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Potiguar Basin

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Current Stage In production - under development
Project Details


The Potiguar Basin encompasses around 120,000km2, one-third of which is onshore, and the other two-thirds offshore. The basin contains more than 80 producing fields and has been explored since the late 50s (onshore) and mid 70s (offshore), producing both natural gas and oil. Most of its fields are mature and have already reached its production peak, though its exploration status is considered as semi-mature. New technologies have been brought into play in order to guarantee the continued operations. Canto do Amaro field is still one of the largest producing onshore fields in Brazil. The main production fields are: Agulha, Arabaiana, Atum, Biquara, Cioba, Curima, Espada, Oeste de Ubarana, Pescada, Dentao, Ubarana, and Xareu. Additionally, the Pitú, Barrinha Sudoeste, Tiziu, Uirapuru Sudoeste, and Starfish fields are found in the basin.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Potiguar Basin
Project Type
Crude oil, Exploration, Natural gas and condensates, Offshore, Onshore, Production, Upstream
Development Phase
In production - under development
Project Status
Project Capacity
58,000  b/d (barrels per day)  Crude oil
1,000  m3 (cubic meters)  Natural gas and condensates

The basin is located in the states of Ceará and Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

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