Production Of Pre-Salt Hit Record In July

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 05 Sep 2012 07:20
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The pre-salt production in July was 172.800 barrels / day of oil and 5.7 million cubic meters, totaling 208.900 barrels of oil equivalent per day (Mboe / d), up 9% Compared to last month, When It Reached 191.2 Mboe / day. It was the biggest production from the pre-salt reservoirs, Which exceeded the 200 second time Mboe / d. The first was in December 2011, with production of 200.6 Mboe / d.

The record production was derived from wells located in 10 fields Humpback (1), Lula (5), Caratinga and Barracuda (1), Marlim Leste (1), Marlin and Flying (1) and Barracuda (1). Of the 10 producing wells of the pre-salt, seven are among the top 30 producers. Highlight for Lula Field wells, three of Which are among the top five producers being the 7LL3DRJS, the largest producer in July with average flow of 37.2 Mboe / d.

In Brazil, oil production was 2,023,000 barrels Approximately / day, a decline of 2.6% Compared to July 2011 and 0.5% Compared to June of this year. Reached 71 MMm3 Gas production, growth of 6.1% over the same month of 2011 and 4.1 Decreased % Compared to the previous month. The P-52 platform, located in Roncador, produced 151.1 Mboe / day and was the one with the highest production.

The largest Reductions in oil and natural gas in the previous month, were seen in the fields and Marimbá Albacora Leste due to scheduled maintenance Stoppages at platforms P-08 (Marimbá) and P-50 (Albacora Leste). Marlim Sul The field in the Campos Basin, Which had Been the largest oil and natural gas producer second largest, with average production of 321.9 Mboe / d.

The burning of natural gas, 3.6 MMm3 / d, Decreased 30.7% Compared to July 2011 and an power increase of 0.4% Compared to the previous month.

In July of 2012, 308 concessions operated by 26 companies were Responsible for domestic production. Of these, 79 229 are terrestrial and maritime concessions. It is noteworthy That the total concessions
producers, seven are in producing and exploratory Activities through testing (EWT) and another 11 are on contracts of areas containing accumulations Outsiders.

The average API gravity of the oil produced in the month was 23.8 ° Approximately, 8% of production and is Considered light oil (> = 31 ° API), 57% is oil medium (> = 22 ° API and <31 ° API) and 35% is heavy oil (<22 ° API), According to the classification of ANP Ordinance No. 09/2000, production of oil and natural gas in Brazil was coming from 9005 wells, 755 marine and terrestrial 8250. The field with the highest number of producing wells was Canto do Amaro, Potiguar basin, with 1113 wells.

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