El Paso makes discovery offshore Brazil

The Tot exploration well, 1-ESS-185D, located in the ES-5 block offshore Brazil, is a discovery, according to El Paso Corp.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- The Tot exploration well, 1-ESS-185D, located in the ES-5 block offshore Brazil, is a discovery, according to El Paso Corp.

The Petrobras-operated well is located 30 km (18.6 mi) offshore in 61 m (200 ft) of water, and was drilled to 4,521 m (14,834 ft) TVD.

Preliminary evaluation of logs and core analysis suggests a reservoir thickness similar to the main objective in the Camarupim development on the south end of the block. Continuing formation evaluation, including possible drill stem tests, will be forthcoming, the company says.

12/03/2008

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