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Petrobras: New well in Libra confirms the presence of good quality oil

Oilfield Technology,

Petrobras has stated that the Libra Consortium has concluded the drilling and the evaluation of the well 3-BRSA-1322-RJS (3-RJS-741), located in the block northwest area, in the Santos Basin pre-salt. The Consortium has confirmed the discovery of good quality oil (28º API) in reservoirs with excellent productivity.

The well found the biggest oil column ever discovered by the Consortium in Libra, with 301 m of thickness. Data collated confirmed that the reservoir characteristics and the oil quality are similar to those found in the other wells in the same northwest area, which may indicate that the reservoirs are interconnected.

The well, informally known as NW5, lies 8 km northeast of the discovery well, 2-ANP-2A-RJS, and 200 km off the Rio de Janeiro state coast and is part of the Discovery Evaluation Plan commitment, approved by the National Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) on 26 February 2016.

To date, six wells have been drilled in Libra.

The Libra Consortium comprises Petrobras (operator, with 40% WI), Shell (20%), Total (20%), CNPC (10%) and CNOOC (10%), and the Production Sharing Contract manager is Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A. (PPSA).

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