Brazilian oil company Petrobras has started drilling at the Peroba block in the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin.
The Peroba block is located 300 km off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, south of the Lula field and east of the Sapinhoá field.
The location near these fields, which are among the most productive of the pre-salt, indicates the high potential of the area, Petrobras has said. The water depth is between 2,100 m and 2,600 m and the total area is 1,073.41 km².
Petrobras is the operator (40%), in partnership with BP Energy do Brasil Ltda. (40%) and with CNODC Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda. (20%), a subsidiary of CNPC.