March 29, 2019
Equinor made its second discovery in the area of Norte de Carcará, in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin. The West Saturn drill ship found evidence of hydrocarbons during the drilling of the 3-EQNR-1-SPS well in water depth of 2,079,000 m.
The identification was made less than two months after the beginning of well drilling in February of this year.
The Norwegian operator made the first discovery in the area in December last year with the well 3-EQNR-1-SPS, in water depth of 2,052 thousand m.
Norte de Carcará was sold at the second pre-salt auction in October 2017. Its reservoirs extend to the BM-S-8 block – also operated by Equinor – where the Carcará prospect was discovered in 2012.
The company intends to launch this year tenders for the contracting of engineering (Feed) for the FPSO, subsea and Surf of the development project of Carcará.
Source: BE Petroleum