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31/07/2017 - 16:07hs

Pre-salt output surpasses post-salt’s

Volume extracted from the pre-salt on the Brazilian cost in June exceeded post-salt’s volume for the first time.

São Paulo – Extracted from ultra-deep water on the Brazilian coast, the pre-salt oil output surpassed, for the first time, the volume extracted from the post-salt portion in June, according to information made public this Monday (31) by the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).

The pre-salt output had an average of 1,352,957 daily barrels last month, with post-salt production at 1,321,813 daily barrels. Brazil’s total oil output stood at 2,675 daily barrels in June, up 0.8% over May and up 4.5% over June of last year.

Brazil’s output of natural gas stood at 111 million daily cubic meters last month, up 6.1% over May and up 4.7% in comparison to June of 2016.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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