Petrobras may have record water-depth find

11/11/1996
Where Petrobas found more deewater campos oil [52167 bytes] Petroleos Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) claims it may have set a world record for water depth with a potentially commercial oil discovery. The strike is one of two ultradeepwater oil discoveries that Brazil's state oil company recently drilled in the offshore Campos basin. Both wells, Rio de Janeiro Submarino 436 and Rio de Janeiro Submarino 511, are about 130 km east of Sao Tome Cape, off Rio de Janeiro state. Petrobras 1-RJS-436 found oil in pay at 3,229 m in 1,853 m (6,078 ft) of water about 20 km northeast of giant Albacora field. That makes it the deepest-water potentially commercial strike in Brazil a...
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