Carambola delivers oil for Maersk

Maersk Oil Brasil/OGX have proven oil in the Carambola B structure in Brazil’s Campos basin.

Offshore staff

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Maersk Oil Brasil/OGX have proven oil in the Carambola B structure in Brazil’s Campos basin.

The confirmation well is in the BM-C-37 license in 130 m (426 ft) water depth, 80 km (49.7 mi) off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Maersk is operator, with a 50% interest in the block. Drilling continues towards a planned depth of 3,000 m (9,850 ft) below sea level.

Hydrocarbons were encountered in the target Albian carbonates. The preliminary estimate is of up to 17 m (55.8 ft) potential net pay. Logging has been performed, including coring, pressure measurements and hydrocarbon sampling, and Maersk says further work will be needed to assess productivity.

Bruce Laws, president of Maersk Oil Houston, said: "Results of the Carambola B well will be integrated with the Carambola A results announced early January 2011. This exercise will help us assess the commercial potential of the oil contained in complex carbonate reservoirs.”

02/21/2011

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