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  • Exploration discoveries


    Arthur Berman, Contributing Editor

    Canadian Superior Energy made a natural gas discovery with its Bounty well in Block 5(c), 60-mi offshore Trinidad. The well tested 60 MMcfd from 200 ft of pay with possible reserves of 2.6 Tcf. The well drilled to a 17,360-ft TD. Canadian Superior is operator with a 45% interest in the block and has partners BG (30%) and Challenger Energy (25%). Petrobras has made another light oil (30°API) discovery in Block BM-S-11 in the Santos Basin of Brazil. The 1-BRSA-618-RJS (1-RJS-656) was drilled on the same block as the company’s Tupi discovery, but on a separate structure. The well is in 7,316 ft of water about 143 mi offshore Sao Paolo state. The pre-salt, lower Cretaceous reservoir was encountered at 18,374 ft. Petrobras (operator, 65% interest) has partners BG (25%) and Galp Energia (10%). Europe. BG Norge confirmed its earlier Jordbaer discovery in Block 34/3, PL373S of the North Sea Norwegian sector, with its 34/3-1S well.

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