Repsol discovers one of Campos’ thickest hydrocarbons columns to date

Posted on 12 March 2012

Repsol Sinopec Brasil has found two accumulations of hydrocarbons in the Pão de Açúcar well with a total thickness of 500 meters (1,640 ft).

Repsol Sinopec Brasil recently made a new oil discovery in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil. The well, called Pão de Açúcar, found two accumulations of hydrocarbons with a total thickness of 500 meters (1,640 ft), one of the thickest discovered in Brazil to date.

The well is located in block BM-C-33, in a water depth of 2,800 meters (9,186 ft), and first appraisals indicate high-quality oil resources with excellent flow rates. Production tests in a partial section of the pay zone (approximately 200 meters) showed a flow of 5,000 bbl/day of light oil and 28.5 million standard cu ft/day (807,348 cu meters/day) of gas in a choked drill stem test with very limited drawdown.

Repsol is the operator and holds 35% of the discovering consortium and is partnered by Statoil and Petrobras , which hold 35% and 30% respectively. The companies plan additional work in the prospect to confirm the extent of the discovery. The Pão de Açúcar well is the third discovery in BM-C-33 block after Seat and Gávea.

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