(PN) Brazil breaks a new record in total production (oil + natural gas), as well as in oil and natural gas considered separately and also in pre-salt production. The announcement was made today by the National Oil and Gas Agency (ANP) through its July 2023 Monthly Oil and Natural Gas Production Bulletin. A total of 4.482 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (MMboe/d) were produced. The highest total production ever recorded, surpassing the June 2023 record of 4.324 million MMboe/d. With regard to oil, there were 3.513 million barrels per day (MMbbl/d), an increase of 4.3% compared to the previous month and 18.6% compared to July 2022. The highest production previously recorded was to June 2023: 3.367 MMbbl/d. Natural gas production in July was 154.076 million cubic meters per day (MMm³/d), an increase of 1.2% compared to June 2023 and 13.6% compared to July 2022. the highest volume to date, surpassing that of June 2023: 152.258 million cubic meters per day (MMm³/d)
Total production (oil + natural gas) in the pre-salt layer in July was 3.359 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) and corresponded to 74.9% of Brazilian production. It was the highest recorded, surpassing that of February 2023, when 3.268 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) were extracted. There was an increase of 3.5% compared to the previous month and 16.6% compared to the same month in 2022. 2.638 million barrels per day (bbl/d) of oil and 114.8 million cubic meters per day were produced. day (m³/d) of natural gas through 142 wells.
In July, the use of natural gas was 97.2%. 55.41 million m³/d were made available to the market and 4.27 million m³/d were burned. There was a drop in flaring of 6.7% compared to the previous month and 5.0% compared to July 2022. In July, offshore fields produced 97.6% of oil and 85.8% of natural gas. The fields operated by Petrobras, alone or in consortium with other companies, were responsible for 88.47% of the total produced. Production came from 6,424 wells, 515 offshore and 5,909 onshore. The Tupi field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt, was the largest oil and gas producer, registering 865.71 thousand bbl/d of oil and 41.63 million m³/d of natural gas. The facility with the highest oil and natural gas production was the FPSO Guanabara in the shared Mero field, with 176,186 thousand bbl/d of oil and 11.25 million m³/d of gas.