Brazilian Oil Production Is Up For The Third Consecutive Month to 2.2 Million Barrels / Day

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Oil production in Brazil in February was Approximately 2,205,000 barrels / day (bbl / d), the third Consecutive Remaining month, up from 2.2 million bbl / d. There was an Increase of Approximately 6.9% in oil production Compared to the same month in 2011 and Decreased Approximately 1.1% over the previous month. The natural gas production in Brazil was around 67 million cubic meters / day (m³ / d), an Increase of Approximately 6.8% over the same month in 2011 and Decreased Approximately 5.7% Compared to January this year.

More than 90% (91.7%) of edible oil and natural gas from fields operated by Petrobras. Since June last year, oil production from other utility companies stands over 200,000 bbl / d. In February, was Approximately 207,000 bbl / d. Around 91.9 % of oil production and 76% of natural gas production in Brazil Were extracted from offshore fields.

The Marlin Sul field was the largest oil and natural gas well, with an average of 352.800 barrels of oil equivalent / day (boe / d). Two fields Began production early this month depending on the declarations of commerciality: dog snapper, with Approximately 16.900 boe / d, and Piracaba, with around 9.100 boe / d, Concessions located in the Santos basin, 100% by Petrobras.

Of the top 20 producing oil and natural gas fields, three are operated by foreign companies: Friar / Chevron (11th place), Pilgrim / Statoil (12) and Oyster / Shell (15). The three onshore fields with Greater production of oil and natural gas to barrels of oil equivalent Were Urucu Eastern, Rio Urucu and Carmarthen respectively.

Four wells are on land with the highest ratio of 30 natural gas production, two in Rio Urucu field and two field east of the Urucu.

Gas Flaring

There was a 31.9% Reduction of gas flaring on in February (Approximately 3.3 million m³ / d) Compared to the same month in 2011 and Approximately 26.8% over the previous month. The main Reasons for Reducing the flaring of natural gas Were stopping TLD- BM-S-9 During the month of February and the Reduction of burning natural gas in South Marlin, depending on the final period of the commissioning Activities of P-56.

Of the total natural gas burned, 95.4% eat from producing fields and 4.6% of long-term tests (TLDs) areas in the Exploration Phase. Considering the production fields, the use of natural gas in the month was 95.3%.


The pre-production of salt was 117,900 bbl / day oil and 3.7 million cubic meters / d of natural gas, totaling 141.500 boe / d, of 22.5% Reduction Compared to the past months. Main reason for the Reduction was stopping production of the well 3BRSA861SPS (TLD-BMS-9) due to the accident at the FPSO Dynamic Producer at the end of January 2012.

The production was coming from nine wells: Humpback 6BRSA639ESS in 9BRSA716RJS, 4BRSA711RJS, and 3BRSA496RJS 9BRSA908DRJS in Lula, 6BRSA806RJS in Caratinga and Barracuda, Marlin 6BRSA817RJS in East 6BRSA770DRJS in Marlin and Albacore and 3BRSA861SPS in TLD-BM-S-9 (Carioca Northeast) . Of the nine wells producing pre-salt reservoirs, six are among the 30 with the highest total production in barrels of oil equivalent. In the field of Lula, three of the four producing wells Currently on the list of top 30 producers. The P -57, located in the Jubarte field, produced by 11 wells connected to it about 154.500 boe / platform was the most productive.

Mature basins

The production of mature basins land (fields / TLDs Basins of the Holy Spirit, Potiguar, Reconcavo, Sergipe and Alagoas) was 175.700 boe / d, and 144.900 bbl / d oil and 4.9 million m³ / d of natural gas. Of this total, 3.100 boe / d produced by Concessions Were not operated by Petrobras, with 416.1 boe / d in Alagoas, 894.8 boe / d in Bahia, 3.0 boe / d in the Holy Spirit, 1512, 6 boe / d in Rio Grande do Norte and 248.9 boe / d in Sergipe.

Fields with marginal accumulations produced a total 129.3 bbl / d of oil and 33.900 m³ / d of natural gas. Among These fields, Good Place, operated by the Dawn, was the largest oil producer, with 47.0 bbl / d, and Morro do Barro , operated by Panergy, was the largest natural gas producer, with 31.400 m³ / d.

The average API gravity of oil produced in the month was 23.5 ° Approximately, 8% and production of light oil is Considered (> = 31 ° API) oil is 54% medium (> = 22 ° API and <31 ° API) and 38% is heavy oil (<22 ° API) (classification According to the ANP Ordinance No. 09/2000).

The production of oil and natural gas in Brazil in 9008 Were from wells. The field with the largest number of producing wells was Canto do Amaro, Potiguar, with 1.113 wells.

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