Petrobras confirms deepwater presalt discovery in Espírito Santo basin

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIRO – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) has confirmed an extension to the postsalt Indira discovery in Espírito Santo basin. The delineation well, 1-BRSA-882-ESS or Arjuna, is 1,330 km (826 mi) offshore Espírito Santo state and 0.9 km (½ mi) northwest of the discovery well.

The Paleocene to Santonian oil reservoirs have a total thickness of 200 m (656 ft) and are approximately 3,679 m (12,067 ft) deep, at a water depth of 2,143 m (7,029 ft) . A formation test will assess the productivity of the reservoir. As verified in the discovery well, the oil found is of good quality (29º API).

The consortium of concession BM-ES-22A (block ES-M-527), made up by Petrobras (75%), as operator, and Vale (25%), will proceed with the activities and investments set out in the Discovery Evaluation Plan approved by Brazil’s National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency.

1/10/2013

Petrobras' Arjuna discovery location

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