(PN) The revitalization of exploratory activity in the Campos Basin gains new developments. Over the weekend, Shell carried out the drilling of the wildcat well Bob-1, in block C-M-791, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The well was drilled by Seadrill’s West Tellus drillship in a water depth of 2,918 meters.
The Brazilian Institute for the Environment (IBAMA) had already given the green light for the oil company to begin exploratory activity in the block. The license issued by the environmental agency is valid for 5 years and authorizes the drilling of up to three exploratory wells in the region.
Ibama also gave the green light for Shell to carry out a short-term training test in the area. As a reminder, block C-M-791 was acquired by the company in 2018, during the 15th Bidding Round of the National Petroleum Agency (ANP). Shell (40%) operates the area in consortium with Chevron (40%) and Petrogal (20%).