Petrobras makes Espirito Santo heavy oil discovery

Brazil’s Petrobras has disclosed an offshore heavy oil discovery in the Espirito Santo basin 64 km southwest of Golfinho field.

The Grana Padano well is Block ES-M-661 of the BM-ES-24 concession in 1,208 m of water 58 km off Vitoria. It located 15° gravity oil in reservoirs at 2,008 m.

Petrobras intends to continue exploring the block and will submit a proposed assessment plan to the National Petroleum Agency that describes its plan to delineate the discovery and estimate reservoir volume and productivity.

Petrobras is operator of the concession with 40% interest. Partners are IBV Brasil and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., 30% each.

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