Rio de Janeiro, August 22, 2012 - Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.
- Petrobras announces that it has completed drilling the
first appraisal well in the area of the Appraisal Plan
(PAD) of Barra, in deep waters of the Sergipe-Alagoas
Basin. The 3-SES-165 well, informally known as Barra 1, is
located some 100 km off the coast of the city of Aracaju,
in the State of Sergipe, at a water depth of 2,433 meters
and approximately 10 km southeast of the wildcat well
The purposes of the drilling of Barra 1 was to verify the
southeast extension of gas accumulation discovered by the
wildcat well, in sandstones of the upper section of Calumbi
Formation, and to investigate the continuity, in the same
direction, of oil saturated sandy reservoirs in the lower
section of Calumbi Formation found on 1-SES-158 well.
Both purposes were met which resulted in the delimitation
of Barra accumulation, as already estimated, and in the
verification of the southeast continuity of the oil
saturated reservoirs in the lower section. Such reservoirs
are distributed in intervals of 5460 to 5500 meters, where
the saturation of light oil found with 38o API.
Petrobras is the operator of BM-SEAL-11 concession (60%) in
partnership with IBV Brasil (40%). The consortium
shall continue the operations in the area in order to
confirm the extension of the new discovery and characterize
reservoir conditions encountered.