Petrobras has ultra-deepwater oil discovery offshore Brazil in Sergipe-Alagoas

Offshore staff
October 11, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras – has confirmed the presence of light hydrocarbons in block SEAL-M-426, in ultra-deepwaters of Sergipe-Alagoas basin offshore Brazil.

The discovery is in well 1.BRSA-1083-SES (1-SES-167), known as Farfan, in 2,720 m (8,924 ft.) water depth. A hydrocarbon column of 44 m (144 ft.), of which 40 m (133 ft.) are formed by porous sandstones containing light hydrocarbons, was detected at a depth of 5,582 m (18,314 ft.) with electric log analysis and fluid samples.

Drilling will continue to target depth of 6,000 m (19,685 ft.)