Latest Libra well offshore Brazil confirms communication

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIROPetrobras’ latest well in the Libra block in Brazil’s presalt Santos basin has discovered good-quality oil from productive reservoirs.

Well 3-BRSA-1305A-RJS (3-RJS-739A) was drilled in the northwest area of the block. It intersected a 270-m (886-ft) oil column, with analysis indication communication with previous wells in this area.

Two drillstem tests on two different intervals confirmed 28º API oil, similar to wells 2-ANP-2A-RJS and 3-RJS-731.

Currently, two other wells are drilling on the northwest area. In 3-BRSA-1322-RJS (3-RJS-741), wireline logs identified the oil-bearing zone and fluid samples will undergo laboratory analysis.

This well is currently at a depth of 5,527 m (18,133 ft). Drilling of well 3-BRSA-1339-RJS (3-RJS-742) started on Feb. 6.

Partners in the Libra consortium are Shell, Total, CNPC and CNOOC. Contract manager is Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A.


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