The still challenging scenario imposed by the coronavirus pandemic continues to spill into Petrobras’ plans. The state-owned company announced this week that it decided to postpone, to 2021, part of its scheduled platform stops, initially planned for the fourth quarter.
The measure is a response to the contingency scenario of Covid-19, which continues to limit the number of people on board in the oil company’s offshore facilities. Despite this scenario, the company says that, during the third quarter, it was able to “perform maintenance activities, which contributed to increase operational efficiency, operate safely and maintain excellent performance”.
Yesterday Petrobras announced a 5.4% growth in its total production in the third quarter compared to the second quarter. In all, the company produced 2.95 million barrels of oil equivalent per day between July and September.