On 18 May, Petrobras set a pre-salt production record with output of 322,100 barrels of oil per day (bpd), 11,000 bpd up on the previous record of 311,500 bpd, set on 17 April.
The company also achieved record output in Espírito Santo, with a monthly average figure of 322,700 bpd, surpassing the previous record set in December 2011.
During May, the production of oil and LNG for all Petrobras fields in Brazil averaged 1.892 million bpd, 1.7% down from the April figure of 1.924 million barrels. Including the share operated by Petrobras for partner companies, exclusive oil output in Brazil was 1.942 million bpd. This drop was partly offset by the increasing contribution from pre-salt areas to consolidated output results.
In May, total output of oil and natural gas from domestic fields was 2.267 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), 2.1% down from the previous month. Including the share operated by Petrobras for partner companies, total output was 2.359 million boed.
Added to the company’s output abroad, Petrobras’ total oil and natural gas output in May averaged 2.500 million boed, 2% down from the April figure. The drop in output was due to scheduled maintenance shutdowns on platforms P-25 and P-31 in the Campos Basin’s Albacora field and on FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis, operating in the Campos Basin’s Lula field pilot project.