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Petrobras reaches record-breaking pre-salt production

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Staff writer ▼ | June 15, 2015
Oil production in the pre-salt layer broke two records in May, according to a statement by Petrobras.
Energy   726,000 barrels per day
According to the company, the extraction made in partnership with other companies reached 726,000 barrels per day, a record-breaking volume that stood 1.6% higher over April. Petrobras’ own production in the pre-salt layer also went to a new level with 519,000 barrels per day, or a 3.2% increase over April.

In total, however, the performance in May was lower than April’s average. Petrobras produced 2.766 million barrels of oil and gas (equivalent) in May, 7% lower than in April.

In domestic fields only, exploration added up to 2.574 million in oil equivalent, a decline of 0.8% in comparison to April.

According to Petrobras, the decline in production was due to a higher number of scheduled maintenance stops. This drop was compensated, in part, by unities that resume their activities.