Brazil Regional Prospectivity: Highlights for Future Rounds

In the June 2018 edition of GEO ExPro Spectrum’s Karyna Rodriguez, Neil Hodgson and Richie Miller look at the regional prospecitivity of Brazil and what this means for future licensing rounds in the area.

The recent Brazilian licence rounds have been extremely successful but
also extremely competitive as the industry has focused on areas with well-established and prolific petroleum systems, such as the Santos, Campos and Sergipe Basins. In the latest round, blocks were also awarded in the less explored East Potiguar Basin where recently acquired 2D seismic data revealed the continuation of the Pitu oil discovery play fairway but within thicker and larger syn-rift structures.

In anticipation of future rounds, regional seismic datasets provide excellent coverage of open blocks (Figure 1) offering great insights into their prospectivity.

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Brazil Regional Prospectivity: Highlights for Future Rounds