Petrobras has confirmed the presence of oil in well 3-SPS-101 (3-BRSA-1179-SPS), in the Carioca Discovery Evaluation Plan area, block BM-S-9, Santos Basin pre-salt. The well, informally known as Iguaçu Mirim, is located 303 km off the coast of the state of São Paulo, 34 km south of the discovery well (1-SPS-50 - Carioca) and 9 km south of the Iguaçu well (4-BRSA-709-SPS), at a water depth of 2,158m.
This new discovery was confirmed through oil samples of approximately 20° API, taken via cable test from pre-salt carbonate reservoirs starting at a depth of 4,850 meters.
The consortium of BM-S-9 is operated by Petrobras (45%) in partnership with BG E&P Brasil (30%) and Repsol Sinopec Brasil (25%). The deadline for the Declaration of Commerciality is December 31, 2013.