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Brazil’s natural gas production up 2.9% in May

Brazil’s oil and gas regulator, ANP, reported last week the country’s natural gas production in May rose 2.9%, to 112 million cubic meters per day (MMcm/d), Kallanish Energy learns.

According to the country’s latest official data, the volume pumped in May is 6.8% higher than production in the same period last year. Of that, 60 MMcm/d were produced in the pre-salt fields.

Overall, the Brazilian offshore flagship pre-salt area accounted for 55.6% of the total crude oil and natural gas production in May, from 84 producing wells. The Lula field in the Santos Basin was the largest producer of gas in the country.

Pre-salt crude oil output totaled 1.46 million barrels per day (MMBPD), and oil production elsewhere reached 1.14 MMBPD. The 2.60 MMBPD produced in the month was 0.4% higher month-on-month, but 1.7% lower year-on-year.

The ANP said the Brazilian rig count stands at 7,505 producing wells, of which 722 are offshore and 6,783 are onshore. The maritime wells, however, produce 95.7% of the oil and 83.1% of the gas.
Source: Kallanish Energy

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