Brazil: Campos gets three-zone discovery

Maersk Oil and OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes SA reported detecting hydrocarbons in the Santonian, Albian, and Aptian sections of the 1-MRK-3/4P-RJS exploratory well on the BM-C-37 block in the Campos basin off Brazil.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 5
– Maersk Oil and OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes SA reported detecting hydrocarbons in the Santonian, Albian, and Aptian sections of the 1-MRK-3/4P-RJS exploratory well on the BM-C-37 block in the Campos basin off Brazil.

The well, in 134 m of water 74 km off Rio de Janeiro state, cut 14 m of potential net pay in Santonian sandstones, 43 m in Albian carbonates, and 12 m in Aptian carbonates.

The well, on the Carambola-A prospect, is the first of two to be drilled on the block, in which the companies hold interests 50-50. TD is 3,400m below sea level. The rig will move 4 km north to drill the Carambola-B prospect.

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