Campos Basin

Plataforma semi-submersível P-18 (SS-44) operando no Campo de Marlim na Bacia de Campos.
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The Campos Basin is the main sedimentary area already explored off the Brazilian coast. It ranges from the outskirts of Vitoria (state of Espírito Santo) to Arraial do Cabo, off the northern coast of Rio de Janeiro, an area or approximately 100,000 square kilometers.

It was in this huge open-air laboratory that we tested the main offshore technologies used to develop projects to produce at water depths never before reached in the world.

The first field that was discovered with commercial volume in the Campos Basin was Garoupa, in 1974, at a depth of 124 meters. In the following year, we found the Namorado field, and, in 1976, Enchova. That was the beginning of a long series of discoveries. The path was the sea: on August 13, 1977, offshore commercial production got underway at Enchova, in the Campos Basin.

One of our innovations in these fields was the installation of the first anticipated production system on a floating platform. With it, we reduced the lead time from four to six years to a mere four months.

We gained efficiency, operational flexibility, and made huge savings in investments. This allowed us to start producing oil while the definitive, fixed platforms, which would later be installed, were still being built.

It was the development of these systems that allowed us to later lift oil from deep and ultra-deep waters.

In 1984, we discovered Brazil's first giant field in deep waters, Albacora. Later came other giant fields, such as Marlim, Roncador, Barracuda, and Caratinga.

More large fields were discovered in the northern part of the basin, already in the state of Espírito Santo: Jubarte and Cachalote, in the area that became known as "Parque das Baleias" (Whale Park).

Platform

Field

Type

Espadarte FPSO (ESPF)

Espadarte

Floating

FPSO Brasil (FPBR)

Roncador

Floating

Plataforma FPSO-MLS (FPMLS)

Marlim Sul

Floating

Plataforma Cidade de Niterói (FPNIT)

Marlim Leste

Floating

FPSO Rio de Janeiro (FPRJ)

Espadarte

Floating

FPSO Rio das Ostras (FPRO)

Badejo

Floating

Petrobras VII (SS28) (P-07)

Bicudo, Enchova Oeste

Floating

Petrobras VIII (SS29) (P-08)

Marimbá

Floating

Petrobras IX (SS15) (P-09)

Congro, Corvina

Floating

Petrobras XII (SS19) (P-12)

Badejo, Linguado, Trilha

Floating

PETROBRAS XV (SS18) (P-15)

Marimba, Piraúna

Floating

Petrobras XVIII (SS44) (P-18)

Marlim

Floating

Petrobras XIX (P-19)

Marlim

Floating

Petrobras XX (SS33) (P-20)

Marlim

Floating

Petrobras XXV (P-25)

Albacora

Floating

Petrobras XXVI (P-26)

Marlim Sul, Marlim

Floating

Petrobras XXXI (P-31)

Albacora

Floating

Petrobras XXXIII (P-33)

Marlim

Floating

Petrobras XXXV (P-35)

Marlim

Floating

Petrobras XXXVII (P-37)

Marlim

Floating

Petrobras XL (P-40)

Marlim Sul

Floating

Petrobras XLIII (P-43)

Barracuda

Floating

Petrobras XLVIII (P-48)

Caratinga

Floating

Petrobras L (P-50)

Albacora Leste, Albacora

Floating

Petrobras LI (P-51)

Marlim Sul

Floating

Petrobras LII (P-52)

Roncador

Floating

Petrobras LIII (P-53)

Marlim Leste

Floating

Petrobras LIV (P-54)

Roncador

Floating

Petrobras LV (P-55) Roncador Semi-submersible

Petrobras LVI (P-56)

Marlim Sul

Floating

Enchova Platform (PCE-1)

Bonito, Enchova, Enchova Oeste

Fixed

Cherne-1 Platform (PCH-1)

Anequim, Bagre, Cherne, Parati

Fixed

Cherne-2 Platform (PCH-2)

Congro, Cherne, Malhado

Fixed

Carapeba-1 Platform (PCP-1)

Carapeba

Fixed

Carapeba-2 Platform (PCP-2)

Carapeba

Fixed

Garoupa-1 Platform (PCP-1)

Garoupa, Garoupinha

Fixed

Namorado-1 Platform (PNA-1)

Congro, Namorado, Nenamorado

Fixed

Namorado-2 Platform (PNA-2)

Congro, Namorado

Fixed

Pargo-1 Platform (PPG-1)

Pargo

Fixed

Pampo-1 Platform (PPM-1)

Pampo

Fixed

Vermelho-1 Platform (PVM-1)

Red

Fixed

Vermelho-2 Platform (PVM-2)

Red

Fixed

Vermelho-3 Platform (PVM-3)

Red

Fixed

FPSO Fluminense (FPF)

Bijupirá/Salema

Floating

FPSO Frade (FPSOFR) Frade Floating
FPSO P-63 Papa-Terra Floating
FPSO P-58 Parque das Baleias Floating

FPSO P-62

Roncador

Floating

Plataforma P-61 Papa-Terra TLWP
FPSO Capixaba (CAPX)  Cachalote / Baleia Franca  Floating
FPSO Cidade de Anchieta (CDAN)  Baleia Azul / Jubarte / Pirambu  Floating
FPSO P-57 Jubarte Floating