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Petrobras completes pre-salt well in Santos Basin

22nd November 2013

Brazilian state-owned oil company finds good quality oil in Santos Basin pre-salt well in the Right's Transfer area

Petrobras completes pre-salt well in Santos Basin
The well is located some 200 km off Rio de Janeiro and 7.5 km southeast of discovery well 2-ANP-1-RJS

Petrobras has completed drilling another well in the Franco area of the Santos Basin pre-salt included in the Right’s Transfer agreement, the Brazilian oil giant announced in a written statement, where the company has found good quality oil in a 396-meter column.


Known as the 3-BRSA-1184-RJS (3-RJS-723), the well is located at a water depth of 2,011 meters, some 200 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro and 7.5 km southeast of discovery well 2-ANP-1-RJS (Franco).


The new well has confirmed the presence of good quality oil (28º API) in excellent carbonate reservoirs below the salt layer, starting at a depth of 5,398 meters. A total depth of 5,900 meters was reached after a 396-meter column of oil was confirmed.


Samples were collected in reservoirs of thickness similar to that of the discovery well, confirming the extension of these oil reservoirs towards the eastern section of the Franco block.


The drilling of this well is an addition to the mandatory exploration programme for Franco, designed to improve volume delimitation.


Under the Right’s Transfer Agreement, Petrobras is entitled to produce up to 3,058 billion barrels of oil equivalent in Franco. The exploratory phase is under way and is expected to be completed by September 2014.

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