Roncador is a producing conventional oil field located in ultra-deepwater in Brazil and is operated by Petroleo Brasileiro . The field is located in block RO (Roncador), with water depth of 6,140 feet.

An expansion project is associated with the Roncador, namely Roncador Densification Project. This project is currently in the feasibility stage, expected to start in 2024.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Petroleo Brasileiro and Equinor.

Production from Roncador

The Roncador conventional oil field recovered 87.56% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2009. The peak production was approximately 353.51 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 177 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2029. The field currently accounts for approximately 4% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 226.52 Mmboe, comprised of 190.12 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 218.37 bcf of natural gas reserves. Roncador conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.05% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Roncador conventional oil field

The key contractors involved in the Roncador project as follows.

Other Contractors: PGS

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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