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Brazil Espirito Santo basin gets postsalt gas find

Petrobras and Repsol Sinopec Brazil reported a postsalt gas discovery in the Espirito Santo basin off Brazil.

The Malombe discovery found gas at 8,528 ft in 3,215 ft of water 135 km east-northeast of Vitoria and southeast of the 1997 Peroa dry gas discovery.

The companies will continue work on the BM-ES-21 concession and will present an evaluation plan to Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency ANP.

Petrobras operates the block with 88.1% interest and Repsol Sinopec Brazil has 11.9%. Repsol Sinopec has interests in 14 blocks, seven of which it operates, in the Santos, Campos, and Espirito Santo basins.

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