Brazil – Oil and gas production in April grows in relation to March and 2018

June 3, 2019

Brazil oil and gas production in Brazil grew for the second consecutive time in April compared to March and the same month of 2018. In total, they totaled 3.314 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe / d ).

In April, oil production was 2.604 million barrels per day (bbl / d), an increase of 1.7% in relation to March and 0.3% compared to the same month of the previous year. Natural gas production reached 113 million cubic meters per day (m³ / d), an increase of 1.3% over the previous month and 3.8% compared to the same month last year.

April production data is available on the Monthly Bulletin of Petroleum and Natural Gas Production.

Pre-salt

The production of the pre-salt approached a little over 60% of the total national production, reaching 59.8%, against 59.4% in the previous month. In April, it grew 2.3% in relation to the previous month and 10.9% in comparison with the same month of 2018. This is the second consecutive time that the production of the pre-salt grows more than 10% in relation to the same period in March. The increase was 11% in March.

In April, output from 94 wells was 1.572 million barrels of oil per day (bbl / d) and 64.9 million cubic meters of natural gas per day (m³ / d). The total was 1.980 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe / d).

Use of natural gas

The use of natural gas in April remained stable in relation to March, corresponding to 94.7% of the total produced. 55.3 million cubic meters per day (m³ / day) were made available to the market. Gas flaring increased by 2.8% compared to the previous month and 76.5% compared to the same month in 2018.

Gas flaring totaled 6.0 million cubic meters per day (m³ / d). The main justification for the increase in April was the continuation of the commissioning of the FPSO platforms P-76 and P-77, both located in the Búzios field.

Producer Fields

The Lula field, in the Santos Basin, produced the most oil and gas, with an average of 873 thousand barrels of oil per day (bbl / d) and 37.2 million cubic meters of natural gas per day (m³ / day).

Origin of production

The offshore fields produced 96.0% of the oil and 83.1% of the natural gas. The fields operated by Petrobras produced 94.6% of the oil and natural gas. The national production occurred in 7,166 wells, 671 offshore and 6,515 onshore.

Highlights

Estreito, in the Potiguar Basin, had the largest number of producing wells: 1,117.

Marlim Sul, in the Campos Basin, was the offshore field with the largest number of producing wells: 72.

From the FPSO City of Maricá, producing in the Lula Field through seven interconnected wells, were extracted 148.2 thousand barrels per day (bbl / d) and was the installation with greater production of oil.

The Arara Azul cluster, in the Arara Azul, Araracanga, Carapanaúba, Cupiúba, Urucu and Southwest Urucu fields, produced 8.9 million cubic meters per day (m³ / d) through 38 interconnected wells. the installation with greater production of natural gas.

Fields of Marginal Accumulations:

These fields produced 69.6 barrels of oil per day (bbl / d) and 6,600 cubic meters of natural gas per day (m³ / d). Campo de Iraí, operated by Petroborn, was the largest producer with 38.9 barrels of oil equivalent per day boe / d.

Other information

In April 2019, 306 concession areas, two Transfer of Rights areas and five sharing areas, operated by 34 companies, were responsible for the domestic production. Of these, 79 are offshore and 234 are terrestrial. Of the total of the producing areas, 12 are related to contracts of areas containing Marginal Accumulations.

The mean API grade was 27.6, with light oil (> = 31 ° API), 52.1% (> = API and <31 API) and 10.1% heavy oil (<22 API).

The mature terrestrial basins (fields / long-term tests of the Espírito Santo, Potiguar, Recôncavo, Sergipe and Alagoas basins) produced 107,700 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe / d), of which 84.6 thousand barrels per day (bbl / d) of oil and 3.7 million cubic meters per day (m³ / d) of natural gas. Of this total, 100,800 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe / d) were produced by Petrobras and 6,900 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe / d), for concessions not operated by Petrobras: 372 boe / d in Alagoas, 3,578 boe / d in Bahia, 27 boe / d in Espírito Santo, 2,725 boe / d in Rio Grande do Norte and 205 boe / d in Sergipe.

Source: ANP

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