CNOOC Limited has announced today Libra block in Brazil has already started production.
The Libra block is located approximately 180 kilometers off the Rio de Janeiro coast. The block had its first oil produced with the Pioneiro de Libra FPSO, destined to extended well tests, with the purpose of evaluating the dynamic behavior of the oil reservoir and deepening the knowledge on the characteristics of the deposit. Pioneiro de Libra has a daily operational capacity rate up to 50,000 barrels of crude oil and 4 million cubic meters of associated gas.
The Company holds 10% in the Libra Consortium, with the operator Petrobras (40%), Shell (20%), Total (20%) and CNPC (10%).
Mr. Chen Ming, President of CNOOC International Limited commented, “It is a great pleasure to see the Libra block reaching an important milestone, which is the result of our joint efforts with our partners, and we look forward to better performance in the future.”
Mr. Yuan Guangyu, CEO of the Company commented, “This year, the company has made great achievements in Brazil. In addition to the Libra block started production, the Company also has won the bid of ES-M-592 block in Espírito Santo basin and Alto de Cabo Frio Oeste block in Santos basin. These successes will help Company expand overseas business and lay a good foundation for future development.”