Increased Natural Gas Production 7.7% Compared To March 2011

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Oil production in Brazil in March was 2,085,000 barrels / day (bbl / d), an Increase of 0.1% over the same month of 2011. Compared to the February fall was 5.4%. The natural gas production was Approximately 66 million cubic meters / day . There was an Increase of 7.7% over the same month last year and down 1.4% over the previous month. The greatest Reduction Observed in Frade field was due to the interruption of production of the grant.

Petrobras accounted for 92.7% of oil and natural gas. The offshore fields accounted for 91.4% of oil production and 74.9% of natural gas production.

Of the top 20 producing oil and natural gas fields, three are operated by foreign companies: Pilgrim / Statoil (11), Oyster / Shell (15) and Friar / Chevron (17). Two fields are onshore Also included in the list: Carmarthen (18) and Song of Santo Amaro (20), with an average flow of 22.400 barrels / day (24 Mbbl / d) and 19 300 barrels per day (19.3 Mbbl / d).

The average API gravity of oil produced in March was 23.7 degrees. Of this total, 8% of production is Considered light oil (greater than or equal to 31 ° API), 55% oil medium (Between 22 ° and 31 ° API) and 37% heavy oil (less than 22 º API).

Gas Flaring

The burning of natural gas was Approximately 3.7 million cubic meters / day. There was a Decrease of 0.1% over the same month in 2011 and 11.3% Increased Compared to February. The main PvM and PvP was recorded in the field of Lula, due to the start of a new test in the well 4BRSA711RJS with the FPSO Cidade de Sao Vicente.


The pre-salt production Grew by 12% Compared to last month, reaching 158.500 barrels of oil equivalent per day (158.5 Mboe / d) and 130.7 Mbbl / d of oil and 4.4 ³ MMM. The production was coming from eight wells in the basins of humpback (1), Lula (5), Barracuda and Caratinga (1) East and Marlin (1).

Mature Basins

The production from mature basins of land (fields / TLDsdas Basins of the Holy Spirit, Potiguar, Reconcavo, Sergipe and Alagoas) was 175.400 barrels of oil equivalent / day (175.4 Mboe / d) and 145 100 thousand barrels of oil / d (145.1 bbl / d) of oil and 4.8 million cubic meters (4.8 MMM ³ / d) of natural gas.

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