Golfinho Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Petrobras
  • Country: Brazil
  • Location: Espírito Santo Sea
  • Production start: 2006
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Golfinho field, located in the Espírito Santo Basin, is a deep water light oil reserve. Discovered in July 2003, the field was declared commercial in January 2004 and production was kicked-off there, in the testing phase, in February 2006. Module 1 went on-line, with Capixaba FPSO, in May 2006
  • The Cidade De Vitoria FPSO is connected to four oil-producing wells, to two gas-producing wells, and to three water-injector wells. Oil production will flow through relief vessels
  • Gas is transported on the Sul-Norte Capixaba Gas Pipeline, to the onshore Cacimbas Gas Treatment Unit (UTGC)


  • Saipem: Provision and management of the FPSO
  • FMC: Subsea Equipment
  • Saipem: Provision and management Module 2 FPSO
  • Oceaneering: Umbilicals


  • 2003 - Golfinho Oil Field discovered
  • 2004 - The field was declared commercial
  • 2005 - FMC Technologies Chosen to Supply Subsea Equipment
  • 2006 - Phase 1 of production started with FPSO Capixaba
  • 2007 - Phase 2 production started with the addition of FPSO Cidade de Vitória
  • 2012 - Petrobras announced the discovery of a new light oil and natural gas accumulation in the Golfinho Concession



  1. Saipem wins new US$ 600 million offshore contract in Brazil
  2. FMC Technologies Chosen to Supply Subsea Equipment for Petrobras
  3. Oceaneering Announces Over $40 Million in Umbilical Contracts
  4. FPSO Capixaba begins pre-operation in the Golfinho field
  5. FPSO Cidade de Vitória kicks production
  6. Discovery of new natural gas and light oil accumulation in Espírito Santo

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