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Brazilian crude oil production fell in October amid maintenance work at several offshore platforms, industry regulator ANP said on Thursday.
Oil output totaled 2.62Mb/d, down 1.8% from the previous month, ANP said in a bulletin. Natural gas output also dipped 1.8% to 109Mm3/d.
"The fall in oil and gas production owes to maintenance stoppages on some platforms, particularly the Cidade Angra dos Reis FPSO [floating production, storage and offloading unit] at Lula field," the agency said.
Production from pre-salt fields, located up to 7km below the Atlantic, averaged 1.42Mboe/d, down 2.7% from the September figure.
Offshore blocks were responsible for 94.7% of oil and 77.1% of natural gas. Fields operated by state-run firm Petrobras delivered 93.3% of overall oil and gas output.
Lula field in the Santos basin was the highest producer of both oil and natural gas, contributing 629,500b/d and 27.5Mm3/d.