Petrobras finds heavy oil at Basilisco in Campos basin

Petrobras has discovered heavy-oil accumulations in the BM-C-35 concession in the postsalt Campos basin.

Feb 5th, 2015
Basilisco structure in the postsalt Campos basin
Basilisco structure in the postsalt Campos basin

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIROPetrobras has discovered heavy-oil accumulations in the BM-C-35 concession in the postsalt Campos basin.

Well 1-BRSA-1289-RJS was drilled on the Basilisco structure in 2,214 m (7,264 ft) of water, 143 km (89 mi) from Armação dos Búzios on the Rio de Janeiro state coast.

The well encountered oil at reservoir depths of 3,190 and 3,521 m (10,466 and 11,552 ft).

Petrobras and partner BP will take action to assess the extension of the discoveries, and the concession’s exploratory potential.

02/05/2015

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