The Development of Cascade/Chinook

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Brazil's Petrobras' plans for the development of the Cascade and Chinook Fields in ultra deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico given by César Palagi
Walker Ridge Asset Manager Petrobras America Inc. February 26th , 2010

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The Development of Cascade/Chinook

  1. 1. BRATECC – The Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce The Development of Cascade and Chinook Fields in Ultra Deep Waters of the Gulf of Mexico César Palagi Walker Ridge Asset Manager Petrobras America Inc. February 26th , 2010 1 of 20 1
  2. 2. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Project Overview 3. Reservoir and Well Challenges 4. Subsea and FPSO Challenges 5. Final Message 2 of 20 2
  3. 3. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Project Overview 3. Reservoir and Well Challenges 4. Subsea and FPSO Challenges 5. Final Message 3 of 20 3
  4. 4. Petrobras Summary Proven Reserves (SPE): 15 bi boe Employees: 74,000 O&G Production: 2.6 million boe/day Refining Throughput: 2.1 million boe/day United Kingdom New York USA Portugal Japan Houston Turkey Iran China Libya Pakistan Mexico Senegal Nigeria India Colombia Venezuela Singapore Tanzania Ecuador BRAZIL Angola Peru Mozambique Bolivia Rio de Paraguay Janeiro Uruguay Argentina HEAD OFFICE TRADING GAS & POWER DOWNSTREAM E&P REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE 4 of 20 SOURCE: PETROBRAS 4
  5. 5. Petrobras as an Operator of Floating Production Systems FPS Operators All Contracted Vessels (258 Vessels Total) 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Petrobras 50 Shell 15 Statoil 15 BP 13 ExxonMobil 13 Chevron 12 CNOOC 10 Anadarko 9 ConocoPhillips 9 Total 9 ENI/Agip 8 Others 95 Copyright © 2010 ODS-Petrodata, Inc. Inc. Copyright © 2010 ODS-Petrodata, FPSO Semi 5 of 20 Spar TLP Other 5
  6. 6. Petrobras E&P Portfolio in Gulf of Mexico Tiber Cascade Chinook Stones St. Malo 6 of 20 6
  7. 7. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Project Overview 3. Reservoir and Well Challenges 4. Subsea and FPSO Challenges 5. Final Message 7 of 20 7
  8. 8. Cascade and Chinook Lease Holders • Petrobras – 100% The Cascade Field (Blocks WR205, 206,249 &250) • Petrobras – 66.67% The Chinook Field • Total – 33.33% (Blocks WR 425,426,469&470) 8 of 20 8
  9. 9. Cascade and Chinook Field History (1996 Lease Sale) Year Cascade Chinook 2002 1 Discovery Well 2003 1 Discovery Well 2004 2005 2 Appraisal Wells 2006 Petrobras took Operatorship 2007 2008 2009 2 Wells 2010 9 of 20 1 Well 9
  10. 10. Cascade and Chinook We Were Here in Aug/2006 • Limited geological and well data; • Lack of field analogs; • Harsh environmental conditions; • Ultra-deep waters; • Lack of pipeline infrastructure; • FPSO regulation under development; • Tight SOP deadlines; • Willingness to produce ASAP. 10 of 20 10
  11. 11. 11 of 20 11
  12. 12. Project Schedule First Oil in Mid 2010 – As Planned 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 1st Half 2nd Half 1st Half 2nd Half 1st Half 2nd Half 1st Half 2nd Half 1st Half 2nd Half Design Facilities Procure Facilities Petrobras Estimated Operator 1st Oil Execute Facilites Design Wells Drill & Complete Regulatory Compliance 12 of 20 12
  13. 13. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Project Overview 3. Reservoir and Well Challenges 4. Subsea and FPSO Challenges 5. Final Message 13 of 20 13
  14. 14. WesternGeco Seismic Acquisition in Cascade ls Recording Vesse 14 of 20 14
  15. 15. Reservoir Challenges 15 of 20 15
  16. 16. Cascade and Chinook Rigs 2008 2008 2009 Ocean Endeavor - 10,000 ft WD West Sirius - 10,000 ft WD Discover Deep Seas ( Under Contract to 10,000 ft WD Devon Energy ) ( Under Contract to (Under Contract to Chevron) Diamond Offshore Drilling Devon Energy ) Transocean Ltd. Seadrill Limited 16 of 20 16
  17. 17. Well Drilling Challenges ( 27,000 ft ) Sea Level Empire State Gulf of Building ~1250 ft Mexico 8,000’ Suprasalt Sediment Allochthonous Sigsbee 16,000’ Salt Canopy Upper Tertiary 24,000’ Sediments Lower 32,000’ Tertiary Cretaceous Autochthonous Salt Basement 40,000’ 17 of 20 Modified from Keith Couvillion, Chevron, 2008 17
  18. 18. Well Completion Challenges STMZ – Single Trip 1,200 ft Multi-Zone Frack Pack 18 of 20 18
  19. 19. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Project Overview 3. Reservoir and Well Challenges 4. Subsea and FPSO Challenges 5. Final Message 19 of 20 19
  20. 20. Shuttle Vessel Subsea Challenges FPSO Gas Export FSHR Dual PIP Production Gas Export FSHR Flowlines Pipeline Power Umbilical Boosting Tree Dual Flowlines Pump 4-Slot Manifold Boosting Pump Tree Control Umbilical 20 of 20 20
  21. 21. Subsea Risers and Equipment Manifolds: Houston Technip - Deep Blue Riser Can 21 of 20 21
  22. 22. Pipe-in-pipe Installation ere d PLE T being Low Heerema Balder 22 of 20 22
  23. 23. Umbilical Installation Umbilical: Alabama Subsea 7 Seven Seas 23 of 20 23
  24. 24. Subsea Pull-in of Umbilicals ch l in Win R OV Pul Veolia Vikin Umbilical in the Buoy g Poseidon 24 of 20 24
  25. 25. FPSO and Shuttle Challenges 25 of 20 25
  26. 26. FPSO Mooring System Instalation in GoM Turret Buoy in GoM Turret Bu oy Loado ut 26 of 20 26
  27. 27. FPSO Construction in Singapore FPSO Sail Away From Singapore Aboard the FPSO at Keppel Shipyard, 27 of 20 Singapore 27
  28. 28. Shuttle Tanker Construction in Philadelphia Shuttle: Philadelphia Shuttle La unching 28 of 20 28
  29. 29. Gas Export Discovery Pipeline System 29 of 20 29
  30. 30. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Project Overview 3. Reservoir and Well Challenges 4. Subsea and FPSO Challenges 5. Final Message 30 of 20 30
  31. 31. Cascade and Chinook Project Worldwide Construction Sites Norway Finland Netherlands Finland Sweden Denmark Canada UK France Czech Republic Italy USA Portugal Spain China Mexico India Indonesia Singapore Brazil Australia Argentina Equipment and Services 31 of 20 from over 20 Countries 31
  32. 32. Cascade and Chinook Field Activity Schedule 32 of 20 32
  33. 33. Project Team 33 of 20 33
  34. 34. Cascade and Chinook in Houston Skyline 34 of 20 34
  35. 35. Thank you. 35 of 20 35

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