Petrobras confirms deepwater postsalt discovery in Espírito Santo basin

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) has confirmed an extension to the postsalt Indira discovery in Espírito Santo basin.

Petrobras' Arjuna discovery location
Petrobras' Arjuna discovery location

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RIO DE JANEIRO –Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) has confirmed an extension to the postsalt Indira discovery in Espírito Santo basin. The delineation well, 1-BRSA-882-ESS or Arjuna, is 1,330 km (826 mi) offshore Espírito Santo state and 0.9 km (½ mi) northwest of the discovery well.

The Paleocene to Santonian oil reservoirs have a total thickness of 200 m (656 ft) and are approximately 3,679 m (12,067 ft) deep, at a water depth of 2,143 m (7,029 ft) . A formation test will assess the productivity of the reservoir. As verified in the discovery well, the oil found is of good quality (29º API).

The consortium of concession BM-ES-22A (block ES-M-527), made up by Petrobras (75%), as operator, and Vale (25%), will proceed with the activities and investments set out in the Discovery Evaluation Plan approved by Brazil’s National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency.

1/10/2013

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