Brazil: Petrobras Makes New Oil Discovery in Ceara Basin

Brazil Petrobras Makes New Oil Discovery in Ceara Basin

Petrobras has successfully verified the presence of oil in deepwater of Ceará Basin during drilling operations of 1-BRSA-1080-CES (1-CES-158) well.

The well commonly known as Pecém is located 76 km away from the county of Paracuru, on the Ceará state coast, at a water depth of 2,129m. The well’s current depth is 4,410m and the drilling shall continue down to 5,500m.

The discovery occurred in siliciclastic reservoirs of Paracuru Formation, verified due to the evidence of hydrocarbon, during drilling operations, logging analysis and results of wireline tests. The samples of fluid collected from the well indicated the presence of liquid hydrocarbonate to be defined by means of laboratory analysis.

Petrobras operates the BM-CE-2 concession, with 60% interest, in consortium with BP Energy do Brasil Ltda, which holds 40%.

The Consortium will continue the operations to complete the drilling project of the well until the estimated depth, check the extension of the new discovery and define the permeability and porosity of the reservoirs.

Press Release, August 03, 2012

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News


<< Oct 2015 >>
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

All-Energy 2015 Conference

The All-Energy Australia Conference is the best place to hear the latest on developments in the clean and renewable energy industry…

read more >


The Course includes Practical Electro-Hydraulic Circuit Construction, setting-up procedures, testing & fault diagnosis…

read more >

Subsea Integrity Conference 2015

Take control of data and transition to ‘integrated’ CPM system that transforms data into automated analytics…

read more >

3P Arctic 2015

The 3P Arctic 2015 Technical Program will consist of 15 to 20 sessions, which are being planned to include 150-160 oral presentations and…

read more >