Guara extended well test starts off Brazil

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 28
-- Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) on Dec. 25 started the Guara area extended well test from the presalt layers of Block BM-S-9 in the Santos basin, 300 km off Brazil’s Sao Paulo state.

The company expects the test on Well SPS-55 to last 5 months and produce a 30° gravity oil at 14,000 b/d to Dynamic Producer, a dynamically positioned floating, drilling, production, storage, and offloading vessel.

Petrobras estimates that the Guara area contains 1.1-2 billion boe of recoverable oil and gas.

Following the test, the company will start a pilot project that will connect Guara wells to the Cidade de Sao Paulo floating production, storage, and offloading vessel. It expects production from the pilot to start by 2013 at 120,000 bo/d and 5 million cu m/day of gas.

Petrobras is the operator and holds a 45% interest in Block BM-S-9. Its partners are the BG Group 30% and Repsol-YPF SA 25%.

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