Petrobras operations returning to normal after planned stoppages, hurricane

Petrobras’ total oil and natural gas production in September was 2.79 MMboe/d.

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIROPetrobras’ total oil and natural gas production in September was 2.79 MMboe/d, with 2.68 MMboe/d produced in Brazil and 106,000 boe/d produced abroad.

The average oil production in the country was 2.17 MMb/d, 2.8% above the volume of August. The natural gas production in Brazil, excluding the liquefied volume, was 81.5 MMcm/d, 2.0% above the previous month. This was due mainly to operations getting back to normal, after the scheduled stoppage of the FPSOCidade de Itaguaí and FPSO Cidade de Maricá, both operating in the Lula field in the Santos basin presalt.

Presalt production was 1.68 MMboe/d, which was 6.6% more than the previous month.

The company’s oil production in overseas fields increased 3.3% to an average of 64,000 b/d, and gas output from these field was 6.9% lower at 7.2 MMcm/d.

The oil production increase was a consequence of producing fields in the US Gulf of Mexico returning to normal after Hurricane Harvey. The gas production decrease was due to operational issues at the Hadrian South field.


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