Brazilian natural gas production has exceptional number in January

According to data released by the National Agency of Petroleum (ANP) in the month January to domestic production (including pre-salt and post-salt onshore fields) recorded 109.9 million cubic meters of gas, while the deriving of the 73 wells that bind to the country pre-salt yielded 9.5 million cubic meters.

The Lula field, in the Santos Basin, the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the country, recorded production of 31.6 million cubic meters of natural gas per day, exceeding average recorded earlier.

There was also growth in oil production in the country in January this year, the daily average volume reached was 1.59 million barrels of oil equivalent per day. The highest recorded since 2010, when oil began producing oil extracted from the pre-salt geological layer in Brazil.

The wells that bind to the pre-salt recorded production of 1.28 million barrels of oil, which was represented the total of 47% of production in January. The national extraction, arising both from the pre-salt, as the post-salt and onshore fields marked 2.69 million barrels of oil. But the Lula field, in the Santos Basin, accounted for 729,500 barrels of oil, increasing the previous mark of 710, 9 thousand barrels recorded in December 2016.

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