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Petrobras strikes oil at ultra-deepwater Sergipe extension well offshore Brazil

26th August 2014

The third well drilled by Petrobras in the Moita Bonita area, in the BM-SEAL-10 concession block of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin, has proved the extension of the gas and light oil discovery made in that area

Petrobras strikes oil at ultra-deepwater Sergipe extension well offshore Brazil
The Moita Bonita accumulation is part of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin ultra-deepwater development programme

This well, informally known as Moita Bonita 3 (3-BRSA-1244-SES / 3-SES-182), is the second extension well drilled in the area, and is located 82 kilometres off the coast of Sergipe, approximately 5 kilometres from discovery well Moita Bonita 1-BRSA-1088-SES (1-SES-168) and at a water depth of 2,790 metres.

Drilling confirmed the existence of 40-metre thick reservoirs with good permeability and porosity conditions, consistent with the project’s expectations.

A formation test was conducted after the drilling operation was concluded which proved the presence of oil with 41 degrees API and good reservoir productivity.

The Moita Bonita accumulation is part of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin ultra-deepwater development programme.

Petrobras, the operator of BM-SEAL-10 with a 100 per cent interest, will proceed with the activities planned for this area.

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