SPE Workshop: Mature Fields 16 - 17 Jul 2020 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Brazil has vast resources still untapped in its mature field assets. Improved technologies and best practices are needed to further realize value. Recovery factors are low in many of the mature fields in the Campos basin and other locations. Globally, the average recovery rate is around 35% and in Brazil it is 21%. Increasing recovery factor by 5% is equivalent to adding 500mboe to reserves.

Cost reduction strategies and technologies are paramount to help extend useful field life and maximize reserves.


This Workshop seeks to encourage technology transfer/ international experience/best practices in Reservoir Management Technologies, Infrastructure, Regulations, Upstream to Midstream, and Decommissioning.


Reservoir Management Technologies

Cost-efficient EOR; low-cost infill well placement & drilling in depleted formations; low cost, yet intelligent well completions – solids control, water/gas control; heavy oil management & recovery; produced water management


Asset management & integrity; digitization/AI – Big Data Analytics/Automation for asset integrity monitoring & maintenance (cost-effective management of solids production); retrofitting automated systems; autonomous surveillance/inspection (Brazilian robotics)


Federal and state incentives for royalties/licensing/extension of concessions/non-op ventures; deregulation of local content

Upstream to Midstream

Capacity, demand planning, debottlenecking of midstream to downstream constraints, deregulation, state and federal incentives


Cost-effective, secure technologies; innovative solutions; regulation; royalties and incentives for end-of-field-life operation; field/license ownership



Knowledge sharing platform between technology providers and end users.

Collaborative environment among industry experts including operators, service companies, consultants, and academia.

Discussion of key topics to improve production, recovery, cost-effectiveness and profitability.