Operation of the Bolivian mega gas fields

The San Alberto and San Antonio blocks contain the largest natural gas reserves in Bolivia

Established in late 1995, Petrobras Bolivia began its actual operations in mid-1996. In Bolivia, our work focuses on developing the hydrocarbon industry.

Our activities in Bolivia currently include natural gas exploration, production and transportation over pipelines.

We hold stakes in six onshore blocks and are the operators of three. The highlights of our operations are the San Alberto, San Antonio and Itaú mega gas fields, which are located in the department of Tarija, home to the largest natural gas reserves in Bolivia.

Having gone on stream in February 2011, the Itaú field produces 1.5 million cubic meters of gas per day, which are processed by the San Alberto Gas Plant, located in a neighboring area.

We also participate in transport - via the Transierra - and compression - at the Rio Grande Plant. We operate part of the natural gas transportation systems to Brazil and the Yacuiba-Rio Grande gas pipeline (Gasyrg) which, in connection with the Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline, ensures the flow of the natural gas production from the San Alberto and San Antonio fields.

We signed a Gas Supply Agreement (GSA) to supply natural gas to the market with the Bolivian state-owned company Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YFPB). The agreement sets the purchase of a maximum volume of 30 million cubic meters per day until 2019.


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