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2013-04-25

Petrobras celebrates 7 years with new pre-salt production record

Petrobras announced that it reached a record production of 300,000 barrels of oil in pre-salt layer of the Santos and Campos. Of this volume, 83%, or 249,000 barrels correspond to the portion of Petrobras and the rest of the partner companies. The brand, achieved on February 20, is seven years after the discovery of oil in pre-salt layer.

In the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Mexico, for example, it took 17 years after the first discovery, to achieve production of 300,000 barrels of oil per day.

The record supports the study "Outlook 2030" prepared by the oil company BP, on the world energy market. In it, Brazil is the third largest oil producer by 2030. Increased production in the country will be 2.7 million barrels per day, of which 2 million will come from deepwater pre-salt.

According to the company, the six fields located in the Santos Basin produced 129,000 barrels per day, while the 11 fields in the Campos Basin accounted for 57% of the total, or 171,000 barrels per day. The natural gas production in the two basins was 9.8 million cubic meters daily.

The average monthly production of oil in pre-salt layer, in February 2013, has already reached 281,000 barrels per day, representing a growth of 138% in just 12 months.

More Platforms

Petrobras informs that the production of pre-salt occurs in eight platforms, four of them unique to this operating segment. According to the company, in May, another platform will be put into operation in the Santos Basin, the FPSO Cidade de Paraty, with capacity to process 120,000 barrels per day and 5 million cubic meters of gas.

Between 2014 and 2016, eleven other new platforms coming on stream for production in pre-salt, ten in the Santos Basin and one in the Campos Basin. "This will allow oil production operated by Petrobras in the pre-salt layer, already in 2017, will exceed one million barrels of oil per day," says the company.

Source: Writing NNpetro / Photo: publicity


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