The first notification was on the July 27th, regarding ExxonMobil’s Opal prospect (1-EMEB-1A-RJS), on the block C-M-789 (operated in partnership with Qatar Petroleum and Petrobras). Oil and gas shows came after drilling activities began in January and a secondary reentrance was necessary due to operational problems. The company has other wells licensed over this discovery, and another wildcat on nearby Titã is also expected.
Petrobras also notified gas shows on the block ES-M-669 (operated in partnership with Equinor and TotalEnergies), almost four months after the drilling began in April. The company also operates several other blocks in the region and well results could dictate the next steps concerning the basin exploration.
There are also another two wildcats with results yet to be announced in the offshore, both drilled by Seadrill’s West Tellus. The drillship left the area above the well 1-BRSA-1378-RJS (block C-M-709) in May – no result has been reported yet – and proceeded to the block C-M-346, where the other well 1-BRSA-1380D-RJS is being drilled.