Mexilhao Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Petrobras
  • Country: Brazil
  • Location: Santos Basin
  • Production start: 2011
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The field is high temperature and high pressure
  • The PMXL-1 Platform is capable of treating 15 million cubic meters of gas per day and it will be attached to the seabed at a depth of 172 meters from the waterline
  • The platform also acts as a gas receiving hub, taking gas from the Urugua And Tambau Oil And Gas Fields and the Lula Oil Field
  • The gas produced in Mexilhão will be offloaded via a 34-inch offshore gas pipeline to the Monteiro Lobato Gas Treatment Unit (UTGCA) in Caraguatatuba, Northern Coast of the State of São Paulo.
  • Then, it is transported from the Caraguatatuba-Taubaté Gas Pipeline (Gastau) to the existing pipelines


  • Saipem: Gas Platform
  • FMC: 6 subsea trees, 2 subsea manifolds with multiplexed controls and related subsea systems
  • Technip: Engineering and procurement of 37km of 4'' and 6'' flexible flowlines
  • Acergy: Mexilhão gas export trunkline
  • Nexans: Supplying two different umbilical designs, totalling around 59 km in length, to connect the fixed platform to the subsea manifold and the manifold to the individual wellheads
  • Tecna: Basic Engineering, Mechanical Detailed Engineering, Procurement Management, Fabrication & Commissioning Assistance for the Gas and Condensate Dehydration Unit
  • FoundOcean: PMXL-1 Jacket Grouting


  • 2001 - Mexilhao Gas Field discovered
  • 2007 - Acergy awarded pipeline contract
  • 2008 - Finance contract signed with Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) for the Platform
  • 2011 - First gas produced



  1. Saipem Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Project References
  2. Tecna Oil And Gas Processing References
  3. FoundOcean Subsea References
  4. Nessco Platform References
  5. Serimax Pipeline References
  6. FMC Technologies to Supply Subsea System for Petrobras' Mexilhao Field
  7. Acergy S.A. awarded $400 million contract in Brazil
  8. Technip awarded three subsea pipelines contracts in Brazil
  9. Funding for the Mexilhão Project
  10. Nexans wins 30 million Euro umbilicals order for Mexilhão gas field in Brazil

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