Flow Assurance and Artificial Lift Innovations for Jubarte Heavy Oil in Brazil


The Jubarte field, in the Campos Basin, Brazil, was discovered in January 2001. It is located approximately 80 km offshore from the State of Espírito Santo, under water depths between 1,000 and 1,500 m, containing oil of 17°API and viscosity of 14 cp at reservoir conditions.

This work presents a review of the artificial lift and flow assurance aspects faced by PETROBRAS in the exploitation of Jubarte heavy oil, starting from the features of the pilot phase. It details all the challenges posed and innovations proposed and implemented for Phase 1 field development, as well as expectations for the subsequent Phase 2.