Maersk, OGX discover oil with Carambola B offshore Brazil

Source: Maersk Oil

Maersk Oil and partner OGX have reported finding oil in the ongoing Carambola B exploration well offshore Brazil. The well is located in the BM-C-37 license in the Campos Basin in 130 meters water depth, some 80 kilometers off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Maersk Oil is the operator and has a 50% share of the block.

Drilled by the Blackford Dolphin semisub, Carambola B discovered hydrocarbons in the objective Albian carbonates (preliminary estimate of up to 17 meters of potential net pay); and an extensive logging program including coring, pressure measurements and hydrocarbon sampling was performed. Further work is now required to assess productivity.

Bruce Laws, President of Maersk Oil Houston, comments, "Results of the Carambola B well will be integrated with the Carambola A results announced early January 2011. This exercise will help us assess the commercial potential of the oil contained in complex carbonate reservoirs.”

Drilling is still ongoing toward a planned 3,000 meters depth below sea level.

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