Maersk Oil Brasil and OGX have discovered oil in an ongoing Carambola B exploration well situated in the Campos Basin, 80km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The well is located in the BM-C-37 licence in water depths of 130m.
Hydrocarbons were found in the objective Albian carbonates with an estimated potential of up to 17m of net pay.
An extensive logging programme was conducted and further work is required to assess productivity.
Maersk Oil Houston president Bruce Laws said that the results of the Carambola B well will be integrated with those of Carambola A, which was announced last month.
“This exercise will help us assess the commercial potential of the oil contained in complex carbonate reservoirs,” Laws said.
Drilling will continue to the planned 3,000m depth.
Maersk Oil is the operator with a 50% share in the block.