New well in Libra confirms extension of the oil discovery

The Libra Consortium has completed the drilling and evaluation of the seventh well in the block, located in the Santos Basin pre-salt cluster. With it, the Consortium found the largest oil column (net pay) ever discovered in Libra, measuring 410 meters thick. This column surpasses the last one found, which came in at 301 meters and was announced last March.

The new well, located in the northwestern part of the block and 180 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, confirmed the good quality oil discovery (27º API) in reservoirs with excellent productivity.



Called 3-BRSA-1339A-RJS (3-RJS-742A), and known informally as NW2, the well is 10.3 km south of discovery well 2-ANP-2A-RJS. This drilling is part of the commitment made in the Discovery Assessment Plan (PAD) for the 2-ANP-2A-RJS well, approved by the ANP on February 26, 2016.
To date, seven wells have been drilled in Libra (six by the Consortium and one by Petrobras), and the eighth (3-RJS-743a), also in the northwest area of ​​the block, is currently being drilled. The Libra area was the first concession under the production sharing system.
The Libra Consortium is formed by Petrobras (operator, 40%), Shell (20%), Total (20%), CNPC (10%), and CNOOC (10%), with shared production contract management by Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A. (PPSA).

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