With three producing wells, the Atlanta Field (Block BS-4) started its oil production in May 2018, with the Early Production System (EPS). After this phase, we would implement the Definitive System (DS).
Planning for DS development was impacted by the externalities of 2020. The new scenario led to reviewing the original planning and investments, in order to make the DS more resilient to a context of lower oil barrel prices. The production in the Atlanta Field was reduced last year due to operational issues of the FPSO Petrojarl I. The system for treating the produced water presented operational problems, which were solved by the end of August.
Subsequently, the oil heaters failed due to the fact that corrosion and production was preventively suspended in order to avoid risks. In February 2021, we resumed production at one of the wells (7-ATL-4HB-RJS).
In November 2020, Barra Energia, which had a 50% interest in the asset, announced its withdrawal from the consortium. In December, we confirmed to the market our decision to assume the entire stake (100%). The transfer was approved by CADE on January 2021, but is still subject to approval by ANP.