Buzios VIII (Franco) is a conventional oil development located in ultra-deepwater in Brazil and is operated by Petroleo Brasileiro. Buzios VIII (Franco) lies in block Buzios, with water depth of around 6,890 feet.
The project is currently in construction stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2025. The development cost is expected to be $4,425 m. The Buzios VIII (Franco) conventional oil development will involve the drilling of approximately 14 wells and includes FPSO and subsea trees.
Field participation details
The field is owned by China National Petroleum, China National Offshore Oil and Petroleo Brasileiro.
Production from Buzios VIII (Franco)
Production from the Buzios VIII (Franco) conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecast to peak in 2027, to approximately 1,71,098 bpd of crude oil and condensate and 67 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2053.
Remaining recoverable reserves
The field is expected to recover 693.65 Mmboe, comprised of 651.07 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 255.48 bcf of natural gas reserves.
Contractors involved in the Buzios VIII (Franco) conventional oil field
Some of the key contractors involved in the Buzios VIII (Franco) project as follows.
Main EPC: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Eni and Schlumberger
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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