Brazil: Fourth Solimoes exploratory well spuds

By OGJ editors

HRT O&G Exploracao e Producao de Petroleo Ltda., Rio de Janeiro, has spud its fourth exploratory well, designated 1-HRT-4-AM, in the Solimoes basin in northwestern Brazil.

Projected to 2,730 m in the Coari district of Amazonas state, the well is being drilled on the Igarape Maria contingent resource structure 2.8 km south of Urucu Southeast field.

The well is to test the crest of an anticlinal structure with a 28 sq km closed area 5.4 km northeast of the 1-IMA-1-AM gas-condensate discovery well and 6.5 km southeast of the 1-CRP-1-AM gas-condensate discovery well, 1-CRP-1-AM, both on the northeastern structural trend that defines the Urucu oil and gas province.

The wells main objectives well are eolian sandstones of the Lower Jurua formation, expected at 2,420 m. Secondary objectives are the sandstones of the Upper Jurua formation, expected at 2,340 m, and those of the Devonian sequence (Uere formation), expected at 2,515 m.

HRT O&G holds 55% participating interest in 21 exploration blocks covering 48,500 sq km in the basin on which 52 prospects have been mapped and certified and 11 discoveries were classified as contingent resources (see map, OGJ, Mar. 7, 2011, p. 63).

Related Articles

Trinidad and Tobago’s deepwater bid round draws lackluster response

04/04/2014 Trinidad and Tobago’s latest deepwater bid round failed to attract significant interest with four of the six blocks on offer not receiving any bids...

OMV, Murphy acquire blocks offshore Namibia

04/03/2014

OMV AG and Murphy Luderitz Oil Co. Ltd. have acquired 65% interest in Blocks 2613A and 2613B offshore Namibia from Brazil’s Cowan Petroleum.

Scott links South Atlantic OCS access bill to jobs growth plan

04/03/2014 US Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bill that would reverse the Obama administration’s exclusion of four South Atlantic coastal states from activ...

Lukoil completes exploration well offshore Ivory Coast

04/02/2014

Lukoil Overseas has completed drilling an exploration well on Block CI-101 offshore Ivory Coast.

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected