FPSO maintenance slows Petrobras’ presalt output

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIROPetrobras’ global oil and natural gas production in April averaged 2.69 MMboe/d, of which 2.50 MMboe/d were produced in Brazil.  

Oil production was 5% above the volume delivered March, mainly due to platforms re-entering service following maintenance, notably P-31 on the Albacora field and P-48 on the Caratinga field.

Presalt oil and gas output operated by Petrobras was nearly 10% lower at 994,000 boe/d, compared with the previous month, largely due to the scheduled shutdown of the FPSOs Cidade de Angra dos Reis and Cidade de Paraty.


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FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis
The FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis is moored in 2,149 m (7,051 ft) of water in the Tupi field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil. (Courtesy MODEC)

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