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Petrobras makes oil discoveries in Brazil pre-salt

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Petrobras has discovered oil in the southeast area of the Búzios field and in the pre-salt of the Albacora field.

The exploration well in the former is located in the southeast area of the field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt, 210 km from Rio de Janeiro, and has a water depth of 2108 m. This well is in the drilling process and has already identified 208 m of reservoirs, confirming oil with the same quality as the oil produced today in this field. The oil, of excellent quality and compatible with others wells in this field, was proven through tests carried out from 5400 m depth.

The Búzios field is covered by the largest seismic data volume of the nodes type in the world, whose technology is among the most modern for the construction of three-dimensional images of high resolution in oil reservoirs, allowing to optimise the productivity and profitability of this field.

Petrobras is the operator (90%) of the consortium in the Búzios field, in partnership with CNOOC (5%) and CNODC (5%). The excess volumes from the Búzios field were acquired at an auction held on 6 November 2019.

The exporation well in the Albacora field is inside the Plano de Avaliação de Descoberta (PAD) of the Forno area, in the Campos Basin pre-salt, 184 km from Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, with a water depth of 450 m. The discovery consists of approximately 214 m of reservoirs, with the presence of light oil, proven through tests carried out from 4630 m depth.

Petrobras is the operator (100%) of the Albacora field and will continue the PAD for this area.

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