Petrobras starts extended well test in Sergipe-Alagoas deep waters



Last Saturday, Petrobras started the Farfan reservoir Extend Well Test, one of the discoveries made by the company in deep waters of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin. The production is being made from FPSO Cidade de São Vicente, connected to a production well. Ibama’s license is valid for up to 180 days and by order of the administrative decree No. 422, of October 26, 2011 of the Ministry of Environment (MMA).


The deadline to conclude the exploratory campaign of the discoveries of Cumbe, Farfan and Barra, all in Sergipe-Alagoas, is December 2020.


About six years ago, Petrobras made giant oil and natural gas discoveries in offshore Sergipe, with great potential for gas production. Since then, the projects have been postponed and the current schedule is to install two definitive FPSOs starting in 2020. The company is even looking for a new partner for the project, which is partially for sale.


Only one of the discoveries, Poço Verde, has 11.9 billion (P50) m³ of natural gas in place (VGIP). The volumes are estimated for one of the reservoirs exploited during the discovery assessment plan (DAP) of well 1-BRSA-1022-SES, started in 2013 and completed last year. The PAD encompasses areas of BM-SEAL-4A (where the ONGC is a partner with 25%) and BM-SEAL-11 (100% Petrobras) contracts.