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Despite a three week long strike in November, Petrobras reported only a 1.8 percent month-over-month production dip.

The company pumped 2.71 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in November, down from 2.76 million boed.

The state-owned company said the production dip was the “result of shutdowns of production units during the oil workers’ strike.”

Despite the production interruptions, the company re-affirmed its Brazilian oil production target of 2.125 million barrels per day for 2015.

The company’s average oil production in Brazil was 2.07 million bpd in November, down from 2.10 million bpd the previous month.

Natural gas output in Brazil, excluding liquefied volumes, was 71.7 million m³/day compared to 74.7 million m³/day in October.

Petrobras’ total oil and gas production in Brazil reached 2.52 million boed in November, down 1.9 percent from October levels.

In November, Petrobras produced 190,000 boed in countries other than Brazil, down from 194,000 boed the previous month.

“This reduction is mainly due to operations to clean production lines in the Saint Malo field and platform maintenance in the Lucius and Hadrian South fields, in the United States,” the company said.

The work stoppages and maintenance work pushed the company’s average oil production in November down slightly to 96,000 bpd from 99,000 bpd in October.

Average natural gas output outside Brazil was 16.0 million m³/day, down 1 percent from 16.1 million m³/day the previous month.

In November, oil and natural gas production operated by Petrobras in Brazil’s pre-salt play jumped 1.8 percent from the previous month and reached a daily average of 1.023 million barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Oil production operated by Petrobras in the pre-salt layer in November hit an average of 820,000 barrels per day, up from 809,000 bpd in October.


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