Petrobras proves additional deepwater presalt oil north of Jupiter

Petrobras has completed drilling the Bracuhy well in the Santos basin presalt block BM-S-24.

Petrobras Bracuhy Santos basin presalt
Petrobras Bracuhy Santos basin presalt

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIRO – Petrobras has completed drilling the Bracuhy well in the Santos basin presalt block BM-S-24.

Well 3-BRSA-1183-RJS (3-RJS-713) was drilled 26 km (16 mi) northeast of the2008 Jupiter discovery well in 2,251 m (7,385 ft) of water, 267 m (876 ft) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

It intersected a 160-m (525-ft) hydrocarbon column, starting at a depth of 5,322 m (17,460 ft), comprising a 100-m (328-ft) thick oil section overlain by a gas cap, with associated condensate.

Petrobras plans a formation test in the oil-bearing zone to verify its characteristics and reservoir productivity. Samples collected from the well have confirmed similar fluids to those encountered in the previous wells in the area.

10/21/2013

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