ANP announced that oil production hit a new record in June. The agency released today the Monthly Oil and Gas Production Bulletin for the month of June, bringing consolidated data on national production. During the period, a total of 4.324 million barrels of oil equivalent per day were produced, of which 3.367 million barrels per day of oil and 152.258 million cubic meters per day of natural gas. It was the highest total production ever recorded, surpassing that of February 2023, when 4.183 million barrels of oil equivalent per day were produced. In oil, there was an increase of 5.2% compared to the previous month and 19% compared to June 2022. It is the largest volume of oil production ever recorded, surpassing that of January 2023, when 3.274 million were produced. of barrels per day. In natural gas, production increased by 5.4% compared to May 2023 and 14.6% compared to June 2022.
Variations in production are expected and may occur due to factors such as scheduled stoppages of production units due to maintenance, start-up of wells, stoppage of wells for maintenance or cleaning, start of commissioning of new production units, among others.
June production in the pre-salt was 3.243 million barrels of oil equivalent per day and corresponded to 75% of Brazilian production. 2.553 million barrels of oil per day and 109.8 million cubic meters per day of natural gas were produced through 142 wells. There was an increase of 1.5% in relation to the previous month and 17.5% in comparison with the same month of the previous year.
In June, the use of natural gas was 97%. 55.40 million cubic meters per day were made available to the market and 4.58 million cubic meters per day were burned. There was an increase in flaring of 10.7% compared to the previous month and 5.4% compared to June 2022. In June, offshore fields produced 97.6% of oil and 83.2% of natural gas. The fields operated by Petrobras, alone or in consortium with other companies, were responsible for 88.3% of the total produced. Production came from 6,305 wells, 514 offshore and 5,791 onshore. The Tupi field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt, was the largest producer of oil and gas, recording 790,000 barrels per day of oil and 37.78 million cubic meters per day of natural gas. The facility with the highest oil and natural gas production was the FPSO Guanabara in the shared Mero field, with 177,029 thousand barrels per day of oil and 11.35 million cubic meters per day of gas.