(The following press release from BP International Limited was received by
e-mail. The sender verified the statement.)
25 March 2013
BP SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES FLOW TEST OF ITAIPU-1A WELL, OFFSHORE BRAZIL
BP today announced that it has completed a successful flow test of the
Itaipu-1A discovery well offshore Brazil.
The drill stem test was the latest activity in the ongoing appraisal
programme at the BP-operated Itaipu discovery. The well test achieved
flow rates of up to 5,600 barrels of oil a day for 32 hours through a
40/64 choke from a limited perforated interval. Results from the
pressure build-up after the main flow indicated good connectivity in the
reservoir. Long term pressure monitoring gauges were also set in the
wellbore prior to the end of operations.
Neil Piggott, BP vice president for exploration Brazil, said: "This is a
good result for the Itaipu project, indicating that commercially viable
flow rates can be achieved from this Pre-Salt carbonate reservoir."
The Itaipu-1A pre-salt well is located in block BM-C-32 in the deepwater
sector of the Campos Basin, 125 km offshore Brazil and was drilled in
2009 by Devon. BP purchased Devon's interests in Brazil in 2011.
The Itaipu-2 appraisal well was drilled in 2011. A second appraisal well
location, Itaipu-3, has been agreed with the Brazilian National
Petroleum Agency (ANP), and will be the next operation at the Itaipu
field later this year.
BP is the operator of BM-C-32 with a 40% equity. Other equity holders
are Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (33.3%) and Maersk Energia Ltda
BP Press Office, London +44 (0)207 496 4076, email@example.com
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.