According to data from the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), oil and gas production in Brazil was virtually stable in April, at 3.738 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), against 3.739 million boe/d in March.
The result was a 0.51% drop in oil production to 2.958 million barrels per day (b/d) and a 1.85% increase in natural gas production to 124 million cubic meters per day (m3/d).
Petrobras recorded a 0.78% drop in total production to 2.767 million boe/d, resulting from a 1.14% drop in oil production to 2.162 million b/d and a 0.4% increase in natural gas production to 96.1 million m3/d.
The pre-salt corresponded to 69.5% of the total produced in April, increasing the share recorded in March (66.7%), with production of 2.597 boe/d. Oil production in the region was 2.057 million b/d and natural gas, of 85.9 million m3/d.
The Lula field, in the Santos basin, remains the largest producing field, recording in April production of 1.032 million b/d of oil and 45.6 million m3/d of natural gas. Or 1.21 million boe/d. Buzios was second, with 380,000 boe/d.