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Petrobras announces new well confirms light oil in Santos Basin Pre-Salt

Friday, Feb 24, 2012

Petrobras informs that it has successfully verified the occurrence of light oil in ultra-deepwater of Santos Basin in block BM-S-9, of the pre-salt reservoirs.

The new well, 3-BRSA-1023 (3-SPS-85), named Carioca Sela, is located in the assessment area of 1-SPS-50 (Carioca) field, at a distance of 4.5 Km from the discovery well.

In this new well, 270 km away from the shore of São Paulo State, it was recovered a 27º API oil, in a water depth of 2,149 meters.

The discovery was verified by oil sampling in test performed in reservoirs located at an approximate depth of 5,250 m.

The consortium formed by Petrobras (45% - operator), BG Group (30%) and Repsol Sinopec Brasil (25%), will continue the activities and necessary investments for the assessment of the reservoirs discovered in this area, including the drilling of new wells, as provided for in the Assessment Plan approved by National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuel (ANP).

Source: Petrobras

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