RIO DE JANEIRO– Petrobras’ production in Brazil last month averaged 2.74 MMboe/d.
Oil was 3% lower than in December, averaging 2.23 MMb/d.
This was due mainly to the scheduled stoppage of theP-40 platform at the Marlim Sul field, and to maintenance work on a production well at Parque das Baleias. Both fields are in the Campos basin.
However, the company’s presalt oil production reached a new high of 1.34 MMb/d on Jan. 4, falling back later to average 1.28 MMb/d.
The improvement was mainly due to higher output through new wells connected to FPSOs in the Santos basin, namelyCidade de Caraguatatuba (over the Lapa field); Cidade de Saquarema, Cidade de Mangaratiba, and Cidade de Itaguaí (all serving the Lula field); and Cidade de São Paulo (Sapinhoá).
There was also an improved operating performance at theP-58 platform serving Parque das Baleias.
Petrobras’ share of oil production in fields overseas rose 13% last month to 69,000 b/d, mainly as a result of operations resuming at thedeepwater Agbami field off Nigeria following a scheduled stoppage in December.