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What are the challenges surrounding Saturno Block?

The Saturno block was acquired in the 5th Production Sharing Bidding Round by the consortium composed by Shell (operator) and Chevron, with Ecopetrol joining the partnership later.

Among every block offered in the Production share regime, Saturno has possibilities of 8 billion barrels of oil in place (according to ANP), the third-highest oil in place values after Libra and Aram.

The asset is located in a new frontier area, in which the well 1-SHELL-33-RJS was the first to test pre-salt structures.

The well tested a structure of approximately 300 km², in water depths of 2600 meters, and a total depth of 5150 meters (roughly 600m post-salt sediments, 1300m of salt, and 650m pre-salt layers).

The drilling was completed in 40 days, resulting in a dry well with no hydrocarbons show.

It is the second well with no oil show in blocks granted on the production sharing regime.

The first being the well 4-BRSA-1346-RJS, drilled in the Libra field.

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