Petrobras finds oil in Farfan area

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) has announced the results of drilling well 9-SES-188D (Petrobras nomenclature) / 9-BRSA-1280D-SES (ANP nomenclature), located at concession area BM-SEAL-11, in block SEAL-M-426, in Sergipe Basin ultra-deep waters.

Confirmed oil and gas discovery

The results confirm the light oil and gas discovery in Farfan area (between 37° and 40° API), as announced to the market on 9 August 2013. The results presented excellent permoporosity conditions in the turbidities reservoirs with 54 m thickness.

This drilling also presented a new light oil accumulation in a deepest reservoir, with 28 m thickness and in good permoporosity conditions.

Located at 107 km off Aracaju, at 5.7 km off the discovering well and at a water depth of 2492 m, the well reached a final depth of 5900 m and it is under evaluation now.

Continued deepwater exploration plan

This accumulation is part of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin deepwater exploration project, according to Petrobras´ Business and Management Plan for the 2014-2018 period.

Petrobras will continue with the Discovery Evaluation Plan, as approved by Brazil’s Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP).

Petrobras is the operator of the consortium (60%) in partnership with IBV-BRASIL (40%).


Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

Published on 09/01/2015

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