The well encountered a hydrocarbon column of about 1,000m in Albian reservoirs with about 110m of net pay.

According to the company, the drilling of the well is in progress and has already reached the Aptian section of the reservoir identifying hydrocarbons through a high gas presence.

OGX general executive officer and exploration officer Paulo Mendonca said this discovery is important for its huge hydrocarbon column and net pay identified in the Albian section, as well as by the quality of the Aptian reservoir and its behavior.

The OGX-63 well, known as Fortaleza, is located in the BM-S-57 block in the shallow waters of the Santos Basin and OGX holds a 100% working interest in this block.