Giant Fields of the Decade 2000–2010
10: Libra: A Newborn Giant in the Brazilian Presalt Province
Published:January 01, 2017
Marco Antonio Carlotto, Rodrigo Correia Baptista da Silva, Arlindo Akio Yamato, Wagner Luz Trindade, Jobel Lourenço Pinheiro Moreira, Ricardo Augusto Rosa Fernandes, Orlando José Soares Ribeiro, Wenceslau Peres Gouveia, Jr., Julien Philippe Carminati, Deng Qicai, Zhao Junfeng, Augusto Carlos da Silva-Telles, Jr., 2017. "Libra: A Newborn Giant in the Brazilian Presalt Province", Giant Fields of the Decade 2000–2010, R. K. Merrill, C. A. Sternbach
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As the operator of several exploratory blocks in ultradeep waters, Petrobras was responsible for many presalt oil discoveries in Santos Basin such as Tupi, Carioca, Guará, and Iara. In partnership with the National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP), Petrobras drilled well 2-ANP-2A, which resulted in the Libra discovery. In 2013, Libra was offered in the first bidding round executed by the Brazilian government under the new Production Sharing Contract for presalt areas. The winning consortium is comprised of Petrobras (operator), Shell, Total, CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation), CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation), and PPSA (Pré-Sal Petróleo...