Petrobras announced the development of the exploration of block BM-C-33, south of the Campos basin. The drilling of the well 1-REPF-12D-RJS, where the discovery of a new hydrocarbon reservoir in the pre-salt layer was recently announced, indicated estimated recoverable volumes of more than 700 million barrels of oil and 3 trillion cubic meters of gas (equivalent to 545 million barrels) in the block BM-C-33.
The well, Known as Pão de Açúcar, is located 195 km (121 miles) from the cost of Rio de Janeiro state, and was drilled in approximately 2800 meters (9,186 feet) of water depth and encountered a hydrocarbon column of around 500 meters.
These figures confirm the potential of the BM-C-33 block in the Campos basin, including the Seat and Gávea discoveries, in addition to Pão de Açúcar, said Petrobras.
Repsol Sinopec Brasil is the operator, holding a 35% interest, in partnership with Statoil (35%) and Petrobras (30%). The consortium is preparing an evaluation plan to submit to the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuel Agency (ANP).