Deepwater Brazil is a hotbed of activity with reserves estimated at 31 billion BOE. Most of this will come from deepwater where Petrobras and other key operators are relying on companies like Halliburton.
We are all working closely together to pioneer the use of innovative technology required to achieve oil production from tremendous water depths, spurred by the recently discovered giant pre-salt fields. These fields are among the most complex ever drilled – located in 7,000 ft of water with reservoirs buried underneath salt layers up to 6,500-ft thick.
To help develop these fields, Halliburton is building a Technology Center in Rio De Janeiro. It will become a deepwater center of expertise for Halliburton worldwide and work with a leading Brazilian university to develop efficient, new technologies for deepwater.
Many discoveries in Brazil and most current production come from post-salt reservoirs (above the salt layer). Whether it’s a pre- or post-salt target, the keys to expediting exploration and development in Brazil are found in the long-term integration of a vast range of technology and expertise. Leveraging service capabilities across multiple disciplines ensures the fit-for-purpose solutions required in Brazil's deepwater.
At Halliburton, we are committed to the ongoing development of deepwater prospects in Brazil's post- and emerging pre-salt plays. Halliburton’s deepwater Brazil experience spans hundreds of wells, with millions of feet drilled.
By using our growing in-country infrastructure and resources, Halliburton continues to provide the full range of services necessary for deepwater exploration, development and production. We work closely with our customers in Brazil to select the right technologies and recommend the best solutions for their challenging deepwater environment.
Our success in Brazil is driven by resourceful and experienced people, effective job planning and execution, and our commitment to operational excellence and safety at all levels. More detailed information about the challenges associated with Brazil's pre- and post-salt environments can be found by exploring these pages further.