RIO DE JANEIRO– Petrobras has completed a formation test in well 3-BRSA-1178D-SES (3-SES-176D), informally known as Farfan 1. The test evaluated 30 m (98 ft) of turbidite sandstones formation, and was the first test to evaluate the production capacity of the accumulation located in the concession area BM-SEAL-11, block SEAL-M-426, in ultra-deepwaters of the Sergipe-Alagoas basin.
The well is 104 km (65 mi) from the city of Aracaju, about 5 km (3 mi) from the discovery well (BRSA-1083), and at a water depth of 2,476 m (8,123 ft). The test confirmed good reservoir characteristics featuring excellent productivity of good-quality oil (38º API).
This formation test, conducted at a depth of 5,609 m (18,402 ft), is a continuation of operations being carried out in the area. Petrobras will proceed with other activities as soon as the Discovery Evaluation Plan submitted to Brazil’s National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) is approved.
Petrobras is the operator of the consortium (60%) in partnership with IBV-Brasil (40%).