RIO DE JANEIRO -- OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações S.A. has found hydrocarbons in the Albian section of appraisal well 3-OGX-36D-RJS in block BM-C-41 offshore Brazil in the Campos basin.
The oil column is approximately 135 m (443 ft) with a net pay of about 60 m (187 ft), reports OGX. This directional well, drilled to a depth of 3,612 m (11,850 ft), is a pilot well for the horizontal well that will be drilled next. A drillstem test is scheduled to verify the productivity of this area.
BM-C-41 block is 77 km (48 mi) off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro at a water depth of approximately 128 m (420 ft). The rig Ocean Star initiated drilling there on Feb. 14, 2011.
“As we expected, the results from OGX-36D confirm the connectivity of the accumulations in the carbonate reservoirs in the Albian section previously discovered through the drilling of well 1-OGX-2A, Pipeline,” commented Paulo Mendonça, general executive officer of OGX. “This is another very important step in the appraisal phase as we continue to delineate our discoveries in the Campos basin.”
OGX appraisal well off Brazil finds pay