Lapa (Carioca) is a producing conventional oil field located in ultra-deepwater in Brazil and is operated by Total E&P do Brasil. The field is located in block BM-S-9 (Lapa), with water depth of 7,150 feet.

An expansion project is associated with the Lapa (Carioca), namely Lapa Phase 3. This project is currently in the approval stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Shell, TotalEnergies, Repsol and China Petrochemical.

Production from Lapa (Carioca)

The Lapa (Carioca) conventional oil field recovered 18.13% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2022. The peak production was approximately 62.41 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2059. The field currently accounts for approximately 2% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 306.12 Mmboe, comprised of 306.12 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Lapa (Carioca) conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.07% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Lapa (Carioca) conventional oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Lapa (Carioca) project as follows.

Other Contractors: OMNI Taxi Aereo, Prysmian, Solstad Offshore, Subsea 7 and TechnipFMC


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