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.