RIO DE JANEIRO – Petrobras remains on target for full-year average production of 2.7 MMboe/d.
During 3Q, output from the company’s presalt fields rose 17% to 1.367 MMboe/d, representing 60.4% of Brazil’s total oil production.
The increase was due to the ramp-up of six platforms that have come onstream in 2018 and 2019 (P-74, P-75, P-76, and P-77 on the Búzios field and P-67 and P-69 on Lula), which collectively contributed 441,000 b/d in 3Q.
Other factors were the start-up of nine producing wells connected to the FPSO Cidade Campos dos Goytacazes from the post-salt Tartaruga Verde field; and the P-69 and P-76, at Lula and Búzios, reaching their full production capacity of 150,000 b/d with a respective ramp-up time of 10.3 and 7.7 months.
Eleven wells have already been drilled, comprising eight producers and three injectors, and five of the wells are ready for interconnection.