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Petrobras oil production in Brazil up 1.5% in November

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Petrobras domestic oil production in November reached 1,968,307 bpd, 1.5% up on the October figure. Taking into account production for partner companies, total volume reached 2,007,346 bpd, up 1.7% on the October figure.

Petrobras' s domestic natural gas production reached 62.179 million m3/day, which, taking into account production for partner companies, amounted to a total 68.464 million m3/day. These figures are steady compared to the figures for October.

Petrobras' s total oil and natural gas production (domestic and foreign) averaged 2,575,249 boed in November, close to the October figure (2,581,552 boed).

Domestic fields produced 2,359,402 boe, up 1.2% on the previous month. This rise was due primarily to increased production on FPSO Cidade de Anchieta, located in the Baleia Azul pre-salt in the Campos Basin off the coast of Espírito Santo state. Taking into account production for partner companies, the total figure is 2,437,973 boed, up 1.4% on October' s figure.

The Campos Basin scheduled maintenance shutdown program continued in November on P-18 in Marlim field and P-43 in Barracuda field. Total foreign production was 215,847 boed, 13.4% down on the previous month. Of this total, oil accounted for 119,348 bpd, 20.8% down on the October figure, mainly due to scheduled maintenance on the  production platform in the Akpo Field, Nigeria. The figure for natural gas production was 16.395 million m3/day, 2.1% down on October.



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