This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 17, 2006.
Exploration & Production Thousand Barrels/day
Domestic crude oil and NGL production for the 9M06 period increased 6% compared with the same period of the prior year. The increase was primarily due to the start of production at the P-43 (Barracuda) field in December 2004, the P-48 (Caratinga) field in February 2005, the P-50 (Albacora Leste) field in April 2006, and the FPSO-Capixaba (Golfinho) field in May 2006. Production stabilization at the P-43 and P48 fields was only attained in June, 2005.
In the third quarter 2006, domestic crude oil and NGL production increased 1% versus the 2Q06, mainly driven by production at the Albacora Leste and Golfinho fields.
In the first nine months of 2006, international oil production decreased by 12% compared to the same period of 2005. This decline is mainly due to the shift from operating agreements in Venezuela to a mixed company in which the Venezuelan government assumed a majority interest through the PDVSA, as well as the natural decline in production in some mature fields in Angola and the temporary interruption in production from the main fields in the United States after hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Gas production increased 2% compared to the same period of 2005, mainly due to the increase in demand for Bolivian gas to Brazil and Argentina.
International oil production for the third quarter 2006 increased 1% compared to the 2Q06. This increase is primarily because of the resumption of production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that had been temporarily closed following Hurricane Katrina. Gas production increased by 11% compared to the prior quarter. This increase was
the result of the resumption of full production in Bolivia after strong rains had caused a rupture in the drainage duct at the San Antonio field in April 2006.