Petrobras announces it has identified the presence of gas while drilling extension well 3-BRSA-1022-SES (3-SES-181). The well is located in the Discovery Evaluation Plan area of Poço Verde in concession BM-SEAL-4 in Sergipe-Alagoas Basin ultra-deep waters.

The well, informally known as Poço Verde 1, is situated 58km off the coast of Aracaju, at a water depth of 2,196 meters. Reservoirs containing good porosity characteristics were detected, confirming project expectations.The Poço Verde accumulation is part of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin deep-water development program.

Petrobras, BM-SEAL-4 operator with a 75% stake, in partnership with India-based company ONGC holder of 25%, will proceed with the activities outlined for the area.