Brazil: Declaration of Commercial Discovery for Xerelete (Formerly Curio)
Total confirms that it has filed a declaration of commercial discovery with the Brazilian authorities for the ultra-deep offshore Xerelete (formerly Curio) discovery. ( Total )
Discovered in 2001 by Total, then operator, the field extends over two blocks, Block BC- 2, in which Total has a 41.2% interest alongside Petrobras (operator) and Devon, and Block BMC- 14, in which the Group has a 50% interest alongside Petrobras (operator).
Located in the prolific Campos Basin, 250 kilometres offshore Rio de Janeiro, Xerelete contains relatively heavy oil (17° to 20° API). The field is Brazil's deepest discovery to date, lying in 2,400 metres of water.
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