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Petrobras completes drill of Libra appraisal well

Petrobras has announced that the Libra Consortium has drilled and tested the first appraisal well in the Libra area, 3-BRSA-1255-RJS (3-RJS-731), known as NW1

Located in the northwest portion of the Libra block, which sits in the Santos Basin pre-salt, the well is approximately 4-kilometres southeast of the discovery well 2-ANP-2A-RJS, and 185-kilometres off the Rio de Janeiro coast.

Drilling results have confirmed the presence of an oil column of around 290 metres and high quality reservoirs. The two production tests, carried out in two different zones, have confirmed the excellent productivity and quality of oil (27º API*) of these reservoirs.

The Libra Consortium is comprised of Petrobras as the operator (40 per cent), Shell (20 per cent), French-owned Total (20 per cent), Chinese-owned CNPC (10 per cent) and CNOOC (10 per cent), and state-owned Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A. (PPSA).

- Jess Potts
Oil & Gas Technology
Published on:
July 21, 2016
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