The major contributory in the rise of the production was domestic output, which surged 1.7 per cent year-on-year at an average of 2.38 million barrels of oil equivalent, the company said.
On the whole, the production in the month of December rose to 2.72 million barrels of oil equivalent, up 1.7 per cent in comparison to last month production. The increase in the production was mainly due to better-than-expected performance of the new wells located at the Jubarte and Marlim Sul fields in Brazil's Campos basin, and the Lula field in the Santos basin.
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