Royal Dutch Shell has unveiled plans to boost production with two new deepwater projects in Brazil.
Working alongside its partners, it aims to go ahead with the projects at Parque das Conchas and the Bijupira/Salema fields.
For the first field, they have decided to move forward with Phase 3 of the project which will include the installation of subsea infrastructure at the Massa and Argonauta O-South fields. The fields will be tied back to its floating, production, storage and offloading vessel (pictured). The project is expected to reach a peak production of 28,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe).
The Bijupira/Salema fields, which will include the drilling of four new production wells, are expected to boost production to a peak of 35,000 of boe per day in 2014. They have produced close to 100 million boe since start-up in 2003.
John Hollowell, Executive Vice President for Deep Water, Shell Upstream Americas said: “Offshore Brazil is a key part of our plans to grow our deepwater portfolio – a key component of our global strategy. We look forward to continuing the work with our partners in offshore Brazil to develop the resources in a safe and responsible way.”
Earlier this month Greenpeace UK activists scaled up London’s Shard in protest against Shell drilling in the Arctic.