Petrobras confirms ultra-deepwater discovery in Espírito Santo Basin

Oct 07, 2014 12:00 AM

Petrobras has confirmed the extension an accumulation of hydrocarbons in the ultra-deep waters of the Espirito Santo Basin post-salt deposits. Extension well 3-BRSA-1253D-ESS (ANP nomenclature) / 3-ESS-219D (Petrobras nomenclature), known as Pudim was drilled at a water depth of 1,886 meters to confirm the discovery.

The well is located in the Brigadeiro Discovery Evaluation Plan (PAD) area, 121 km off the coast of Vitória (Espírito Santo).

Log data analysis, fluid samples, and cable tests from reservoirs some 3,550 meters deep have confirmed the presence of good quality oil.

Petrobras is the operator (65%) of the consortium exploring the Brigadeiro Discovery Evaluation Plan area, in partnership with Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda (20%) and Inpex Petróleo Santos Ltda (15%).

The consortium will continue operations, drilling to the planned depth of 4,500 meters.

Petrobras confirms ultra-deepwater discovery in Espírito Santo Basin

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