Petrobras hits pay with Campos basin well

Petrobras has hit pay with exploratory well 6-BR-63A-RJS in the prolific Campos basin.

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Petrobras has hit pay with exploratory well 6-BR-63A-RJS in the prolific Campos basin.

The well discovered an oil accumulation in pre-salt carbonate reservoirs at a depth of 4,340 m (14,239 ft). Preliminary estimates indicate the presence of light oil (28° API) with recoverable volumes of approximately 40 MMbbl. Tests indicate good productivity in the reservoirs, the company says.

The company reports another oil accumulation in sandstone post-salt reservoirs with 25 MMbbl of estimated recoverable oil.

Petrobras is evaluating development of well 6-BR-63A-RJS via the P-43 platform, which is currently in operation at the Barracuda field.

02/25/2010

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