Petrobras confirms new oil discovery in deepwater Potiguar basin

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIROPetrobras says that an extension well has proven oil in the Pitu area in the deepwater Potiguar basin offshore Brazil.

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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