Petrobras finds heavy oil at Basilisco in Campos basin

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIROPetrobras has discovered heavy-oil accumulations in the BM-C-35 concession in the postsalt Campos basin.

Well 1-BRSA-1289-RJS was drilled on the Basilisco structure in 2,214 m (7,264 ft) of water, 143 km (89 mi) from Armação dos Búzios on the Rio de Janeiro state coast.

The well encountered oil at reservoir depths of 3,190 and 3,521 m (10,466 and 11,552 ft).

Petrobras and partner BP will take action to assess the extension of the discoveries, and the concession’s exploratory potential.


Basilisco structure in the postsalt Campos basin

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