OGX discovers mega oil column with Pipeline well offshore Brazil

By Phaedra Friend Troy

Private Brazilian producer OGX has further delineated the Pipeline discovery in the Albian section with well 3-OGX-36D-RJS in the shallow waters of the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.

Located about 77 kilometers from the coast of Rio de Janeiro, the well is situated on Block BM-C-41 in waters measuring 128 meters deep. Initially discovered by exploratory well 1-OGX-2A, the new Pipeline well was drilled 2.6 kilometers from the wildcat. The Pipeline well transected an oil column measuring 135 meters with a net pay of about 60 meters.

“As we expected, the results from OGX-36D confirm the connectivity of the accumulations in the carbonate reservoirs in the Albian section previously discovered through the drilling of well 1-OGX-2A, Pipeline,” commented Paulo Mendonca, general executive officer of OGX. “This is another very important step in the appraisal phase as we continue to delineate our discoveries in the Campos Basin."

The well was a directional well, drilled by the Ocean Star to a total depth of 3,612 meters. 3-OGX-36d-RJS is serving as a pilot well for an upcoming horizontal well. A drillstem test will follow to determine the productivity of the Pipeline oil field.

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