Hydrocarbons were identified in the Aram block, owned by CNPC

On the 17th of May, Petrobras announced that it had identified the presence of hydrocarbons in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin in an exploratory extension well in the Aram block. The well 3-BRSA-1387D-SPS is located 260km from the city of Santos-SP at a water depth of 1,979 meters.

Petrobras is the operator of the block and holds an 80% stake, in partnership with the company China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), which holds a 20% stake.

According to the state-owned company, the well is being drilled and the oil-bearing interval was verified through electrical profiles and fluid samples, which will later be characterized through laboratory analyses. These data will make it possible to assess the potential and direct the next exploratory activities in the area.

“In addition, the well presented an excellent quality fluid, confirming the low levels of contaminants. This discovery expands the possibilities of expanding the deposit discovered by the pioneer well 1-BRSA-1381-SPS, in this block”, highlights the company.

(Source: Exame)