RIO DE JANEIRO Jan 19 Brazilian state-run oil
company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) (PBR.N) said on Tuesday domestic
oil output in 2009 increased 6.3 percent over the 2008 average
on rising production in the Campos Basin.
The company's oil production in Brazil, including natural
gas liquids, rose to an average of 1.97 million barrels per day
(bpd), though this was still below its 2009 target of 2.05
"The principal highlights of the year were the increase in
production of the P-52 and P-54 platforms in the Roncador
field, the start of operations of the platforms P-53 (Marlim
Leste) P-51 (Marlim Sul) ... and FPSO Cidade de Sao Vicente
(Tupi)," the company said in a statement.
Domestic output slipped 0.2 percent in December to 1.987
million bpd from 1.991 million bpd the month earlier.
Production outside Brazil fell to 150,300 bpd last month
from 150,900 bpd in November.
Brazil's Congress is currently discussing legislation that
would make Petrobras the sole operator of new projects in the
vast offshore subsalt province with a minimum 30 percent stake
in those operations.
(Reporting by Brian Ellsworth; Editing by Marguerita Choy)