Nov 8, 2019

Petrobras began a new drilling in the SEAL-M-424 block in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin. The work on well 3-BRSA-1371-SES is conducted by Transocean’s Petrobras 10,000 drillship in 2,696,000 m water depth. The block is part of the BM-SEAL-10 concession.

The well is the seventh in the SEAL-M-424 since 2012 and the third drilled by Petrobras  in the basin this year. The first (3-BRSA-1367-SES) was drilled in March, and the second (3-BRSA-1368-SES) in June. In the first drilling, signs of oil and gas were found.

Acquired in the 6th ANP bidding round, the SEAL-M-424 is operated by Petrobras with a 100% stake. The bloc’s first exploratory period expired in 2010, and the second period in 2013. The area’s Discovery Assessment Plan expires in December 2020.

The asset is included in Petrobras’ divestment program, along with three other concessions in Sergipe-Alagoas: BM-SEAL-4, BM-SEAL-4A and BM-SEAL-11, where the Barra, Farfan, Muriú, Moita Bonita, Poco Verde and Cumbe discoveries were made.  – all in deep water.

The Petrobras Business Plan 2019-2023 foresees the installation of a platform in the basin in 2023, in addition to the construction of a gas treatment unit in the state of Sergipe to enable the flow and gas processing of deepwater fields discovered in the region. .

Source: Brasil Energia Magazine


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