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Petrobras oil and gas output up 4.8 per cent

06th August 2013

Petrobras oil and gas production boosted by new fields, platforms, and pre-salt exploration

Petrobras oil and gas output up 4.8 per cent
The increase in production was due to the startup of new wells, the return into operation of several platforms and the pre-salt’s rising contribution to total volume

Petrobras has announced that total output (oil and natural gas) in Brazil in June averaged 2.378 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), a 4.8 per cent increase against May. The rise in production has been spurred by the drilling of new fields, additional platforms and the exploration of the pre-salt layer.

 

Oil output (oil plus natural gas liquids - LNG) of all of the oil giant’s fields in Brazil was 1.979 million barrels per day (bpd) in June, 4.6 per cent higher than May, Petrobras said in a written statement.

 

The increase in production was due to the startup of new wells connected to platforms FPSO Cidade de Itajaí, in the Baúna field, Santos Basin, and FPSO Brasil, in the Roncador field, Campos Basin, in addition to the startup of FPSO Cidade de Paraty, in the Lula NE Pilot Project, in the Santos Basin pre-salt.

 

The production increase was also aided by the return into operation of platforms P-25 and P-31, in Albacora field, Campos Basin; and of FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis, which operates in the Lula field pilot project, in the Santos Basin pre-salt. These production units were undergoing planned shutdowns in May. According to the schedule, in June, platforms P-20 and Pampo-1 (PPM-1), both in Campos Basin, were suspended to undergo maintenance operations.

 

The pre-salt also witnessed an increase in its contribution to total volume. In June, a new record was set with the daily average of 310,200 bpd, including the share operated by the company for its partners.