Brazil: Petrobras Output Up in November
In November, Petrobras’ natural gas output in Brazil was 61,296,000 cubic meters per day, up 8.3% from the output of 56,581,000 cubic meters per day a month earlier. Including the share operated by Petrobras for its partners, the volume reached 68,794,000 cubic meters, with a rise of 8.5% in relation to October.
The end of scheduled stoppages in Merluza and Mexilhão platforms, in Santos Basin, contributed to the natural gas output increase, in addition to the interconnection of the Operation Module of Pigs-1 (MOP-1), in Espírito Santo. It is a platform with the propose of cleaning and inspection the internal pipelines.
Also in November, the E&P Operations Unit at Amazon reached the record in gas delivery, achieving the volume of 4,232,000 cubic meters per day. It was the first time that this index reached levels higher than 4,000,000 cubic meters per day, mainly driven by increased demand for gas in the thermoelectrics of the region.
In November, total oil and natural gas extraction abroad was 194,078 boed, down 2.8% from the output of 199,760 boed a month earlier. This decrease was due to the production shutdown on the US’s Cascade and Chinook fields for the installation of power umbilicals and subsea pumps as well as to the maintenance shutdown at the Sábalo plant, on Bolivia’s San Antonio field.
Of this total, natural gas output was 14,944,000 cubic meters per day, down 3.2% from October’s output. In November, oil output exclusively from Petrobras’ fields abroad was 106,122 bpd, 2.5% lower than October.
Information to the ANP
The total output reported to Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP) was 9,155,280.80 m3 of oil and 2,175,786,018 m3 of gas in November of 2013. This output corresponds to the total output of the concessions where Petrobras is the operator. It does not include volumes of shale-extracted oil, natural gas liquid (NGL) and partners’ output where Petrobras is not the operator.
LNG World News Staff, December 31, 2013