Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil aims to more than triple its production in Brazil and wants to become the sole operator for the entire Carcara discovery, among the world’s biggest in recent years, its local country manager said.
Statoil has invested more than $10 billion in Brazil, making it the country’s largest foreign offshore operator. The Peregrino heavy oilfield 85 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro is the biggest it operates outside Norway. With Peregrino producing 80,000-90,000 barrels of oil equivalents per day, Statoil’s 60 percent equity stake in the field currently leaves the company with 48,000-54,000 barrels in daily output from the South American country.
“We expect equity production to more than triple in Brazil going towards 2030,” Anders Opedal, Statoil’s head of Brazilian operations, told Reuters in an interview, referring to the company’s share of production..—Reuters