Petrobras Breaks Oil Output Record, Boosted by Pre-Salt

Brazil’s Petrobras hit a new production record in the fourth quarter, of over 3 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd), thanks largely to the ramp-up of platforms in the prolific pre-salt formation, the state-run oil firm said on Monday.

In a securities filing, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, said it produced 3.025 million boepd, up 5.1% from the third quarter and 13.7% from the fourth quarter last year.

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