Lapa (Carioca) is a producing conventional oil field located in ultra-deepwater in Brazil and is operated by Total E&P do Brasil. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block BM-S-9 (Lapa), with water depth of 7,150 feet. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Lapa (Carioca), namely the Lapa South-West. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2025.

Field participation details

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

Production from Lapa (Carioca)

The Lapa (Carioca) conventional oil field recovered 28.71% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2021. The peak production was approximately 52.04 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2052. The field currently accounts for approximately 2% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 214.62 Mmboe, comprised of 214.62 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Lapa (Carioca) conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.05% 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.

Main EPC: Eni, Aker Solutions and TechnipFMC

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

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