Production nears for Manati field off Brazil

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) logged 327 m of gross pay in the first of seven development wells it plans to drill in Manati gas-condensate field off Brazil’s Bahia state, reported Norse Energy Corp. ASA, a partner.The PA29 jack up drilled the well to 1,650 m TD on Block B-CAM-40 in the Camamu and Almada basins.The gross pay thickness, 80% of it net pay in Upper Jurassic Sergi, is 140 m greater than in the discovery well. The development well also encountered 15 m of gross pay above the main reservoir in a formation called Rio das Contas. Petrobras cut nine cores in the Sergi reservoir.The P13 jack up is side-tracking a second Manati development well after encountering hole stab...

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