Júpiter Field

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Júpiter Field is located in Brazil
Júpiter Field
Location of the field in the Santos Basin
Country  Brazil
Region Santos Basin
Block BM-S-24
Offshore/onshore Offshore
Coordinates 25°40′15″S 41°10′20″W / 25.67083°S 41.17222°W / -25.67083; -41.17222Coordinates: 25°40′15″S 41°10′20″W / 25.67083°S 41.17222°W / -25.67083; -41.17222
Operator Petrobras
Partners Galp Energia
Field history
Discovery Jan 2008
Estimated oil in place 1,600 million barrels (~2.2×10^8 t)
Estimated gas in place 17,000×10^9 cu ft (480×10^9 m3)
Producing formations Barremian-Lower Aptian Guaratiba Group

On January 21, 2008, Petrobras announced the discovery of the Júpiter Field, a huge natural gas and condensate (very light oil) field which could equal the Lula oil field in size (5-8 billion BOE). It is located in the Santos Basin, 37 km (23 mi) east of Lula, 5,100 m (16,730 ft) below the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in a water depth of 2,187 m (7,175 ft), 290 km (180 mi) from Rio de Janeiro.[1]


The main reservoir of Júpiter is the pre-salt Guaratiba Group. The field is estimated to contain 1,600 MMbbl (250×10^6 m3) of oil and 17×10^12 cu ft (480×10^9 m3) of gas.[2]

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