Brazil Natural Gas Production Hits Record High In June

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 05 Aug 2012 07:51
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The natural gas production in Brazil in June was the highest ever recorded in the country. We produced MMm3/dia Approximately 72 million, Exceeding the production in December 2011, Which registered an average of 71.4 MMm3/dia. There was a 7% Increase Compared to the same period in 2011 and 5.2% over the previous month.

The burning of natural gas was 3.5 MMm3/dia, down 20.1% Compared to the same month in 2011 and 1.1% from May. The emphasis on natural gas production was the producer of well performance Canapu (4BRSA26ESS), in the Espirito Santo Basin, Which resumed production after four months unopened. The well was the fifth largest producer with an average flow of 1.3 MMm3/dia.

The production of pre-salt, 157 Mbbl / d of oil and 5.4 MMm3/dia, totaling 191.2 Mboe / day, Showed an Increase of 11.6% Compared to last month. Such a production that is more than twice the average production of 2011, 71 Mbbl / day. Of the 10 producing wells in the pre-salt, six are among the top 30 producers.

Oil production was Approximately 2.033 Mbbl / day, down 4.9% Compared with June 2011 and 0.7% Compared to May of this year. The Marlin Sul field was the largest oil production and the second largest natural gas producer, with an average production of 331 Mboe / day. The Manati field was the largest producer of natural gas, with an average production of 6.7 MMm3/dia.

About 94% of oil and natural gas production from fields operated by Petrobras. The offshore fields accounted for Approximately 91% of oil production and 76.2% natural gas. Of the top 20 producing oil and natural gas fields, two are operated by foreign companies: Pilgrim / Statoil (11) and Oyster / Shell (15).

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