Exploration & Production

Brazil’s pre-salt booms, but pipeline issues persist

Over half of Brazil’s gas production now comes from pre-salt fields. But the sector is still constrained by pipeline capacity Over half of Brazil’s gas production now comes from pre-salt fields. But the sector is still constrained by pipeline capacity.
By Chris Noon 9 May 2018 0 30772
Brazilian gas production

Brazil produced Approximately 54% its gas from pre-salt fields in March 2018, according to official data. This is up from around 46% in March 2017 and 38% in March 2016. However, the sector is still blighted by insufficient access to pipeline infrastructure. 

Brazil produced 55 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) of gas from its pre-salt fields in March. The country’s total gas output was 107 MMcm/d during the month, according to Brazilian hydrocarbon agency, the ANP.