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.



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