Tartaruga Verde And Tartaruga Mestica Oil And Gas Fields

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Petrobras
  • Country: Brazil
  • Location: BM‐C‐36 block, Campos Basin
  • Production start:
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 331 Mboe (Recoverable)
  • Production Volume:


  • The Tartaruga Verde accumulation is 127 km from the city of Macaé, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. It is located at a water depth of 976 meters, at a depth of 2993 meters
  • The Tartaruga Mestiça accumulation is approximately .5 km south west of Tartaruga Verde, at a water depth of 934 meters, at a depth of 2,870 meters
  • The fields were previously known as Aruanã and Oliva
  • The development will utilise the Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes MV29 FPSO
  • The FPSO will be capable of processing 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day, 176 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, 200,000 barrels of water injection per day and has storage capacity of about 1,600,000 barrels of crude oil


  • MODEC and Schahin Group: 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 the spread mooring system.


  • 2013 - The fields are declared commercial
  • 2014 - Petrobras and PPSA signed a Production Individualization Agreement
  • 2014 - MODEC and Schahin Group awarded FPSO contract


  • Both accumulations contain good quality oil (27º API) and are located in Albian-age carbonate reservoirs


  1. Petrobras submits declarations of commerciality for the Aruanã and Oliva accumulations, in the post-salt of Campos Basin
  2. Petrobras and PPSA signed a Production Individualization Agreement
  3. MODEC and Schahin Group awarded Tartaruga Verde / Tartaruga Mestiça FPSO charter contract from Petrobras

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