Brazil needs pre-salt gas plan to unleash potential

Pre-salt gas now constitutes around 45% of Brazil’s total gas production. However, huge volumes of the fuel are not making it to market Pre-salt gas now constitutes around 45% of Brazil’s total gas production. However, huge volumes of the fuel are not making it to market.
By Chris Noon 16 May 2017 0 25916
Platform P-52 at Brazil’s Roncador field. Around 45% of the country’s gas output comes from the pre-salt. (Petrobras)

Brazil is reaping the harvest from its pre-salt fields, but the country needs to decide what it will do with the huge volumes of gas associated with the oil, experts have said. 

“The gas is a good thing, but developing the pre-salt would certainly be less complicated without it,” Jed Bailey, managing partner of Latin America-focused consultancy Energy Narrative, told Interfax Natural Gas Daily

“The distances and water depths involved make it expensive to get the gas to shore,” said Bailey. “Once onshore, it will...

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