Posted on 22.10.2013 - 11:56 EDT in CONTRACT AWARDS by jamesmc
Total awarded 20% interest in Libra Field - Brazil
Total, as part of a consortium comprised of Petrobras, Shell, CNPC and CNOOC, has been awarded a 35-year production sharing contract to develop the super-giant Libra field with a potential of 8 to 12 billion barrels of recoverable oil resources, and a total gross peak oil production which could reach 1.4 million barrels per day as per the Brazilian regulator, Agência Nacional do Petróleo (ANP).
The Libra field is the largest pre-salt oil discovery to date in the prolific Santos basin, offshore Brazil. The field is located approximately 170 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. It covers an area of 1,550 square kilometers in water depths of around 2,000 meters.
“Libra offers a unique opportunity to participate in the development of a super-giant deep-offshore oil discovery with strategic partners. Reinforcing our position in the pre-salt Santos basin strengthens and diversifies our upstream portfolio and fits with our strategy to sustain post-2017 production over the next decade. We look forward to participating in the development of these vast resources, and we are confident that the combined deep-offshore expertise represented within the consortium will be a valuable contribution to the growth of Brazil’s oil and gas production”, said Christophe de Margerie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total.