Brazil`s environmental authority Ibama has greenlighted Statoil`s drilling campaign in the BM-S-8 license off the southeast coast.
The exploration block is home of the Carcar pre-salt prospect, one of Brazil`s main oil and gas discoveries.
Valid for four years, authorization includes the drilling of seven wells in addition to a short-term formation test in the Santos basin offshore block.
Drilling will be carried out with the West Saturn drill ship, chartered from service provider Seadrill.
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