The 3-BRSA-1317-RNS well, also known as Pitu North 1, is the first extension well in the Pitu discovery evaluation plan. The well is located 60 km (37 mi) off the coast of the state of Rio Grande do Norte in waters reaching 1,844 m (6,049 ft). The final well depth is 4,200 m (13,779 ft).
The company says that the discovery was proven by profile analyses and fluid samples which will be analyzed in laboratories.
Petrobras (40%) is the operator of the BM-POT-17 concession, in partnership with BP (40%) and Petrogal (20%).
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