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The Santos Basin still has a lot in store

Production in the giant pre-salt province of the Santos Basin only started with the Tupi field about 10 years ago. In the years since, it has grown into one of the most prolific basins in the world, delivering almost 2.3 million boe/d in December 2020 (around 1.8 million bpd of

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The clock is ticking… on the Permament Offer

The 2nd cycle of ANP‘s Permanent Offer is just around the corner. On December 4, as many as 62 companies of all profiles are signed up to bid (full list). Despite the adverse scenario from covid-19 and the oil price shock earlier this year, there are many players that see

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Ranking the open acreage for exploration success

With the second cycle of the Permanent Offer just around the corner (December 3), we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the blocks on offer over the coming ANP auctions and rank the best candidates for fruitful exploration. In this review, we focus on the wide

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PVT in Santos

Pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) analysis is key to understanding how hydrocarbon composition, viscosity, density and compressibility change with pressure and temperature. Knowing how a specific hydrocarbon will react during production is essential to maximizing recovery in the shortest possible time and at the lowest possible cost. With this in mind, BPS offers

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Turning data into information to build knowledge

BPS is a knowledge-driven company, with the application of advanced geochemistry technology being pivotal to our value proposition. With this in mind, turning reliable data and information into knowledge is always our main objective (data creates information which creates knowledge). An example of this knowledge is our petroleum systems modeling

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Our take on Naru

As you may have heard, Petrobras recently completed the drilling of the Naru well (1-BRSA-1376D-RJS) in block C-M-657 of the ultra-deep waters of the Campos Basin, announcing indications of hydrocarbons earlier this week. This is certainly positive news, as the findings prove that hydrocarbons reached the area and a reservoir

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Architecture makes raw data extraction a breeze

In software engineering, we are constantly seeking new development technologies and methodologies that can reduce software complexity, improve comprehensibility, promote reuse, and facilitate evolution of the software across its lifecycle. One of the many design principles used to accomplish this is separation of concern, which involves dividing the application in

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Importance of geology in evaluating mature fields

Since we first made note of it in Round 9 of our Weekly BPS newsletter in December of last year, Petrobras has gradually announced what is now Brazil’s largest divestment program of hydrocarbon exploration and production assets since 2015. The divestments are spread across several basins, including Potiguar, Espírito Santo,

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