SPECIAL REPORT: Shell developing heavy oil in deep water off Brazil

In its BC-10 integrated field development off Brazil, Shell is using new subsea technologies that incorporate caisson separation with electric submersible pumps, surface BOP with slim riser, and high-power umbilicals.Paul Dorgant, Shell’s BC-10 venture manager, told OGJ that Shell anticipates being in Brazil for a long time.The heavy oil field will be developed with deepwater, horizontal wells and openhole gravel pack completions and produced to an FPSO.Shell has interests in 10 offshore exploration blocks in the Santos, Campos, and Espiritu Santo basins off Brazil.Campos basinCampos is one of five major basins off Brazil, located between the Espirito Santo basin to the north and th...

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