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Petrobras strikes gas and oil at Jupiter field pre-salt well offshore Brazil

13th August 2014

Petrobras has announced that the Apollonia (3-RJS-732) Well in the pre-salt Santos Basin has struck a hydrocarbon column of around 313 metres with good porosity and permeability conditions

Petrobras strikes gas and oil at Jupiter field pre-salt well offshore Brazil
Petrobras is continuing to drill the well to its target depth of 5,700 metres

Apollonia is the fourth well drilled in the Jupiter field, located 296 kilometres offshore Rio de Janeiro at subsea depth of 2,183 metres.

Drilling has proved a hydrocarbon column of about 313 meters at around 5,166 metres total vertical depth, with the rocks having good porosity and permeability conditions.

The column contained natural gas and an 87-metre thick condensates oil bearing section, suggestion this an extension of the same reservoir as earlier Jupiter field exploration wells.

Petrobras is continuing to drill the well to its target depth of 5,700 metres.

Fluid samples collected in the well showed similar characteristics to those found in the wildcat well 1-RJS-652A (Jupiter) and two extension wells drilled, which found a large deposit of gas (natural gas and CO2), condensate and oil.

The block, BM-S-24, is operated by Petrobras (80 per cent) in partnership with Petrogal Brazil (20 per cent).

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