fields, a significant rate of carbon dioxide (CO2) in similar way to Lula, the giant pre-salt field discovered previously Jupiter.
Since its discovery,
and Petrobras revised upward Galp Jupiter its oil and currently estimated to: gas reserves
1 billion cubic feet of gas
– 5 billion of barrels oil equivalent (boe) .
In addition to these estimations,
and Petrobras rely on potential upsides to lift again Galp Jupiter oil and . reserves gas Petrobras Jupiter FPSO to re-inject CO2 in pre-salt
and Petrobras are investigating all the technological solutions to develop Galp Jupiter despite its ultra deep reservoir, extreme distance from the shore and high content of CO2.
Regarding the crude oil,
and natural gas , condensate intends to proceed in the same way in Petrobras Jupiter as other pre-salt fields with a treatment on board the before being exported. FPSO
But for the CO2 is considering to re-inject it in Petrobras Jupiter reservoir for . enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
Still under test,
is currently running a pilot project in Petrobras Lula to re-inject the CO2 in the reservoir.
Because of the nature of the oil, in
Lula and in Jupiter, the injection techniques will not be enough to reach viable recovery rates from the in-place reserves. gas
and Petrobras will have to also use the water flooding techniques. Galp
Through the tests programs,
and Petrobras must determine the optimized combination of the Galp and water alternate injections to apply to gas Lula and then into Jupiter.
and Petrobras will evaluate the number of Galp should be deployed in FPSOs Jupiter with the first unit to be moored by 2019 according to strategic plans. Petrobras
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