Equinor and partners to invest $9 B in new gas field off Brazil

(Reuters) - Equinor and its partners have decided to invest about $9 B to develop the BM-C-33 gas and condensate discovery off Brazil Norwegian company said on Monday.

The field which is estimated to hold more than one billion barrels of recoverable oil equivalent is expected to start production in 2028.

"Gas exported from the project could represent 15% of the total Brazilian gas demand at start-up," Equinor said in a statement.

"Its development will also contribute to the energy security and economic development, enabling a lot of new job opportunities locally," it added.

Gas from the offshore field will be directly injected into the national gas grid via a 200 kilometers pipeline landing at the city of Macae in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Oil liquids are planned to be offloaded by shuttle tankers.

Equinor has a 35% stake in the project, while Repsol Sinopec

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