Argonauta is a producing heavy oil field located in ultra-deepwater in Brazil and is operated by Shell Brasil Petroleo. The field is located in block BC-10 (Argonauta), with water depth of 5,471 feet.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Shell, QatarEnergy and Oil and Natural Gas.

Production from Argonauta

The Argonauta heavy oil field recovered 53.77% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2017. The peak production was approximately 35.14 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 5 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2039. The field currently accounts for approximately 1% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 83.72 Mmboe, comprised of 82.24 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 8.92 bcf of natural gas reserves. Argonauta heavy oil field reserves accounts 0.19% of total remaining reserves of producing heavy oil fields globally.

About Shell Brasil Petroleo

Shell Brasil Petroleo Ltda (Shell Brasil) produces and distributes lubrificants e other chemical products. Shell Brasil is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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