RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Petrobras has discovered a new deepwater oil field in the presalt southern Campos basin offshore Brazil.
Well 1-BRSA-1383A-RJS was drilled on the Alto de Cabo Frio central block in 1,833 m (6,014 ft) of water, 230 km (143 mi) from Rio de Janeiro.
Logs and oil samples confirmed the oil-bearing interval, and the latter will undergo laboratory analysis.
Petrobras and partner bp plan to continue drilling to the final depth originally planned, to assess the extent of the accumulation and to characterize the quality of its fluids and reservoirs.
Discovery followed the application of new technological solutions connected to Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Petrobras said, enabled through the use of supercomputers and HPC (High Performance Computing) resources.
These allowed the acquired data to be processed data in real time and to support decision making.
The Alto de Cabo Frio Central block was acquired in October 2017, in the 3rd bidding round of the Brazil’s National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) awarded the Alto de Cabo Frio Central block in October 2017, under the 3rd bidding round of the country’s Production Sharing regime, with Pré-Sal Petróleo (PPSA) appointed manager.