Pará-Maranhão Basin

Considered a new frontier basin, the Pará-Maranhão Basin is situated in the central portion of the Brazilian equatorial margin - along the coastline of the states of Pará and Maranhão – covering an area of approximately . The activities carried out at this basin indicate the presence of light oil in the region.


Blocks PAMA-M-265 and PAMA-M-337

In the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP)’s 11th Bidding Round, QGEP acquired participating interests in two deep-water blocks in the Pará-Maranhão Basin: Blocks PAMA-M-265 and PAMA-M-337. QGEP is the operator of both blocks and holds 100% working interest. The prospects in those blocks have similar characteristics to those in the Foz do Amazonas region, with a different structural style. Mixed, structural, and stratigraphic accumulations are expected, with the predominant fluid being oil.

Under the exploratory program agreed with the ANP, the Company expects a 3D seismic survey for both blocks. There is also the commitment for an exploration well in Block PAMA-M-337. Regarding the local content, for both blocks, the commitment is of 37% in the exploration phase and 65% in the production phase. 

The Consortium completed the acquisition of the seismic data in the second quarter of 2016, and will process the data for the remainder of 2016.

Last updated on 2017-01-24T17:34:14


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