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  • Equinor completes acquisition of 25% interest in Brazil’s Roncador oil field
    édité le 15/06/2018 - Plus de news de "Equinor" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "Equinor"


Equinor completes acquisition of 25% interest in Brazil’s Roncador oil field
Equinor and Petrobras have completed their transaction announced in December 2017, whereby Equinor has acquired a 25% non-operated interest in the Roncador oil field in Brazil’s Campos Basin. This follows all transaction conditions being met, including government and regulator approval.

Reflecting equity volumes produced since the effective date of 1 January 2018 and the deposit paid upon the signing of the transaction, Equinor has paid Petrobras an adjusted cash consideration of USD 2.0 billion. There remain additional contingent payments of up to USD 550 million related to investments in projects to increase the recovery from the field.

Based on current production the interest in Roncador, the third largest producing field in Brazil, increases Equinor’s equity production in Brazil by around 150% to around 100,000 boe per day from around 40,000 boe per day. Petrobras retains operatorship of Roncador and a 75% interest.

The acquisition is part of Equinor’s strategic partnership with Petrobras to expand technical collaboration. Equinor will leverage its Increased Oil Recovery (IOR) technology, competence and experience from the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), while Petrobras will use its experience as the world’s largest deepwater operator and pre-salt developer to maximise value creation from and the longevity of the Roncador field. Equinor is also using the partnership with Petrobras to develop its presence in the natural gas market in Brazil.

The ambition is to increase Roncador’s recovery factor by five percentage points, increasing the total remaining recoverable volumes from 1 billion boe to more than 1.5 billion boe.

“We look forward to working with Petrobras to maximise the upside potential from the Roncador field. The collaboration between the two companies will enable us to extend the productive life of the field, which will result in enhanced ripple effects for local communities and the supplier industry. This will also result in increased value and cash flows for the benefit of Brazil and the companies involved”, says Anders Opedal, Brazil country manager.

About Equinor

Equinor, is an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We’re the largest operator in Norway, among the world’s largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we’re building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.

About Petrobras

We have upwards of 100 production platforms, 16 refineries, 30,000 kilometers of pipelines and more than 6,000 service stations. Our proved reserves are around 14 billion barrels of oil, a figure expected to double in the next few years. With the discovery of oil and gas in the pre-salt region, Brazil may become the world's fourth biggest oil producer in 2030.

We have built a track record of overcoming challenges since 1953, when the company was created. The main one was developing technology to explore and produce oil in deep and ultra-deep waters, where upwards of 90% of our reserves are nestled. With innovation and daringness, we are now the Brazilian company that makes the applies for the most patents in Brazil and abroad.


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