Offshore Field Development Projects
Farfan Farfan
Operator:Petrobras
Water Depth:2,467 m / 8,141 ft
Region:S. America - Brazil
Country:Brazil
Last Updated:Apr 20, 2015    (view update history)
Project Description
The Farfan discovery is located in block SEAL-M-426 in the deep waters of Brasil's Sergipe-Algoas Basin. Discovery well 1-BRSA-1083-SES was drilled by the Deepsea Metro II (UDW drillship)in 8,923 feet of water. Over 130 feet of light oil pay was encountered in porous Upper Campanian turbidite sands. The Farfan-1 appraisal well confirmed the extension of the discovery while encountering 167 feet of pay.
The Farfan discovery is located in block SEAL-M-426 in the deep waters of Brasil's Sergipe-Algoas Basin. Discovery well 1-BRSA-1083-SES was drilled by the Deepsea Metro II (UDW drillship)in 8,923 feet of water. Over 130 feet of light oil pay was encountered in porous Upper Campanian turbidite sands. The Farfan-1 appraisal well confirmed the extension of the discovery while encountering 167 feet of pay.
Activities
Status Updates
Testing of Third Farfan Appraisal Well Yields Good Results
Type: Appraisal Operations

Apr. 2015 - Formation testing of the third Farfan appraisal well has been completed. Petrobras and partner, IBV-Brasil, now plan to move forward with a Discovery Evaluation Plan (PAD). Results from the formation test have confirmed light oil (37 degree API) and good reservoir productivity.

Petrobras Confirms Farfan Extension with Third Appraisal
Type: Appraisal Operations

Feb. 2015 - Ongoing appraisal drilling has been able to confirm the extension of the 2012 Farfan oil discovery in Petrobras-operated Block SEAL-M-426 in the Sergipe Basin offshore Brazil. Well 3-SES-186 is being drilled by the Ocean Courage (UDW semisub) in in 8,000 feet of water. The well, the third to appraise Farfan, not only confirmed the extension but also detected 223 feet of new shallower oil-bearing reservoir. Petrobras plans to continue drilling to its target depth of almost 19,900 feet. Farfan equity holders include Petrobras (60%) and IBV Brazil (40%).

Pertrobras Confirms Farfan Extension
Type: Appraisal Operations

Aug. 2013 - Petrobras recently confirmed the extension of the 2012 Farfan discovery with the Farfan-1 appraisal well drilled at Block SEAL-M-426 in the Sergipe Basin. The well was drilled by the Deepsea Metro II (UDW drillship) in 8,123 feet of water. A 167-foot thick column of light oil was encountered in Upper Campanian turbidite sands that correspond to the discovery well drilled 3 miles away. A formation test will be carried out soon to assess reservoir productivity. Petrobras operates the license with 60% interest on behalf of its partner IBV Brasil (40%).

Petrobras Announces Farfan Discovery
Type: New Discovery

Oct. 2012 - Petrobras announced the discovery of light hydrocarbons at its Farfan prospect in block SEAL-M-426 offshore Brazil. Well 1-BRSA-851-SES is being drilled in 8,923 of water by the Deepsea Metro II (UDW drillship). A hydrocarbon bearing zone of 144 feet was discovered at a depth of 18,314 feet and was confirmed by wireline testing and fluid sample analysis. The rig will continue drilling to the target depth of 19,685. Petrobras and partner IBV Brazil hold 60% and 40% interest in the well respectively.

Farfan
Appraisal Drilling - May 2013 to -

Discovery (Drilled) - 2012 to May 2013

Update History
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UPDATE TYPE DATE DAYS AGO
Field Updated Apr 20, 2015 704
Activity Added Apr 16, 2015 708
Field Updated Feb 04, 2015 779
Field Status Updated Feb 04, 2015 779
Field Status Added Feb 04, 2015 779
Activity Added Feb 04, 2015 779
Field Updated Aug 16, 2013 1316
Project Description Added Aug 16, 2013 1316
Activity Added Aug 16, 2013 1316
Field Added Oct 11, 2012 1625
Field Status Added Oct 11, 2012 1625
Activity Added Oct 11, 2012 1625

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Field Name Farfan
Discovery Date Oct 2012
Block SEAL-M-426; BM-SEAL-11
Reserve Type Oil/Gas
Current Status Appraisal Drilling
Production Start
Water Depth 2,467 m / 8,141 ft