Petrobras: Oil and natural gas output in September

Oil and natural gas output in September

CAMPO_LULA_PRE_SAL_2_menor.jpgIn September, our total oil and natural gas output was 2.79 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), of which 2.68 billion boed produced in Brazil and 106,000 boed abroad.

The average oil output in the country was 2.17 million barrels per day (bpd), 2.8 percent more than in August. This was mainly due to operation normalization after the scheduled shutdowns of FPSOs Cidade de Itaguaí and Cidade de Maricá, both Operating in the Lula field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt region.

Natural gas production in Brazil, excluding the liquefied volume, was 81.5 million cubic meters per day, 2.0 percent more than in the previous month. This increase was also due to the return to operation of the platforms mentioned above. It should be noted that the use the gas produced at the platforms operated by Petrobras set a new monthly record for the second consecutive month, closing at 97.0 percent.

Production in the pre-salt

In September, the oil and natural gas output we operate (own and partner portions) in the pre-salt layer added up to 1.68 million boed, 6.6 percent more than the previous month’s. This was also due to operation normalization at FPSOs Cidade de Itaguaí and Cidade de Maricá.

Oil and gas production abroad

In September, oil output at fields located abroad was 64,000 bpd, up 3.3 percent compared to the previous month’s mark. This increase was due to production normalization at producing fields in the US after the passage of Hurricane Harvey.

Natural gas production was 7.2 million cubic meters per day, 6.9 percent less than the August 2017 output. This performance was mainly due to production reduction at the Hadrian South field due to operational incidents.