August production totaled 2.576Mb/d, down 1.8% from the previous month, as platform shutdowns impacted operations at the pre-salt Lula field, regulator ANP said on Monday.
Venezuelan officials say the companies are involved in plans to add "200,000b/d and 300,000b/d" from selected fields in the states of Monagas and Zulia.
The country has identified which regions have the cheapest gas supply.
BNamericas looks at the major talking points from Brazil's 14th oil and gas licensing round, in which ExxonMobil announced its return to the South American country and hinted at bigger things to come at pre-salt rights auctions.
Unable to reach consensus with union leaders over health care coverage and other issues, state oil company Ancap has been forced to import refined products that it would normally produce itself.