At nearly 4 million boe / d, oil and gas production hits record in August

Oct 02/2019

According to ANP, the August 2019, oil and natural gas production in Brazil totaled 3.828 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (MMboe / d).

Oil production was approximately 2.989 million barrels per day (MMbbl / d), an increase of 7.7% from the previous month and 18.5% from August 2018. The volume exceeded the previous record. , recorded July this year, when 2,775 MMbbl / d were produced.

Natural gas production was 133.3 million cubic meters per day (MMm3 / d), surpassing that of July 2019, when 124 million cubic meters were produced, the highest volume ever recorded. Compared to the previous month, there was an increase of 7.4% and 25.3% compared to August 2018.

August production data are available on the page of the Monthly Oil and Natural Gas Production Bulletin.


Pre-salt production from 110 wells was 1,928 MMbbl / d of oil and 79,3 MMm³ / d) of natural gas, totaling 2,427 MMboe / d. There was an increase of 11.1% compared to the previous month and 41.1% compared to the same month of 2018. Pre-salt production corresponded to 63.4% of the total produced in Brazil.

Utilization of natural gas

In August, the use of natural gas was 97.5%. 65.5 MMm³ / day were made available to the market. Gas flaring in the month was 3.323 MMm³ / d, a decrease of 4.2% compared to the previous month and an increase of 6.1% compared to the same month in 2018.

Producer fields

Lula, in the Santos Basin, produced the most oil, an average of 1.026 MMbbl / d. It was also the largest producer of natural gas: an average of 43.4 MMm3 / d.

Origin of production

Offshore fields produced 96.5% of oil and 81.1% of natural gas. The fields operated by Petrobras produced 93.2% of oil and natural gas. Regarding the fields operated by Petrobras, with exclusive participation, they produced 43% of the total. National production occurred in 7,118 wells, 676 maritime and 6,442 terrestrial.


Estreito, in the Potiguar Basin, had the largest number of onshore producing wells: 1,096.

Marlim Sul, in the Campos Basin, was the offshore field with the largest number of producing wells: 75.

The FPSO Cidade de Maricá, producing in Lula Field through seven interconnected wells, produced 150.6 Mbbl / d and was the facility with the highest oil production.

The Polo Arara facility, producing in the Arara Azul, Araracanga, Carapanauba, Cupiuba,Rio Urucu and Sudoeste Urucu Fields, through 37 interconnected wells, produced 8.7 MMm³ / d and was the largest natural gas production facility.

Marginal Accumulation Fields

These fields produced 64.5 bbl / d of oil and 1.8 Mm³ / d of natural gas. The Itaparica field, operated by Petrobras, was the largest producer, with 19.5 boe / d.

Other information

In August 2019, 295 granted areas, two transfer of rights assignment and five sharing areas, operated by 31 companies, were responsible for national production. Of these, 74 are offshore and 228 onshore. Of the total producing areas, 10 are related to contracts of areas containing marginal accumulations.

The average API grade was 27.6 and 38% of the production considered light oil (> = 31 ° API), 51.6% medium oil (> = 22 API and <31 API) and 10.5% heavy oil (< 22 API).

The mature onshore basins (fields / long-term tests of the Espírito Santo, Potiguar, Recôncavo, Sergipe and Alagoas basins) produced 107.9 Mboe / d, of which 85.7 thousand bbl / d of oil and 3.5 MM m³ / d of natural gas. Of this total, 100,400 boe / d were produced by Petrobras and 7,400 boe / d were produced by concessions not operated by Petrobras, of which: 369 boe / d in Alagoas, 4,407 boe / d in Bahia, 16 boe / d in Espírito Santo, 2,442 boe / d in Rio Grande do Norte and 208 boe / d in Sergipe.

Source: ANP

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