Petrobras completes appraisal well in Barra

Posted on 23 August 2012

Petrobras has finished drilling the first appraisal well in the Appraisal Plan Area following the Barra discovery in the deep waters of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin. Known as Barra 1, the 3-SES-165 well is located approximately 100 km from the municipality of Aracaju in the state of Sergipe. The well is located in a water depth of 2,433 meters and approximately 10 km southeast of the 1-SES-158 (Barra) wildcat well.

Barra 1 has achieved its objectives of verifying the southeastern extension of the gas accumulation discovered by the wildcat well in the sandstones of the upper section of Calumbi Formation and of investigating the continuity in the same direction of oil-saturated sandy reservoirs in the lower section of the formation. The new well confirms the southeastern continuity of oil-saturated reservoirs in the lower section. These reservoirs are located between 5,460 meters and 5,500 meters, where API 38° light-oil saturates were found.

Petrobras, operator of the BM-SEAL-11 concession with 60% interest, plans to continue operations in the area with its partner IBV Brasil. The aim is to confirm the extension of the discovery and characterize the conditions of the reservoirs found.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 27 January 2015

    Lower 48 oil production outlook stable despite expected rig count reduction

    The sharp decline in oil prices over Q4 2014, which has continued in January, is already having a significant effect on drilling activity in the US, as...

  • 27 January 2015

    Hess Corp announces 2015 capital, exploratory budget

    Hess Corp announced a 2015 capital and exploratory budget of $4.7 billion, a 16% reduction from its 2014 actual spend of $5.6 billion. Of this, $2.1 billion (45%) is budgeted for unconventional shale resources...

  • 26 January 2015

    Young professionals program at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference to target future leaders of the industry

    The oil and gas industry is constantly looking to the future. Whether this comes in the form of pushing the limits of pressure...

  • 22 January 2015

    Tullow Oil moves ahead with exploration, appraisal drilling onshore Kenya

    Tullow Oil has announced updates on several onshore projects in Kenya, including the Expir-1 exploration, Engomo-1 exploration, the Ngamia and Amosing...

  • 22 January 2015

    Petrobras reduces operating costs, time with new pre-salt subsea equipment deployment technique

    At the end of last year, Petrobras deployed its first wet Christmas tree using cables in the pre-salt area. The main change involved was the use of a subsea equipment...

  • Read more news