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Petrobras discovers hydrocarbons in latest Santos Basin well

Brazilian oil and gas giant Petrobras has identified the presence of hydrocarbons in the Santos Basin pre-salt, in a pioneer well in the Aram block off Brazil.

The well 1-BRSA-1381-SPS (Curaçao) is located 240 km from the city of Santos-SP, at a water depth of 1,905 meters.

According to Petrobras’ update on Friday, the oil-bearing interval was verified through wireline logging and fluid samples, which will be further characterized through laboratory analysis. This data will allow evaluating the potential and directing the next exploratory activities in the area.

The consortium will continue operations to complete the project to drill the well to the expected depth and verify the extent of the new discovery, in addition to characterizing the conditions of the reservoirs found.

Petrobas stated that the drilling of the Curaçao well demonstrates the success of a strategy strongly based on technological innovations, with maximum use of processed data in real-time, allowing for quick and safe decision-making.

The Aram block was acquired in March 2020, in the 6th Bidding Round of the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), under the Production Sharing regime, with Pre-Sal Petróleo S.A. (PPSA) as manager. Petrobras is the operator of the block and holds an 80 per cent share, in partnership with CNODC (20 per cent).