Presalt boosts Petrobras’ production

Petrobras’ oil production in Brazil reached a new high last year, averaging 2.15 MMb/d.

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIROPetrobras’ oil production in Brazil reached a new high last year, averaging 2.15 MMb/d.

This represented a 0.4% increase on the previous year’s result and for the third successive year the company achieved its production target.

Petrobras’ natural gas production also reached a new high last year of 79.6 MMcm/d.

The company’s presalt production was 26% higher last year at 1.29 MMb/d.

The main factors were higher contributions from the Lula field in the Santos basin following the interconnection of new wells to the FPSOsCidade de Saquarema, Cidade de Maricá and Cidade de Itaguaí; start-up of operations at the P-66 platform; and at the Lapa field, new wells connected to the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba.

Also influential was the start of production at theFPSOPioneiro de Libra on the Mero field, again in the presalt Santos basin.

01/22/2018

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