Rio de Janeiro, Jan 17. The Brazilian oil company Petrobras reported on Tuesday that its average production in 2022 was 2.68 million barrels of oil and gas equivalent per day, an increase of 3.2% compared to the goal set for the year.
Although production remained within the production goal established for 2022 -2.60 million barrels of oil and gas equivalent per day- it was lower than what was produced in 2021 (2.77 million barrels of oil and gas equivalent per day), which in turn had fallen 2.5% compared to the 2020 record.
The goal for 2022 was reduced by the company from the 2.7 million barrels of oil and gas equivalent per day initially forecast to 2.6 million due to a lower participation in some fields that it exploits, with which last year’s production It was at 2018 levels.
The Brazilian oil company has most of its wells located in a gigantic reserve in the pre-salt, the horizon of exploitation in deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean that could make Brazil one of the world’s largest exporters of hydrocarbons.
In 2022, Petrobras started production on two new offshore platforms located in the Mero and Itaipu fields, and throughout the year it also reached maximum production capacity on two others, located in the Berbigão and Sururu fields, and Sépia.
The Sépia platform reached a monthly production record for a pre-salt platform in November with an average of 174,000 barrels of oil per day.
“The records demonstrate excellent operating performance in world-class deepwater and ultra-deepwater assets, where Petrobras has internationally recognized technical expertise,” the company statement said.
The Brazilian oil company also made progress in the renovation plan and started up ten new producing wells and four injectors in the Campos Basin, thus increasing the production potential of this basin by 94,000 barrels of oil per day.
The company, the largest and most robust in Brazil, produces more than 90% of the South American giant’s oil and gas.
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