The Pre-Salt Production Increased 4.8% From April

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Oil production in Brazil in May was 2,048 million barrels / day (bbl / d), the Reduction of 1.2% over the same month of 2011. In comparison with April 2012, an Increase of 1.3%. The natural gas production was Approximately 68 million cubic meters / day. There was an Increase of 2.6% over the same month last year and 4.7% over the previous month.

Petrobras accounted for 94.4% of oil and natural gas. The offshore fields accounted for 91.1% of oil production and 75.4% of natural gas production.

The Marlin Sul field was the largest producer of oil and natural gas, with an average flow of 341.100 barrels of oil equivalent per day (341.1 Mboe / d). Of the top 20 producing oil and natural gas fields, two are operated by foreign companies : Pilgrim / Statoil (13) and Oyster / Shell (14). Three onshore fields included in the list of major oil producers: Carmarthen (15), Corner of Santo Amaro (17) and Eastern Urucu (20), with an average flow of 21.7 Mbbl / d, 20.5 Mbbl / 16 9 Mbbl / d, respectively.

The average API gravity of oil produced in March was 23.8 degrees. Of this total, 8% of production is Considered light oil (greater than or equal to 31 ° API), 56% oil medium (Between 22 ° and 31 ° API) and 36% heavy oil (less than 22 º API).

Gas Flaring

The burning of natural gas was Approximately 3.6 million cubic meters / day. There was a Decrease of 9.7% over the same month in 2011 and Decreased 0.6% Compared with April 2012. Considering only Concessions for the production phase, the use of natural gas was 95.1% in May.


The pre-salt production Grew by 4.8% Compared to last month, reaching 171.300 barrels of oil equivalent per day (171.3 Mboe / d) and 142.3 Mbbl / d of oil and 4, 6 MMM ³ of natural gas. Were The production wells from Ten fields Jubarte (1), Lula (5), and Barracuda Caratinga (1) and Marlin East (1), Marlin Flying (1) and Barracuda (1).

Mature Basins

The production from mature basins of land (fields / TLDs basins of Espirito Santo, Potiguar, Reconcavo, Sergipe and Alagoas) was 181.100 barrels of oil equivalent / day (181.1 Mboe / d) and 149.1 thousand barrels / day (149.1 Mbbl / d) of oil and 5.1 million cubic meters / day (5.1 MMM ³ / d) of natural gas.

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