Brazil Advancing Natural Gas Initiative in Lula Norte Field

July 2017, Vol. 244, No. 7

By Mauro Nogarin, Contributing Editor

With the discovery in 2006 of the Tupi gas field (now known as Campo Lula), Brazil began a new era in the national petroleum industry. In December 2016, the volume of gas and oil produced reached 1.5 MMboe/d, which represents 46% of the total production of hydrocarbons at the national level. Petrobras’s strategic plan for 2030 is to achieve a production of 3.7 MMbpd. The plan suggests that with completion of Rota 1, 2 and 3, Brazil will achieve a total natural gas capacity of 44 MMcm/d, which breaks down as 10 MMcm/d for the…

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