Petrobras Confirms New Discovery in Marlim Leste Field
Petrobras confirmed the discovery of a new oil accumulation in the Marlim Leste field at Campos Basin. This discovery is important not only because it may contribute to the increase of oil and gas reserves, but, mainly, for being located in deeper geologic layers, opening a new exploratory frontier in Campos Basin. The discovery inaugurates a new exploratory model, which may result in other discoveries of lighter and better quality oil.
The discovery is located 120 kilometers off the coast and 188 kilometers from the city of Macaé, in 1,350 meters of water. The initial well evidenced a column of 300 meters of 28 ° API oil, lighter than found so far in Marlim Leste field. The accumulation is located at 4,200 meters, superior depth than the average of Campos Basin, which is approximately 3,000 meters. Although the potential of the area is still in evaluation phase, it was confirmed good productivity for the type of reservoir where the oil is accumulated.
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