Petrobras finds more heavy oil in Marlim area

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIROPetrobras has discovered oil in the Mandarim accumulation in the Campos basin.

The postsalt find, in water depths of 1,874 m (6,148 ft), was made by well 4-MLS-105D-RJS, 126 km (78 mi) offshore Rio de Janeiro state. It was drilled at a location next to the P-56 platform serving the Marlim Sul field, and could be brought onstream next year as a tieback.

Mandarim is in an Eocene-age arenaceous reservoir at a depth of about 2,965 m (9,727 ft). Early analysis suggests a 100-m (328-ft) oil column of 13-16° API, similar to that produced in the main Marlim field.

Petrobras expects to complete testing this year of the new reservoir’s productivity.



Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...