Petrobras strikes gas at Espirito Santo Basin

Petrobras strikes gas at Espirito Santo Basin

Brazil’s Petrobras said it has discovered a new gas accumulation at Espírito Santo Basin post-salt.

The discovery took place during drilling of well 3-BRSA-1259-ESS (ANP nomenclature) / 3-ESS-222 (Petrobras nomenclature), informally known as Tanganika, at a water depth of 1,043 meters, located in the Malombe Discovery Evaluation Plan (PAD), 72 km off the coast of the Espírito Santo state, a statement by Petrobras said.

The discovery was confirmed through logging carried out in reservoirs located at depth of around 2,880 meters. The well has reached the total depth of 2,996 meters.

The consortium operated by Petrobras (89.89%) in partnership with Repsol Sinopec (11.11%) will proceed with the operations planned, in order to better evaluate the discovery, through a formation test, the statement added.


Press Release, October 6, 2014