highlights of operations
Through our subsidiaries Chevron Brasil Upstream Frade Ltda. and Chevron Brasil Lubrificantes Ltda., Chevron’s work in Brazil continues to advance.
Today, the company has interests in two deepwater exploration projects in Brazil’s Campos Basin – the operated Frade project and the nonoperated Papa-Terra project. Since 2009, Chevron has invested significant time and resources developing the Frade Field. In 2017, we continued development of the Papa-Terra project. We also have an interest in the deepwater CE-M715 Block in the Ceara Basin, offshore equatorial Brazil.
Chevron owns lubricant and grease plants in Brazil as well as an Oronite® additive facility that produces a range of fuel and lubricant additives.
Throughout Chevron’s long history in the country, we have worked closely with our partners to contribute to the community, with a focus on programs that generate economic and educational opportunities for women and youth.
exploration and production
Chevron holds working interests in the deepwater Frade and Papa-Terra fields in the Campos Basin and in Block CE-M715 in the Ceara Basin, northeast of Brazil. In 2017, net daily production averaged 12,000 barrels of crude oil and 4 million cubic feet of natural gas.
Production from Frade
Chevron operates and holds a 51.7 percent interest in the Frade project. The field lies in a water depth of about 3,700 feet (1,128 m), approximately 230 miles (370 km) northeast of Rio de Janeiro. Frade is a subsea development with wells tied back to a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The company is making progress on a redevelopment plan.
Development in Papa-Terra
Chevron holds a 37.5 percent nonoperated interest in Papa-Terra in the Campos Basin.
The Papa-Terra Field lies in approximately 3,900 feet (1,189 m) of water. The project, operated by national oil company Petrobras, includes an FPSO vessel and a tension-leg well platform (TLWP) and has a designed total daily capacity of 140,000 barrels of crude oil and 35 million cubic feet of natural gas. First production at Papa-Terra was announced in 2013. First production from the TLWP was announced in 2015. The remaining scope of the development plan is being evaluated. Drilling operations restarted at the end of 2017.
Exploration in the Ceara Basin
Chevron is the operator of and has a 50 percent interest in Block CE-M715 in the Ceara Basin, offshore equatorial Brazil. The deepwater block covers 40,000 net acres (163 sq km). In second quarter of 2017, we received final 3-D seismic data which is being evaluated.
marketing and retail
Chevron considers Brazil a key growth market for lubricants. The company owns and operates a lubricants manufacturing plant in Rio de Janeiro that produces 1 million barrels of lubricating oils per year. Another plant, in São Paulo, produces 15,000 tons of industrial greases and 35,000 barrels of coolants per year for the Brazilian market.
Our Havoline® and Ursa® lubricants are recognized as brand leaders in the market. Chevron sells its lubricants in Brazil under the Texaco® brand through a network of authorized distributors and directly to commercial and industrial customers.
Customer satisfaction, improved performance and quality management are important to Chevron. Chevron Brasil Lubrificantes Ltda. has been awarded certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for the high-quality design, development and manufacture of oils, coolants, brake fluid, greases and lubricants. The Brazilian lubricants plant also is ISO certified.
Chevron’s subsidiary Oronite owns and operates a manufacturing plant in Maua, near São Paulo, and maintains a sales office in Rio de Janeiro. Oronite is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of performance additives for fuels and lubricating oils.
in the community
Chevron’s social investment strategy is aimed at strengthening local communities through programs that deliver measurable and sustainable results and that are focused on two core areas: economic development and education. Since 2012, Chevron Brazil has invested $9 million in social programs that have benefited 43,000 people in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo, in southeastern Brazil.
empowering small business
Chevron partners with local nongovernmental organizations to help entrepreneurs and small business owners increase both their capabilities and their income.
For example, in 2014, Chevron launched its support of Rede Asta (Asta Network). The program helps women artisans in low-income areas form production networks and set up sales channels. With guidance from designers, participants create unique handmade furniture, jewelry, kitchen products and more, crafted from recycled materials. Over the course of two years, 974 women have benefited from this program. In 2017, a newly created Business School of Artisans will help 200 low-income artisans develop technical and management skills, enabling them to increase their production.
education for growth
We believe that education opens doors to opportunity and improves quality of life.
Since 2010, Chevron has worked in partnership with Instituto Aliança on Com.dominio Digital (With Digital Domain) to help Brazilian youth transition into the labor market. Every year, about 120 people, aged 14 through 29, receive professional training to develop personal, social and information technology skills. More than 80 percent of Com.dominio Digital graduates find jobs.
Qualifica Chevron (Qualifies Chevron) is the result of a partnership between Chevron and the Federação das Indústrias do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Industry Federation of Rio de Janeiro State). The program aims to provide participants with the training they need in order to become occupational safety professionals and welding technicians in the oil and gas industry. In 2017, the project will offer courses for carbon steel welders, blowtorch operators and environmental inspection assistants focusing on solid waste management.
record of achievement
Chevron’s presence in Brazil dates to 1915, when the company sold products under the Texaco brand. Today, Chevron’s business in the country includes deepwater exploration and production of oil and natural gas, through Chevron Brasil Upstream Frade, and the manufacture and distribution of lubricants and additives, through Chevron Brasil Lubrificantes and Chevron Oronite, respectively.
Chevron began investing in oil and natural gas exploration and production in 1997 after the Brazilian government decided to open the sector to private companies. Chevron now has two deepwater projects in Brazil.
In the Campos Basin, offshore Rio de Janeiro, Chevron is operator of the Frade Field, which produced first oil in 2009. Also, southeast of Brazil, Chevron has a nonoperated interest in the Papa-Terra project, which produced first oil in 2013.
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