Petrobras finds more presalt oil offshore Brazil

Petrobras has discovered oil in the Entorno de Iara Transfer of Rights area in the presalt Santos basin region.

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Petrobras has discovered oil in the Entorno de Iara Transfer of Rights area in the presalt Santos basin region.

Well 1-BRSA-1146-RJS (1-RJS-711), otherwise known as Entorno de Iara 1, was drilled in 2,266 m (7,434 ft) of water, 235 km (146 mi) offshore Rio de Janeiro state.

The discovery was confirmed through wire test samples of 26º API oil drawn from good-quality carbonate reservoirs just below the salt layer, at a depth of 5,045 m (16,552 ft).

Petrobras plans a formation test and drilling of another well in this area to evaluate productivity of oil-bearing reservoirs, as outlined in the mandatory exploration program of the Transfer of Rights agreement.

5/13/2013

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