The National Petroleum Agency (ANP) launched a special edition of its monthly bulletin of oil and gas production in Brazil, a document that is completing ten years of existence. Among the highlights of the new report, is the evolution of the pre-salt fields. From 2010 to the present day, production in the area grew almost 60 times, surpassing the mark of 2 million barrels per day.
During this period, Brazil moved from 13th to 10th position in the ranking of the largest oil producing countries. In 2010, the country’s national production was approximately 2 million barrels per day. Today, that volume has grown to around 2.9 million barrels per day.
In November last year, oil production surpassed the mark of 3 million barrels per day for the first time. The historical production record happened shortly after, in January 2020, totaling 3.17 million barrels / day.
While oil production in the pre-salt skyrocketed, the post-salt layer saw its production go from 1.7 million barrels per day in September 2010 to 759 thousand barrels per day in September 2020, a fall of 57 , 3%. Onshore fields, on the other hand, lost almost half of production, dropping from 1813 thousand barrels per day to 93.1 thousand barrels per day. The special edition of the ANP’s Monthly Bulletin on Oil and Natural Gas Production is available on the agency’s website.