Petrobras makes Santos basin gas discovery

Petrobras has hit pay with the 6-BRSA-661-SPS (6-SPS-53) well in shallow waters at the southern end of the Santos basin, in the state of São Paulo.

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Petrobras has hit pay with the 6-BRSA-661-SPS (6-SPS-53) well in shallow waters at the southern end of the Santos basin, in the state of São Paulo. The well struck a thick gas column in reservoirs above the post-salt, the company says. The drilling is part of exploratory activities in accordance with the evaluation plan at well 1-BSS-68 where natural gas had been identified in post-salt section reservoirs.

The find was confirmed through cable tests conducted in the sandstone reservoirs at a minimum depth of 3,970 m (13,025 ft).

The company is proceeding with exploratory activities through formation testing to be executed at levels where gas has already been found, making it possible to assess the commercial viability of this discovery.

01/27/2009

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