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Alvopetro discovers hydrocarbons onshore Brazil

Oilfield Technology,

Alvopetro Energy has announced the discovery of hydrocarbons in Block 183, with over 189 m of potential net hydrocarbon pay in the company’s 183(1) well.

The 183(1) well is located on Block 183 in the Recôncavo Basin, in the State of Bahia, Brazil.

Drilling program

The initial objective of the two-well drilling program was to prove the resource potential of the Gomo Member of the Candeias Formation. Alvopetro has now drilled two highly successful wells, proving hydrocarbon deliverability on an unstimulated basis, and has added considerable deep basin natural gas potential to the company’s originally defined oil resource opportunities.

Alvopetro has also reprocessed all available 3D seismic over the company’s land base and has started to build an extensive inventory of conventional opportunities.

Well discovery

The 183(1) well, which reached a total depth of 3550 m, has been logged, and will be cased and tested. During the drilling of the well Alvopetro completed two core runs, recovering over 40 m of core, with 100% core recovery. The company is undertaking extensive special core analysis, expected to be completed within six months.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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