PetroTal has submitted reference terms to Peru’s environmental certification service for sustainable investments (Senace) to conduct exploration at Amazon block 95.
The work entails the acquisition of 2D seismic covering 1,200km across 94 seismic lines on the acreage in the northeast region of Loreto. The project will take an estimated 200 days.
Once approved, the reference terms will be used to prepare the detailed environmental impact study.
The upstream operator recently said that a seismic program on the block was aimed at upgrading leads to drillable prospects, and that most leads are on trend with the block’s Bretaña producing field (pictured).
Crude output at block 95 this month through December 6 has averaged 5,124b/d or 18.6% of total production, making it the second largest oil producer after CNPC block X with 12,237b/d, according to hydrocarbons licensing authority Perupetro.
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In Peru, PetroTal also holds exploration block 107 in the central highland region of Pasco.
Senace information also shows that the company’s citizen participation plan to advance the area’s development was approved.
The project envisions the incorporation of the Constitución Sur location and associated test production facilities into a previously approved environmental impact study.