Devon pushes Polvo development at record pace for Brazil

Wertheim, Peter Howard; Abrantes, Dayse
July 2006
Offshore;Jul2006, Vol. 66 Issue 7, p34
Trade Publication
The article reports that the progress made by the Polvo field of Devon Energy Corp. in the Cambos basin could make it the quickest project from discovery to first production in the oil and gas history of Brazil. The concept is innovative for use in shallow-water oil fields off the country. The use of higher capacity drilling equipment is the main difference between Polvo and other shallow-water operations. Installation of the rig is made on the jacket because additional reservoirs are expected to be found in the block. The third phase of the exploratory program for the BM-C-8 block includes drilling three vertical wells by September 2007. INSET: Excel completes engineering for Devon at Polvo.


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