Xerelete Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Total
  • Country: Brazil
  • Location: Campos Basin
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Total, Petrobras, BP
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Xerelete field, located around 250 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, was discovered in 2001 in water depths of 2,400 meters and contains relatively heavy oil (17° to 20° API). A pre-Salt prospect has also been identified below the Xerelete structure, which lies around 40 kilometers west of the recently announced Pão de Açucar discovery


  • Vallourec: Supply of pipes


  • 2001 - Xerelete Oil Field discovered
  • 2007 - A new deposit of pre-salt oil was discovered under the existing field
  • 2012 - Total takes operatorship of Xerelete block



  1. New discovered in Xerelete Field
  2. Total takes operatorship of Xerelete block in Brazil
  3. Vallourec to supply the offshore Xerelete field in Brazil

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