Exploration & Production

Brazil’s pre-salt output expands but problems remain

The pre-salt sector has grown rapidly in the past two years. However, state-run Petrobras is still re-injecting huge volumes of the CO2-rich gas The pre-salt sector has grown rapidly in the past two years. However, state-run Petrobras is still re-injecting huge volumes of the CO2-rich gas.
By Chris Noon 9 July 2018 0 31647
Chart showing share of pre-salt in Brazilian oil and gas production in May 2016 versus 2018

Production of oil and gas from Brazil’s pre-salt fields has increased by around 60% in the past two years, according to data from the country’s hydrocarbons agency, the ANP. The pre-salt’s share of overall production grew from 36% in May 2016 to nearly 56% in May 2018. However, other output fell by around 25% in the same period. 

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