PETROBRAS CONCLUDED DRILLING OF ITS FIRST WELL ON THE NORTHERN EQUATORIAL MARGIN
Petrobras has completed the drilling of the Pitu Oeste exploratory well, in the Potiguar Basin on the Equatorial Margin. The company informed the ANP (National Petroleum Agency) that it had identified the presence of hydrocarbons, but the economic viability was still inconclusive. The well is part of the BM-POT-17 concession and is located in deep waters 52 km off the coast of Rio Grande do Norte.
Petrobras will continue exploratory research in the region and plans for February the second drilling in the Potiguar Basin, in the Anhangá well, in the POT-M-762 concession, 79km off the coast of the state of Rio Grande do Norte and close to the Pitu Oeste well.
The well was drilled by the Foresea ODN II drillship.
The equatorial margin extends along the coast of Brazil from the Rio Grande do Norte to the state of Amapa, and extends along the basins of the Amazon, Para-Maranhao, Barreirinhas, Ceará and Potiguar estuaries.
(Source: Petrobras – Image: ODN II drillship/C. Fernandes via Petrobras)
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