Buzios IX (Franco) is a conventional oil development located in ultra-deepwater in Brazil and is operated by Petroleo Brasileiro. Buzios IX (Franco) lies in block Buzios, with water depth of around 6,890 feet.

The project is currently in feed stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2026. The Buzios IX (Franco) conventional oil development will includes FPSO.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Petroleo Brasileiro, China National Offshore Oil and China National Petroleum.

Production from Buzios IX (Franco)

Production from the Buzios IX (Franco) conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2026 and is forecast to peak in 2028, to approximately 2,16,980 bpd of crude oil and condensate and 85 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2056.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 885.66 Mmboe, comprised of 830.82 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 329.07 bcf of natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the Buzios IX (Franco) conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Buzios IX (Franco) project as follows.

Other Contractors: ShawCor and TechnipFMC

About Petroleo Brasileiro

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) is an integrated company specializing in the oil, natural gas and energy industry. Its major businesses include exploration and production, refining, marketing, trade and transportation of oil and gas. The company also conducts biofuel, natural gas, petrochemical, electricity and chemical businesses, and oil product distribution. It is a major crude oil producer and refiner in Brazil and the South American continent. It also participates in the domestic power market through investments in thermoelectric power plants and renewable energy. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Petrobras markets its products in North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Petrobras is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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