Brazil - Oil production increased 2.1% in September compared to August and 5.1% compared to September 2010

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The pre-salt production grew 1.4% compared to August
In September 2011, the Brazilian oil production was 2,099 Mbbl / d (thousand barrels per day), representing an increase of approximately 5.1% compared to the same month in 2010 and approximately 2.3% over in August. MMM were produced 65 ³ / d (million cubic meters per day) of natural gas, an increase of approximately 2.1% from the same month in 2010 and decreased approximately 1.9% compared with the previous month. The production of oil and gas in September 2509 totaled Mboe / d (barrels of oil equivalent per day). Information is the Bulletin of Oil and Natural Gas announced today that the ANP (3 / 11) on its website.

From this edition, the Bulletin of Oil and Natural Gas is to disclose the relationship of the 20 largest onshore fields (except fields operated by Petrobras) as a way to record the performance of production of small and medium producers.

In total, 299 concessions operated by 25 different companies were responsible for domestic production in September. Of these, 76 are 223 concessions are terrestrial and marine. Of the 299 awards, nine are in exploratory activities and produced by Test (EWT), and ten other fields are accumulations containing marginal bid.

The pre-salt production was 113.1 Mbbl / d of oil and 3.5 MMM ³ / d of natural gas, totaling 135.0 Mboe / d barrels of oil equivalent, up 1.4% over the month the past. The production comes from the seven wells, and 1BRSA108AESS 6BRSA639ESS Jubarte field (Campos Basin), and 9BRSA716RJS 3BRSA755ARJS for Lula (Santos Basin), 6BRSA806RJS in Caratinga and Barracuda, Marlin 6BRSA817RJS in the East, and in 6BRSA770DRJS Marlin and Flying (all located in the Campos Basin).

Producing fields
The Roncador field (Campos Basin) remains the largest producer of oil and Urucu River (Solimões Basin), the largest producer of natural gas. Of the top 20 producing oil fields, three are operated by foreign companies: Friar / Chevron (eighth place), Oyster / Shell (tenth place) and Pilgrim / Statoil (16. Place). The three largest onshore fields producing oil and natural gas to barrels of oil equivalent were Urucu Eastern, Rio Urucu and Carmarthen respectively. Around 90.8% of oil production and natural gas from fields operated by Petrobras.

Approximately 91.1% of oil production and 73.9% of natural gas production in Brazil were extracted from offshore fields. The onshore fields Urucu River and east of Urucu, both in the Solimoes Basin, occupied the first and second positions, respectively, in respect of the largest producers of natural gas, and also among the 20 largest producers in barrels of oil equivalent.

Wells with higher production
9BRSA716RJS Well, the field of Lula, the pre-salt Santos Basin, follows as well with the increased production of oil, the fifth consecutive time, with a production of 27.5 Mbbl / d. The field of Carmarthen, terrestrial field with more oil production, produced 21.9 Mbbl / d by 1064 wells. Seven onshore wells are among the 30 most productive natural gas, six Rio Urucu field and one TLD-SOL-T-171.

The total production September 8991 were from the wells. The field with the largest number of producing wells was Canto do Amaro, Potiguar Basin, with 1,133 wells.

Mature basins land
The production from mature basins of land (fields / TLDs Basins of the Holy Spirit, Potiguar, Reconcavo, Sergipe and Alagoas) was 180.0 Mboe / d, and 147.9 Mbbl / d of oil and 5.1 MMM ³ / d of natural gas. Of this total, 3.3 Mboe / d were not produced by concessions operated by Petrobras, with 434.9 boe / d in Alagoas, 1115.8 boe / d in Bahia, 29.0 boe / d in the Holy Spirit, 1633.1 boe / d in Rio Grande do Norte and 87.4 boe / d in Sergipe.

The P-52 platform, located in the Roncador field, produced about 129.0 Mboe / remains of the platform with increased production.

API gravity
The average API gravity of oil produced in the month was approximately 23.8 °.

Gas flaring
There was a reduction of approximately 17.0% in the burning of natural gas compared to the same month in 2010 and increased approximately 19.9% ​​over the previous month. The largest increase in the burning of natural gas was recorded in the Marlim Sul field, due to the commissioning period (preparation and maintenance of equipment after the commencement of operations) of the P-56.

Of the total natural gas burned in September, 86.2% were from the fields into production and 13.8% of TLDs of the exploration phase. Considering only the concessions in the production phase, the use of natural gas in the month was 92.7%.

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