New well confirms light oil in southern Tupi area, Santos Basin, offshore Brazil
BG Group has today confirmed that the ninth Tupi well, designated as 3-BRSA-854-RJS (3-RJS-678) and informally known as Tupi SW, was successful.
The well was drilled at a water depth of 2 152 metres, approximately 295 kilometres off the coast of Rio de Janeiro State, and 11 kilometres southeast of well 3-RJS-646 (3-BRSA-496), where drill stem testing is being conducted in pre-salt reservoirs.
Oil samples taken during wireline tests in well 3-RJS-678 confirmed the presence of a light (approximately 28 degree API) oil accumulation. The well encountered a 128-metre reservoir section and located the oil/water contact in the Tupi accumulation at the deepest of the potential depths previously being considered, further reducing uncertainty in estimating hydrocarbon volumes for the Tupi area.
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