Urugua And Tambau Oil And Gas Fields

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Petrobras
  • Country: Brazil
  • Location: Uruguá Pole, Santos Basin around 130 miles offshore from Rio de Janeiro
  • Production start: 2010
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: The Tambau field is estimated to hold gas reserves of 1.8 tcf (trillion cubic feet), while Urugua holds 250 million bbl (barrels) of oil and 1.3 tcf of gas
  • Production Volume:


  • The reservoir of the Uruguá field holds 33º API light oil and non-associated gas. The development plan for the field foresees four horizontal oil wells and five gas producer wells, which will be connected directly to the FPSO; The Tambaú field will have three horizontal wells of non-associated gas, which will be interconnected to a submarine production manifold to be connected to Cidade De Santos Mv20 FPSO
  • The FPSO will be capable of processing 350 million cubic feet per day of gas, 35,000 barrels of oil per day, and having a storage capacity of approximately 700,000 barrels
  • The natural gas is transported to the Mexilhao Gas Field by pipeline


  • MODEC: Supply, charter and operations of a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel
  • Saipem: Urugua' - Mexilhao Pipeline Installation
  • Nexans: Develop, manufacture and supply the electro-hydraulic control umbilicals
  • FMC Technologies: Supply of four vertical subsea trees, with an option for two additional trees, as well as manifolds, controls and associated equipment


  • 2005 - Urugua And Tambau Oil And Gas Fields discovered
  • 2008 - Modec awarded FSPO contract
  • 2008 - FMC awarded subsea equipment contract
  • 2009 - Nexans awarded umbilicals contract
  • 2010 - Production started at the Uruguá Field



  1. Saipem Pipeline References
  2. Starting production at the Uruguá Field, Santos Basin
  3. Nexans wins a 33.5 million Euro subsea umbilical contract from Petrobras for Brazil’s Tambau and Urugua deepwater gas and oil fields
  4. FMC Technologies to Supply Subsea Gas Production System for Petrobras' Tambau Field
  5. MODEC Adds Gas FPSO to Brazil Operations

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