UK-based multinational oil and gas company, BP, has announced completion of flow test at its Itaipu-1A discovery well, located in block BM-C-32 in the deepwater sector of the Campos Basin, 125km offshore Brazil.

The company conducted drill stem test as a part of the discovery well appraisal program and the well achieved flow rates of up to 5,600 barrels of oil per day.

The results gathered from the pressure build-up after the main flow indicated good connectivity in the reservoir and BP set long term pressure monitoring gauges in the wellbore prior to the end of operations.

BP Brazil vice president exploration Neil Piggott said the good result from the Itaipu project indicates that commercially viable flow rates can be achieved from the Pre-Salt carbonate reservoir.

BP is the operator of BM-C-32 block holding 40% stake, whereas the other equity holders are Anadarko Petroleum and Maersk Energia with 33.3% and 26.7% interest, respectively.