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Brazil’s pre-salt production levels on the rise

08th July 2014

Brazil’s total oil and gas production reached a record 2,721 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in May, according to state regular the ANP

Brazil’s pre-salt production on the rise
The nation’s pre-salt production increased 9.1 per cent from the previous month, reaching a total of 549,300 barrels of oil equivalent per day

The report states that a production level of 2,189 million barrels of per day of oil and 84.5 million cubic metres of gas a day was achieved.

This amounts to a 9.8 per cent increase on last year’s May oil production, and a 12.9 per cent increase in gas production.

The nation’s pre-salt production increased 9.1 per cent from the previous month, reaching a total of 549,300 barrels of oil equivalent per day (448,200 barrels of oil and 16.1 million cubic metres of natural gas per day).

The majority of this pre-salt output was achieved from 33 wells located in the Baleia Azul, Baleia Franca, Barracuda, Caratinga, Búzios, Linguado, Lula, Marlim Leste, Pampo, Sapinhoá and Trilha fields.

Around 90.9 per cent of output came from fields operated by state-owned company Petrobras, and approximately 92.2 per cent of total production came from offshore plays.

The Roncador field in the Campos basin was the nations largest producer, averaging 249,200 barrels per day, whilst the eastern Urucú field in the Solimões Basin produced the most natural gas with an average daily output of 6.4 million cubic metres.

The P-52 platform in the Roncador field produced about 134,800 barrels of oil equivalent per day and was the largest production unit.

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