Total production in January was 4.175 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), of which 3.274 million barrels of oil per day (bbl/d) and 143.215 million cubic meters of natural gas per day (m³/d ). In oil, there was an increase of 6.5% compared to the previous month and 8% compared to January 2022. Oil production surpassed that of October 2022, when 3.148 million bbl/d were produced , the highest volume recorded so far. In natural gas, production grew 2.2% compared to December 2022 and 4.2% compared to the same month of the previous year.
Pre-salt production in January was 3.168 million boe/d and corresponded to 75.9% of Brazilian production. 2.489 million bbl/d of oil and 107.8 million m³/d of natural gas were produced through 141 wells. There was an increase of 6.1% compared to the previous month and 8.8% compared to the same month of the previous year. Pre-salt production also surpassed the highest ever recorded so far, also in October 2022, when 3.142 million boe/d were produced.
Use of natural gas
In January, the use of natural gas was 97.1%. 50.96 million m³/d were made available to the market and 4.15 million m³/d were burned. There was an increase in burning of 11.8% compared to the previous month and 28.3% compared to January 2022.
Origin of production
In January, offshore fields produced 97.9% of oil and 86% of natural gas. The fields operated by Petrobras, alone or in consortium with other companies, were responsible for 89.98% of the total produced. Production came from 5,661 wells, 508 offshore and 5,153 onshore.
Fields and Facilities
In January, the Tupi field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt, was the largest oil and gas producer, registering 804.4 thousand bbl/d of oil and 38.54 million m³/d of natural gas . The facility with the highest oil and natural gas production was the FPSO Guanabara, which produced 170,732 thousand bbl/d of oil and 10.97 million m3/d of natural gas in the shared Mero field.