Brazil is in the top 10 of oil and gas producers

According to the National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), Brazil is among the ten largest producers in the world of oil and natural gas in the last ten years. The survey was carried out by the and released last Thursday (5), in commemoration of the ten years of the beginning dissemination of the national production of the commodity.

According to government projections, it is estimated that in the next ten years, Brazil will reach the fifth place in the world ranking of oil production. In turn, the ANP pointed out that, in the last decade, pre-salt has become a protagonist of the offshore deepwater industry in the world. "Between September 2010 and September 2020 there were profound changes in the oil production environment in the country, bringing the spotlight from production in the Campos basin to the pre-salt santos basin," the Agency noted in the document.

It was also found that pre-salt production rose almost 60 times, surpassing the mark of 2 million barrels/day in the period of the last ten years. In 2011 alone, the first 100,000 barrels produced per day by the region were celebrated. In November 2018, the then Lula field, now Tupi, surpassed the mark of 1 billion barrels per day, after having surpassed in April 2017 the production of the region above the layer of ocean salt, until then the only region explored in the country.

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