Petrobras domestic crude output slips in January

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Brazil's Petrobras said its domestic oil production in January was 2.23Mb/d, down 3% from December.

The federal energy giant attributed the dip to a scheduled stoppage of platform P-40 in the Marlim Sul field and maintenance at one Cidade de Anchieta FPSO well in Parque das Baleias, both in the Campos basin.

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The company's domestic natural gas output, excluding liquefied volume, was 81.4Mm3/d last month, "in line" with December production.


Petrobras highlighted that its pre-salt oil production in January hit a record 1.59Mboe/d, with monthly and daily oil output records of 1.28Mb/d and 1.34Mb/d, the latter achieved on January 4.

The results were mainly due to new wells at Santos basin FPSOs Cidade de Caraguatatuba (Lapa field); Cidade de Saquarema, Cidade de Mangaratiba and Cidade de Itaguaí (Lula field); and Cidade de São Paulo (Sapinhoá field), said the company.

Petrobras also pointed to higher operating performance at Campos platform P-58 in Parque das Baleias.

On another front, Petrobras and Foro Energy signed an amendment extending their technology cooperation agreement for developing a next generation high power laser drilling system by two years.

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