Petrobras completes Franco well

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Petrobras has completed drilling a well in the Franco area (Santos Basin pre-salt), included in the Right's Transfer agreement.

Known as the 3-BRSA-1184-RJS (3-RJS-723), the well is located at a water depth of 2011m, 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 5398m. A total depth of 5900m was reached after a 396m 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 program for Franco, designed to improve volume delimitation.

Under the Right's Transfer Agreement, Petrobras is entitled to produce up to 3058 billion boe in Franco. The exploratory phase is under way and is expected to be completed by September 2014.

Categories: Drilling Completions

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