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Petrobras hits good quality oil in pre-salt well

13th November 2012

New extension well confirms good quality oil in pre-salt of Santos Basin, says Petrobras

Petrobras hits good quality oil in pre-salt well
The new well reached a total depth of 5,576 meters

Petrobras has completed drilling well 3-BRSA-1101-SPS (3-SPS-100), informally known as Carioca Norte, located in the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin.

Results obtained confirm the presence of light oil in the Carioca region, which had already been confirmed by wells 1-BRSA-491-SPS (discovery), 3-BRSA-861-SPS (Carioca Nordeste) and 3-BRSA-1023-SPS (Carioca Sela), the company said in a press release.

The new well reached a total depth of 5,576 meters. It is located in block BM-S-9, at a water depth of 2,152 meters, and 275 km off the coast of São Paulo.

3-BRSA-1101-SPS is the fourth well drilled in the Carioca region, 6.5 km from the discovery well, between the Carioca and Carioca Nordeste areas. The fluid samples collected through tests show that the oil is similar to the one found in other wells in the area.

The consortium of block BM-S-9 is operated by Petrobras (45 per cent) in partnership with BG E&P Brasil (30 per cent) and Repsol Sinopec Brasil (25 per cent).
 

 

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