Our production in the pre-salt has set a new record. We have surpassed 480,000 barrels per day there. According to the prestigious British Evaluate Energy consultancy firm, which specializes in research and studies on the oil and gas industry, we are the only oil company to attain a production increase in the past six years, compared with other majors operating in the global industry. Our oil production rose from an average of 1,918,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd), in 2007, to 2,059,000 bpd in 2013, up about 140,000 barrels per day, considering the fields operated in Brazil and abroad.
We work every day to become one of the world's five largest oil producers. Last year, we reached the unprecedented mark of nine platforms delivered, which will add a million barrels per day to our production capacity. Get to know these nine platforms completed in 2013.
Important records were broken in March thanks to the hard work of our teams to increase asset productivity. As a result, we attained production records in the pre-salt, in refinery throughput, in natural gas delivery, and in fertilizer production. Read the statement we released this Monday (April 07):
Our total oil and natural gas output in Brazil was 2,327,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) in February, 0.7% above January, at 2,310,000 boed. Including production operated for our partners in Brazil, the February volume reached 2,476,000 boed, 1.5% more than the previous month's (2,438,000 boed).