Petrobras finds gas at Uchuva well, offshore Colombia

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A discovery of accumulated natural gas was made by Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras, 32 kilometers off the coast of Colombia in the Uchuva-1 well.

The company announced Friday that the well was drilled at a water depth of approximately 830 meters, in the Tayrona Block.

It plans to continue activities in the block to evaluate the dimensions of the gas accumulation.

Petrobras owns a 44.44% operating stake in Tayrona, while Ecopetrol has a 55.56% stake.

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The operator attributed the find to the consortium’s application of new technological solutions in the areas of geology and geophysics, added to their expertise in deepwater operations.

This discovery is the result of the consortium’s actions to enhance the use of data through the application of new technological solutions of geology and geophysics, added to the expertise in deepwater operations.

Petrobras hopes to develop a new frontier of exploration and production in Colombia, by focusing on deepwater and ultra deepwater assets in its Colombia portfolio.

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