Petrobras encountered gas while drilling an extension well on concession BM-SEAL-4 to test the potential of the Poco Verde area of the ultradeepwater Sergipe-Alagoas basin, offshore Brazil. The well, which lies 58 km off Aracaju, Brazil, was drilled in 2196 m of water. According to Petrobras, the reservoir has good porosity characteristics. Petrobras (75%) is operator with partner ONGC (25%).
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