Petrobras Sets Production Record in August
The petroleum production in Petrobras's fields in Brazil and abroad beat a new monthly record in August, reaching the average of 1,587,261 barrels/day. Out of this total, 1,551,450 barrels were produced in Brazil, and 35,811 were produced abroad, representing increases of 4% and 5,9% respectively, compared to the previous month. With the addition of the production of natural gas, in oil-equivalent barrels, the total volume produced by the Company reached 1,863,364 barrels per day, which stands for another record. Considering the natural gas only, Petrobras extracted, in August, 44,163 million m3 per day, of which 40,011 million were extracted from domestic fields and 3,519 million from abroad.
This is the sixth consecutive time, since March, that the monthly average benchmark production of oil and equivalent gas of 1,800 million barrels/day is beaten.
The production increase is a consequence of the high operational efficiency of platforms P-37 and P-40, in the fields of Marlim and Marlim Sul - Campos Basin, and the beginning of operations of the well ESP-15, in the field of Espadarte, in the same basin. In Campos basin only, which is the largest production area in the Country, 1,264,669 oil barrels were extracted daily in last month.
|STATE OIL||barrels/day||GAS in 1,000 m3/day|
|Rio Grande do Norte||82,973||2,551|
|Rio de Janeiro||1,264,669||18,265|
|ABROAD||barrels/day||GAS in 1,000 m3/day|