The consortium for Brazil's Libra oil field, which operates a petroleum block in the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin, has completed the drilling and evaluation of a seventh well located 180 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, and confirmed the discovery of good quality oil (27º API) in high-productivity reservoirs.
The new well has revealed Libra's biggest net pay discovery to date, 410m thick, surpassing the previous 301m announced in March. The Libra consortium is composed of Petrobras (40%), Shell (20%), Total (20%), CNPC (10%), and CNOOC (10%). Pre-Sal Petróleo SA (PPSA) manages the production sharing contract.
“Up until now, seven wells have been concluded in the Libra block (six by the Consortium and one by Petrobras) and the eighth, also in the northeast of the block, is currently being drilled. Libra was the first area operated under a production sharing concession,” Petrobras said.
Translated by Mayra Borges
Fonte: Agência Brasil.