OGX discovers more oil with Tupungato offshore Brazil

By Phaedra Friend Troy

Independent Brazilian oil and gas producer OGX Petroleo e Gas has encountered more oil with its 1-OGX-20-RJS exploration well at the Tupungato prospect in the shallow waters of the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.

After discovering oil in the Maastrichtian section, drilling continued deeper on the exploration well. In the Albian reservoir section, the 1-OGX-20-RJS well transected an oil column measuring 262 feet (80 meters), with about 161 feet (50 meters) of net pay in carbonate reservoirs.

Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Ambassador semisubmersible will continue drilling the well to a total targeted depth of 11,975 feet (3,650 meters) to determine the total column and net pay. The well was spud on Sept. 5, 2010.

The Tupungato prospect and discovery well is located on Block BM-C-41, which is wholly owned and operated by OGX. The field is located in the Southern Campos Basin, about 53 miles (85 kilometers) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in waters measuring 427 feet (130 meters) deep.

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