Brazil Upstream

In recent years, we have participated in the public bidding processes conducted by the National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (ANP) and acquired offshore exploration blocks in Brazil.

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Brazil Upstream

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Currently, we are one of the largest companies among International oil companies in Brazil, with over 2.5 million net acres and has participation in 28 blocks in the Campos, Santos and Sergipe-Alagoas basins with partners Petrobras, Equinor, Petrogal Brazil, Qatar Petroleum, Enauta and Murphy. Of the 28 blocks, we are operators of 17.

As the result of winning bids in the latest bid rounds promoted by the regulator ANP and farm-ins with various companies, ExxonMobil holds interests in the following blocks:

Santos Basin – Discovered

  • Bacalhau, 40% ExxonMobil, 40% Equinor and 20% Petrogal Brasil – operated by Equinor.
  • BM-S-8, 40% ExxonMobil, 40% Equinor and 20% Petrogal Brasil – operated by Equinor.

Santos Basin – Exploration

  • Uirapuru, 30% Petrobras, 28% ExxonMobil, 28% Equinor and 14% Petrogal Brasil – operated by Petrobras. 
  • S-M-536, 64% ExxonMobil and 36% Qatar Petroleum – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • S-M-647, 64% ExxonMobil and 36% Qatar Petroleum – operated by ExxonMobil
  • Titã, 64% ExxonMobil and 36% Qatar Petroleum – operated by ExxonMobil.

Campos Basin - Exploration

  • C-M-37, 100% ExxonMobil – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • C-M-67, 100% ExxonMobil – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • C-M-210, 50% ExxonMobil and 50% Petrobras – operated by Petrobras.
  • C-M-277, 50% ExxonMobil and 50% Petrobras – operated by Petrobras.
  • C-M-344, 50% ExxonMobil and 50% Petrobras – operated by Petrobras.
  • C-M-346, 50% ExxonMobil and 50% Petrobras – operated by Petrobras.
  • C-M-411, 50% ExxonMobil and 50% Petrobras – operated by Petrobras.
  • C-M-413, 50% ExxonMobil and 50% Petrobras – operated by Petrobras.
  • C-M-657, 40% ExxonMobil 30% Petrobras and 30% Equinor – operated by Petrobras.
  • C-M-709, 40% ExxonMobil, 40% Petrobras and 20% Equinor – operated by Petrobras.
  • C-M-753, 40% ExxonMobil, 30% Petrobras and 30% Qatar Petroleum – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • C-M-789, 40% ExxonMobil, 30% Petrobras and 30% Qatar Petroleum – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • C-M-479, 100% ExxonMobil – operated by ExxonMobil.

Sergipe-Alagoas Basin - Exploration

  • SEAL-M-501, 50% ExxonMobil, 30% Enauta and 20% Murphy – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • SEAL-M-503, 50% ExxonMobil, 30% Enauta and 20% Murphy – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • SEAL-M-351, 50% ExxonMobil, 30% Enauta and 20% Murphy – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • SEAL-M-428, 50% ExxonMobil, 30% Enauta and 20% Murphy – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • SEAL-M-430, 50% ExxonMobil, 30% Enauta and 20% Murphy – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • SEAL-M-573, 50% ExxonMobil, 30% Enauta and 20% Murphy – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • SEAL-M-505, 50% ExxonMobil, 30% Enauta and 20% Murphy – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • SEAL-M-575, 50% ExxonMobil, 30% Enauta and 20% Murphy – operated by ExxonMobil.
  • SEAM-M-637, 50% ExxonMobil, 30% Enauta and 20% Murphy – operated by ExxonMobil.

In 2021, ExxonMobil started the exploration campaign in the Opal and Titã blocks, located in the Campos and Santos basins. To maintain the safety and quality of our operations, we invest in the most modern equipment. The drilling of the wells is in charge of the West Saturn drillship, considered one of the most innovative on the market. The unit has well control equipment, general equipment for operational safety and pollution prevention.

Learn more about exploration in the Opal and Titã blocks.

Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

In 2016, Ocean LNG, an ExxonMobil Qatari venture, and CELSE, a special purpose Brazil power generation company, signed the first long-term LNG sales agreement in Brazil for up to 1.3 M tons/year of LNG beginning in 2020 with duration of 25 years. During this period of time, ExxonMobil is supplying Porto de Sergipe power plant, according to the demand for thermal energy requested by the electricity sector.

The Complex encompasses the thermal Port of Sergipe, which will convert natural gas into electricity; a transmission line to carry power to the transmission network; and offshore facilities, including a LNG storage and regasification unit and pipelines.

Brazil LNG

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