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).