Brazil’s Petrobras hit an ultra deepwater pay zone with an extension well at the Espirito Santo Basin post-salt deposits Tuesday, confirming the extension of a previously discovered oil reservoir.
Extension well 3-ESS-219D, known as Pudim, was drilled at a water depth of 6,187 feet to confirm the discovery.
The well is located in the Brigadeiro Discovery Evaluation Plan area, 75 miles off the coast of Vitória in the state of Espírito Santo.
Log data analysis, fluid samples and cable tests from reservoirs about 11,646 feet deep have confirmed the presence of “good quality” oil.
Petrobras is the operator of the Brigadeiro Discovery area with a 65 percent share. Shell Brasil Petróleo holds a 20 percent and Japan-based Inpex Petróleo Santos holds a 15 percent.
The consortium will continue operations and drill to the planned depth of 14,763 feet.