Rio de Janeiro, March 14th, 2017 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras informs that its total oil and natural gas production in February totaled 2.82 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), from which 2.703 million boed were produced in Brazil and 113 thousand boed abroad.
The average oil production in the country was 2.20 million barrels per day (bpd), 1% lower than January. This result was mainly due to the scheduled stoppage of FPSO Cidade de Paraty, located in Lula Nordeste field, in Santos Basin pre-salt, and to the ending of the test phase of the Anticipated Production System (SPA), which operated in Búzios field under the Transfer of Rights Agreement. The SPA objective was to gather information about the behavior of this field’s reservoirs.
In February, the production of natural gas in Brazil, excluding the liquefied volume, was 80.2 million m³/d, 1% lower than the previous month, mainly because of the scheduled stoppage of FPSO Cidade de Paraty.
In February, the oil and natural gas production operated by Petrobras (own part and third parties) in the pre-salt layer was 1.53 million boed. This volume represents 41% growth compared to the production in February of 2016. Compared to January of this year, however, this volume recorded a 3% reduction due to the scheduled stoppage of FPSO Cidade de Paraty, located in Lula Nordeste field, in Santos Basin pre-salt, and to the ending of the test phase of the SPA, in Búzios field.
Gas and oil production abroad
In February, oil production in fields abroad was 63.5 million bpd, volume 8% lower than the previous month. Natural gas production was 8.4 million m³/d, 3% lower than the volume produced in January of 2017. This performance was mainly due to the operational stoppage of fields Lucius and Hadrian South, in the U.S., because of distribution limitation, since it is performed through facilities from third parties.