Piranema Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Petrobras
  • Country: Brazil
  • Location: Sergipe/Alagoas Basin, Northeastern Brazil
  • Production start: 2007
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: totaled recoverable oil volumes of 76 million barrels of oil
  • Production Volume:


  • The field is in water depth varying between 1,200 and 1,600 m
  • The Piranema oil, of excellent quality, at 44ยบ API, is the lightest oil produced in deep waters in Brazil.
  • Development of the field was based on a revolutionary new cylindrical FPSO concept, developed by Sevan Marine, the Sevan Piranema FPSO


  • Sevan Marine: FPSO Sevan Piranema
  • FMC: Subsea Equipment


  • 2004 - Declaration of the Commercial Potential of the Piranema Oil Field
  • 2005 - FMC Technologies Chosen to Supply Subsea Equipment
  • 2007 - First oil produced
  • 2010 - Petrobras discovers a further 15 million barrels of economically recoverable oil
  • 2011 - Teekay Offshore announces acquisition of FPSO Sevan Piranema



  1. Declaration Of The Commercial Potential Of Deepwater Discoveries In Sergipe
  2. FMC Technologies Chosen to Supply Subsea Equipment for Petrobras
  3. First oil on FPSO Sevan Piranema
  4. Discovery of Light Oil in Piranema
  5. Teekay Offshore Intends to Acquire Sevan Piranema FPSO and Announces $170 Million Equity Private Placement

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