Petrobras discovers more oil in Sergipe Basin offshore Brazil

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has confirmed the extension of its recent light oil and gas discovery by drilling the third extension well in the ultra-deepwater Farfan area of the Sergipe Basin offshore Brazil.

Drilling activities have also detected the presence of a new, shallower, 223-foot-thick (68-meter-thick) light-oil-bearing reservoir. Well 3-SES-186 (Petrobras nomenclature)/3-BRSA-1286-SES (ANP nomenclature) is 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the discovery well, at a water depth of 8,094 feet (2,467 meters). Well drilling is set to continue until reaching the total depth of 19,881 feet (6,060 meters).

This accumulation is part of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin ultra-deepwater exploratory project. As consortium operator (60%) in partnership with IBV-Brasil (40%), Petrobras will proceed with the activities outlined in the Discovery Evaluation Plan (DEP), as approved by Brazil’s National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP).

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