Petrobras, BP Confirm ‘Good’ Productivity at Wildcat Well

Petrobras’ recent drillstem test yielded positive results due to the company’s application of real-time data to enable quick decision-making, Brazil’ state-owned company said in a statement.

Petrobras, Alto de Cabo Frio Central block

Petrobras, operator of the Alto de Cabo Frio Central block, acquired the block in 2017 and holds a 50% stake, with partner BP holding the remaining 50%. (Source: Donatas Dabravolskas /

Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras, along with partner BP Plc, announced completion of a drillstem test at the presalt 1-BRSA-1383A-RJS wildcat well in the northeast portion of the Alto de Cabo Frio Central block which “confirmed good productivity.”

The drillstem test evaluated a thick interval of presalt carbonate reservoir rocks, and oil samples collected during the test will be subsequently characterized by laboratory analyses, Rio de Janeiro-based Petrobras announced July 11 in a press statement. No further details were revealed. 

The partners continue with activities in the block and look to assess the dimensions of the new accumulation. Petrobras said the result was due to the “consortium’s strategy of maximizing the use of the data and of applying new solutions.”

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