Anadarko tests 7,500 b/d rate on Wahoo DST off Brazil

The first of two planned drillstem tests in the presalt Wahoo field in the Campos basin off Brazil confirmed the world-class nature and productivity of the reservoirs, said Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 7
-- The first of two planned drillstem tests in the presalt Wahoo field in the Campos basin off Brazil confirmed the world-class nature and productivity of the reservoirs, said Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

The company believes the Wahoo-1 well on the BM-C-30 block to be capable of producing at a rate well in excess of 15,000 b/d of oil after it sustained 7,500 b/d of 31° gravity oil and 4 MMcfd of associated gas limited by equipment and facilities.

Anadarko plans to move the equipment to the Wahoo-2 well 5 miles north for another DST. Test data will help the partnership draft a development plan for the field, which has an estimated gross resource potential of more than 300 million bbl of oil.

After the second DST, Anadarko will move the drillship 5 miles south of the Wahoo discovery well to drill the Wahoo South exploration well on Block BM-C-30.

An Anadarko subsidiary has a 30% working interest and is operator of BM-C-30. Devon Energy Corp. holds a 25%, IBV Brasil Petroleo Ltda., a subsidiary of Bharat PetroResources Ltd. and Videocon Industries, holds 25%, and SK Energy Co. Ltd. has 20%.

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