CATEGORIZED | News

Petrobras oil production in Brazil sets monthly record

Posted on 28 September 2008

International production

In August, joint production (oil and gas in barrel equivalents) abroad closed at 225,563 bbl of oil equivalents per day, stable compared with the previous month. Of this total, 211,666 bbl came from companies Petrobras controls and 13,897 bbl from partner companies. Exclusive oil production in the fields abroad was 124,254 bbl/day, 4.3% more than the total extracted in the previous month.

Petrobras’ production in the Agbami field, Nigeria, where it operates in partnership with other companies, was kicked off in July, and in August it reached 7,541 bbl/day.  In addition to Agbami, the Akpo field is also in its development phase in Nigeria. Petrobras’ combined share in these two giant fields is expected to reach 65,200 bbl/day.

Natural gas production abroad was 17.212 million cu m per day in August, stable compared with July and 13.5% less than a year ago.

The accompanying chart shows the volumes of oil and gas produced in Brazil and abroad, onshore and offshore.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 17 December 2014

    Saudi Aramco: Four factors for a sustainable drilling business

    Despite the modest growth in demand and drop in oil prices today, the long-term outlook for industry is healthy. “Our industry will need to add around 40 million bbl per day for new capacity...

  • 16 December 2014

    Ensco development program produces driller in 3 years

    Ensco’s Accelerated Development Program (ADP) takes a “green” individual and, within a three-year period, trains them to become a driller. In response to personnel shortages in various areas, including drilling...

  • 16 December 2014

    Saudi Aramco: ‘Industry cannot afford to lose talent when the economy is down’

    Industry is facing a human resources challenge in two areas: the ageing workforce and the shortage of skills, Mohammed Al Sellemi...

  • 16 December 2014

    Nanotechnology has potential to improve tool performance in extreme environments

    In terms of temperature stability and corrosion, tools have limitations, especially in extremely challenging drilling environments. Jothibasu Ramasamy...

  • 16 December 2014

    Colville: WCI provides forum to evaluate practical, economical advances in well control practices

    Major players throughout industry are joining forces under the Well Control Institute (WCI). The mandate of WCI is “to provide the definitive forum...

  • Read more news