Petrobras makes ultra-deepwater discovery in Espírito Santo basin

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIROPetrobras has confirmed the extension an accumulation of hydrocarbons in the ultra-deep waters of the Espírito Santo basin postsalt 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 m (6,188 ft) to confirm the discovery.

The well is located in the Brigadeiro Discovery Evaluation Plan area, 121 km (75 mi) off the coast of Vitória (Espírito Santo).

Petrobras says that log data analysis, fluid samples, and cable tests from reservoirs some 3,550 m (11,647 ft) deep confirm 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%).


Petrobras has reported an ultra-deepwater discovery in the Espírito Santo basin.

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