HOUSTON, Sept. 21 -- Repsol-YPF SA has found oil at its Tridente prospect, south of Barcelona in the Mediterranean Sea.
Necora-1 and Bocarte-1 wells each produced on test up to 5,000 b/d of "excellent quality" 47°-gravity oil, Repsol said.
Repsol plans to drill a third hole before yearend and afterwards will evaluate production possibilities.
If development is approved, Repsol will tie back the wells about 12 km to the Casablanca platform, which is producing 7,500 b/d of oil from Chipiron, Casablanca, Rodaballo, Boqueron, and Barracuda fields.
From Casablanca, production would be transported through the existing pipeline to Repsol-YPF's Tarragona refinery.