Carioca Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Petrobras
  • Country: Brazil
  • Location: BM-S-9 block, Santos Basin
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Petrobras - 45%, BG - 30% and Repsol Sinopec - 25%
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 33 billion barrels of oil equivalent
  • Production Volume:


  • Carioca Oil And Gas Field is in the BM-S-9 block in the "pre-salt" region of the Santos Basin in water depth of 2,100m
  • The field is also known as Sugar Loaf
  • The field will utilise the vessel Cidade de Caraguatatuba FPSO, whihc will be capable of processing 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 177 MMSCFD, 120,000 barrels of water injection per day and has storage of 1,600,000 barrels of crude oil.


  • Schahin Group / MODEC: Engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization, installation and operation of the FPSO, including topsides processing equipment as well as hull and marine systems.
  • SOFEC: Design and supply of the spread mooring system.


  • 2000 - Block awarded in second licencing round
  • 2008 - Carioca Oil And Gas Field discovered
  • 2011 - Third well confirms light oil
  • 2011 - Declaration of Commerciality
  • 2013 - Schahin Group / MODEC awarded FPSO contract


  • Initial testing has indicated the existence of a reservoir 200 metres thick, containing 26ยบ API grade oil


  1. Brazil Oil And Gas Licence Blocks
  2. Petrobras Clarifications on BM-S-9
  3. New discovery confirms light oil in Carioca area, offshore Brazil
  4. Repsol makes new Brazilian offshore discovery
  5. New discovery and Declaration of Commerciality in Carioca
  6. MODEC and Schahin Group awarded Carioca FPSO charter contract from Petrobras and partners of Consortium BM-S-9

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