Iara Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Petrobras
  • Country: Brazil
  • Location: Santos Basin, 226 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Petrobras - 65%, BG Group - 25%, Petrogal - 10%
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • A giant presalt oil field located in blocks BM-S-9 & BM-S-11
  • It is to be developed with 2 FPSOs


  • Aker solutions: Supply of vertical subsea trees, subsea control systems and complete tool sets


  • 2008 - Iara Oil Field discovered
  • 2010 - Aker solutions awarded contract for subsea trees
  • 2013 - Forth test well drilled


  • A hydrocarbon gross column of 310 metres lies in the carbonate rocks below the salt layer


  1. BG Group announces material new discovery in Santos Basin, offshore Brazil
  2. Aker Solutions wins large subsea contract in Brazil's pre-salt area
  3. New well confirms good quality oil in Iara, Santos Basin, offshore Brazil
  4. Well confirms discovery extension in pre-salt of Santos Basin
  5. Conclusion of the drilling and of the formation test of the fourth well in the Iara area
  6. Conclusion of drilling of Iara High Angle well

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