record production; strike coming to an end
Petroleumworld.com, July 16, 2008
oil and gas government managed corporation Petrobras
announced on Tuesday that total production (domestic
and abroad) in June reached a record of 2.412.155 barrels
of oil equivalent per day, boed, which is 3.3% higher than
a year ago and 2.3% over May 2008.
Overseas oil and gas production was 218.117 boed in June,
8.1% more than the previous month. Of this total volume
204.171 barrels originated from companies Petrobras controls,
while 13.946 barrels from associated companies.
domestic oil production in June also set a monthly record,
with a volume of 1.867.336 bpd, 4.2% above the
2007 average. Petrobras’ natural gas production in
Brazil and abroad was 70.517.000 cubic meters per day,
12.1% more than a year ago and 8.9% over May. Natural gas
production in Brazil was 53,372,000 cubic meters/day in
June, 24.1% more than a year ago and a 7.7% rise over May
(49,554,000 cubic meters).
In related news a Brazilian senior officer said on Tuesday
the strike by offshore oil workers in Brazil could be settled
before its scheduled end on Friday.
aide Luiz Dulci said Petrobras could reach agreement
with striking workers "in the next few days".
Speaking to reporters Dulci also said the strike poses
no threat of fuel shortages. Concerns about supply cuts
helped push international oil prices higher as the strike
started on Monday.
spokesman Celso Mansur said Tuesday that output already "is
"Contingency workers - supervisors and team coordinators
- managed to get production back to normal," he said,
adding that the company's output on Monday dropped by only
The Sindipetro-NF oil union said in a statement that workers
on 33 rigs had walked off their jobs, but did not provide
figures on how much oil was being pumped by the contingency
The strikers are demanding an extra day off at the end
of each two-week shift on the platforms.
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