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Statoil Confirms High-impact Discovery Offshore Brazil

Dow Jones Newswires --
Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA (STO) confirmed Monday it has made a high-impact discovery offshore Brazil, together with operator Repsol Sinopec and partner Petrobras (PBR).

The discovery was made in the Pao de Acucar prospect, about 195 kilometers offshore Rio de Janeiro State at a water depth of 2,800 meters.

A test flowed 5,000 barrels a day of light oil and 28.5 million cubic feet a day of natural gas.

This is the third discovery in the BM-C-33 block, and "confirms the area's high potential," Statoil said in a statement.

Repsol Sinopec is the operator of the exploration consortium with a 35% stake. Statoil holds a share of 35% and Petrobras holds 30%. Repsol Sinopec is a alliance between Spain's Repsol YPF SA (REP.MC) and China's Sinopec (SHI).


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honda0105
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tomok: it does not change the price at the pump. No matter how much you drill.
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Statoil Confirms High-impact Discovery Offshore Brazil, more oil for the world. Get that oil out of the ground and to market.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Seriously deep drilling
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Welcome to increasing the total world energy stock pile.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 7:36:20 AM

good for them.
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Good
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Good for them, maybe some will come our way
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 11:06:34 PM

there is a high impact discorevery in montana several years ago lets get it
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 11:05:21 PM

Unfortunately we cannot drill off of most of our coastline.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 11:01:59 PM

So, that does what for the price of oil
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 11:01:10 PM

More oil. But prices will still climb.
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DRILL - DRILL - DRILL
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GOOD NEWS FOR SOMEBODY!
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what about the u.s.
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More oil found, who would of thunk it.
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yeah
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I guess the republicanoilconglomerates will find a way to make billions off of it and gouge the US consumer again.
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More nat gas. When are we going to begin retrofitting our domestic fleet to nat gas? When? Maybe IF is the better answer. The transition must begin someday. Really.
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K
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lucky they don't have NOBAMA
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As more world oil reserves are revealed they can cause a lowering of world prices as more supply sources are available.
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Do we really need to find more places to drill?
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Good for Brazil.
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Will it lower the price at the pump?
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does us no good
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toadNY wrote: "Didn't Bush give them 2 Billion US tax Payers money?"

It wasn't Bush, it was the Ex-Im Bank and it was not a gift, it was a loan.
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Lets rock and roll!
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Drill if it's going to help prices come down...anything that will help...
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good for them
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Drill here! Drill now!
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ok
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Here we go again..
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:15:29 PM

another big discovery any the price at the pump continues to rise
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I love a gas related story that mebtions PBR!!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:12:43 PM

Since the rigs weren't needed in the Gulf of Mexico, they went to Brazil.
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OK
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Is this Nobama's oil that he sent rigs from Louisiana?
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Oil is oil! Bet they charge the same as everyone else.
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i guess not everyone wants to pay the middle east...hopefully it helps...hopefully
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:53:16 PM

Good for them, although I'm still steamed about Washington handing them our money.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:53:04 PM

ok
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OMG
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good for brazil
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OK
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:45:43 PM

That is almost an insignificant amount of oil based on worldwide consumption.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:43:39 PM

YEA!
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good on discovery. Now get drilling
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discovery and production are two different things
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:36:58 PM

i suppose our administration helped these folks drill off-shore there also?
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:35:46 PM

Seems like there's a lot more oil out there than we thought ...

I wonder if we'll need to revise the peak oil date ...?
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