Petrobras says well in Jupiter area confirms subsalt discovery

8/13/2014

Petrobras says well in Jupiter area confirms subsalt discovery

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Petrobras has confirmed the extension of the Jupiter discovery in the Santos Basin pre-salt block BM-S-24 following drilling operations at well 3-BRSA-1246-RJS (3-RJS-732), informally known as Apollonia.

This well, which is situated 296 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, at a water depth of 2,183 m, is the fourth well drilled in the Jupiter area and is 8 km southwest of the discovery well (1-RJS-652A).

Drilling activities have confirmed a hydrocarbon column of about 313 m, starting at a depth of 5,166 m, with rocks showing good porosity and permeability conditions.

Besides the gas and condensate cap, the well verified an oil column around 87 m thick.

The well drilling is still in progress and is expected to reach a final depth of approximately 5,700 m.

Samples collected from the well have confirmed fluids similar to those found in pioneer well 1-RJS-652A (Jupiter) and at both extension wells drilled so far, which have confirmed a sizeable reservoir of gas (natural and CO2), condensate and oil.

The consortium, operated by Petrobras (80%) in partnership with Petrogal Brasil (20%), will proceed with the activities provided for in the Discovery Evaluation Plan approved by Brazil’s National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP).

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