Petrobras started a new exploratory campaign on the coast of Espírito Santo. The company started drilling a well in the offshore block ES-M-669, in a water depth of 2,366 meters, where it believes there is potential for pre-salt in the region.
The ES-M-669 block was acquired during the 11th Bidding Round, held in 2013 by the National Petroleum Agency (ANP). Petrobras is the operator of the area, with a 40% stake, in partnership with Equinor (35%) and Total (25%).
The well that began to be drilled this week was named after the technical name of 1-BRSA-1379D-ESS. The first exploratory period for block ES-M-669 has been extended and will end in May this year. The second exploratory period will be valid until May 2023.