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Spotlight: Brazil's exploration activity in 2022

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Spotlight: Brazil's exploration activity in 2022

Brazil’s oil and gas regulator ANP received 18 notifications of finds of hydrocarbon traces between January and October this year, according to data obtained by BNamericas through the federal freedom of information act. 

Most of them were reported by Eneva, in the Parnaíba basin blocks PN-T-102A and PN-T-69, and Amazonas blocks AM-T-84 and AM-T-85.    

Eneva encountered gas in all cases and oil and gas in block AM-T-85. 

Alvopetro found oil and gas in blocks REC-T-182 and REC-T-183 in the Recôncavo basin, and BGM discovered oil in blocks ES-T-496 and ES-T-506 in the Espírito Santo basin.  

Meanwhile, Petrobras identified oil traces in Alto de Cabo Frio Central in the Campos basin and oil and gas in Três Marias in Santos

The European majors Shell and TotalEnergies encountered traces of gas and gas and oil, respectively, in blocks C-M-791 and C-M-541 in Campos. 

Operator Basin Block Type of find
BGM Espírito Santo ES-T-496   Oil
Eneva Parnaíba PN-T-69    Gas
Petrobras Santos BLC_3MARIA Gas and oil
BGM Espírito Santo ES-T-496   Oil
Eneva Parnaíba PN-T-102A  Gas
Alvopetro Recôncavo REC-T-182  Gas
Eneva Amazonas AM-T-85    Gas and oil
Shell Brasil Campos C-M-791    Gas
Petrobras Campos ALTO_CF_CE Oil
TotalEnergies EP Campos C-M-541    Gas and oil
Eneva Parnaíba PN-T-102A  Gas
Eneva Amazonas AM-T-84    Gas
Alvopetro Recôncavo REC-T-183  Gas and oil
Eneva Amazonas AM-T-84    Gas
Alvopetro Recôncavo REC-T-182  Oil
Eneva Parnaíba PN-T-102A  Gas
BGM Espírito Santo ES-T-506   Oil
Eneva Parnaíba PN-T-102A  Gas


DRILLING ACTIVITY

BNamericas also obtained the list of wells drilled between January and October 2022 via the freedom of information act. 

A total of 23 wells were drilled in the period, mostly by Eneva (10) in the Parnaíba and Amazonas basins.

Petrobras sank four wells in the Campos, Santos and Espírito Santo basins. 

Alvopetro sunk three wells in the Recôncavo basin, while BGM drilled two wells in the Espírito Santo basin and PetroRecôncavo drilled one in Potiguar. 

Shell and TotalEnergies drilled one well each in the Campos basin, while ExxonMobil drilled in the Sergipe-Alagoas basin.   

Well (ANP ID) Operator Block Basin
1-BRSA-1383A-RJS Petrobras ALTO_CF_CE Campos
1-ENV-29-MA Eneva PN-T-87 Parnaíba
1-SHEL-34A-RJS Shell C-M-791 Campos
1-ENV-30D-MA Eneva PN-T-103 Parnaíba
1-EMEB-3-SES ExxonMobil SEAL-M-428 Sergipe-Alagoas
1-ALV-14D-BA Alvopetro REC-T-182 Recôncavo
1-BRSA-1384-RJS Petrobras 2_Irmãos Campos
1-BGM-5-ES BGM ES-T-496 Espírito Santo
1-ENV-31D-AM Eneva AM-T-85 Amazonas
3-ENV-32D-MA Eneva PN-T-102A Parnaíba
3-ENV-33D-AM Eneva AM-T-84 Amazonas
3-ENV-34-MA Eneva PN-T-102A Parnaíba
1-ALV-15-BA Alvopetro REC-T-183 Recôncavo
3-ENV-35D-AM Eneva AM-T-84 Amazonas
1-BRSA-1385-ESS Petrobras ES-M-596 Espírito Santo
1-BRSA-1385A-ESS Petrobras ES-M-596 Espírito Santo
1-ENV-36-MA Eneva PN-T-67A Parnaíba
1-TOT-3-RJS TotalEnergies CM-541 Campos
1-BMG-6-ES BGM ES-T-506 Espírito Santo
3-ALV-16D-BA Alvopetro REC-T-182 Recôncavo
3-ENV-37D-MA Eneva PN-T-102A Parnaíba
1-POT-1-RN PetroRecôncavo POT-T-702 Potiguar
3-ENV-38-MA Eneva PN-T-102A Parnaíba


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