OGX Announces Start of Production of its Third Well in the Tubarão Azul
RIO DE JANEIRO -- January 4, 2013
OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações S.A. (“OGX”) (Bovespa: OGXP3; OTC: OGXPY.PK),
Brazil’s largest private oil and natural gas exploration company, announces
that it has connected and started its third production well in the Tubarão
Azul field, TBAZ-1HP, situated in the Campos Basin, on December 31, 2012,
which was under cleaning and adjusting process and today initiated the
effective oil production.
Luiz Carneiro, Chief Executive Officer of OGX says: "We are thrilled that
production has started at our third well in the Tubarão Azul Field, which will
contribute to increasing OGX’s current production levels."
Prior to the beginning of production of TBAZ-1HP well, the FPSO OSX-1 was
producing at an average of 10,100 barrels of oil equivalent per day, connected
to two production wells, OGX-26HP and OGX-68HP. The TBAZ-1HP well has a
horizontal section of 1,200 meters and is located approximately 3 kilometers
away from the first two production wells.
OGX Petróleo e Gás SA is focused on oil and natural gas exploration and
production and is conducting the largest private sector exploratory campaign
in Brazil. OGX has a diversified, high-potential portfolio, comprised of 28
exploratory blocks in the Campos, Santos, Espírito Santo, Pará-Maranhão and
Parnaíba Basins, in Brazil, and 5 exploratory blocks in Colombia, in Lower
Magdalena Valley and in Cesar-Ranchería basins. The total extension area is of
approximately 5,700 km² in sea and approximately 36,900 km² in land, with
24,500 km² in Brazil and 12,400 km² in Colombia. OGX relies on an experienced
management team and holds a solid cash position, with approximately US$2.5
billion in cash (as of September, 2012) to fund its E&P investments and new
opportunities. In June 2008, the company went public raising R$6.7 billion,
the largest amount ever raised in a Brazilian primary IPO at that moment. OGX
is a member of the EBX Group, an industrial group founded and under the
leadership of Brazilian entrepreneur Eike F. Batista, who has a proven track
record in developing new ventures in the natural resources and infrastructure
sectors. For more information, please visit www.ogx.com.br/ir.
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Roberto Monteiro, +55-21-2163-6237
Eduardo Lucchesi, +55-21-2163-6237
Daniele Rivera, +55-21-2163-7568
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