Petrobras announces the discovery of a new hydrocarbon accumulation in the pre-salt layer, in the southern area of the Campos Basin, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The discovery took place during drilling of the prospect unofficially known as Pão de Açúcar, in block BM-C-33. The discovery well is located at a water depth of 2,800 meters and is 195 kilometers off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Repsol-Sinopec Brasil is the operator of the area with a 35% stake, in partnership with Statoil (35%) and Petrobras (30%).
The drilled well detected a total hydrocarbon column with 480 meters in thickness, with approximately 350 meters of reservoirs. The formation test indicated a production of 5,000 barrels of oil and 807,000 cubic meters of gas per day.
The consortium will conduct additional analyses in the area to confirm the extension and volume of the discovery, using data obtained from this well. The Pão de Açúcar well confirms the huge potential of block BM-C-33, where the Seat and Gávea prospects were discovered.
New pre-salt discovery in Campos Basin