Brazil had a fall in production in January

Brazil's oil production in January was 2,615,000 barrels per day (bbl/d), high of 0.1% before December, but fall of 2.7% compared to the same month of last year, according to data released by the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural gas and biofuels (ANP).

The recoil in the annual comparison occurred amid a drop in the production of Petrobras due to a stop for maintenance in unity in the Whale park, in the basin of Campos. Of the total oil produced in the country in January, the state responded by approximately 2 million of barrels.

The production of natural gas totaled 112 million cubic meters per day, a reduction of 0.84% compared to the previous month and an increase of 2.3% in front of January 2017.

Considering only the Brazilian pre-salt, the production totaled 1,723,000 of barrels of oil equivalent (gas and oil) per day (boe/d), high of 2.3% in the monthly comparison, responding by 51.9% of the total produced in Brazil.

In December of last year, for the first time the pre-salt was responsible for more than 50% of the Brazilian production of barrels of oil and natural gas.

The milestone occurred last December when the pre-salt responded by 50.7% of the total barrels of oil and natural gas extracted in the country.

According to the National Agency of Petroleum, natural gas and biofuels, the country produced 1,381,000 barrels of oil per day and 54 million of daily m³ of natural gas by means of 85 wells in the pre-salt, one of the largest oil provinces discovered in the world in Last decade.

The ANP pointed out that the field of Lula, in the Santos Basin, was the largest producer of oil and natural gas, producing, on average, 842,000 bbl/d of Petroleum and 35.4 million of m³/d of natural gas. According to the regulator, the average petroleum production of Petrobras, as concessionaire, in January was approximately 2,508,000 of BoE/d. Shell, the second largest producer in Brazil and Petrobras ' main partner, produced in January 405,400. Source: G1

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