Petrobras is studying resuming the exploration campaign in the deep waters of the Potiguar Basin in 2023, with the drilling of a new well to delimit the discovery of Pitu – one of the few assets that is not being sold by the company in the state of Rio Grande do Norte.
– The discovery of Pitu, the first in deep waters in the basin, off the coast of Rio Grande do Norte, was made in block POT-M-855, in 2013, and confirmed by a second drilling two years later. The project was contracted in the 7th round, in 2005. The consortium is formed by Petrobras (40%), BP (40%) and Petrogal (20%).
– In all, Petrobras has five blocks in deep waters in the region. The delimitation of the Pitu discovery is in a more advanced stage of exploration, with two wells drilled – the PAD, a discovery assessment plan, was approved by the ANP.
– On land and in shallow waters, the company intends to sell its assets in the state. 26 fields are offered, in addition to the Guamaré industrial complex, which includes a thermoelectric plant and the Potiguar Clara Camarão Refinery.