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Carcará prospect

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Early Works
Start: 12/2012
Completion: 12/2015
In Construction
Project Details


Located in the BM-S-8 block, the pre-salt Carcará prospect in Brazil's Santos basin shows excellent porosity and permeability. Data obtained showed a major column of at least 471m of 31° API oil, free from any contaminants such as CO2 and H2S.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Carcará prospect
Project Type
Conventionals, Crude oil, Deepwater, Exploration, Offshore, Upstream
Development Phase
Project Status
Project Capacity
 Crude oil

The well is located in the ultra-deepwater presalt area of the Santos basin, 232km off the coast of São Paulo state.

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Owner / operator
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Media contact for international development, production and exploration
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Executive Vice President Exploration
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Principal, Business Developer
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VP, Business Development
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Superintendent, Exploratory Blocks
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