Petrobras says starts gas production in field off Louisiana

lunes 30 de marzo de 2015 18:00 GYT

SAO PAULO, March 30 (Reuters) - Petroleo Brasileiro SA , said it had started producing from two wells in the offshore Hadrian South field off the coast of Louisiana in a securities filing on Monday.

Petrobras, as the company is better known, operates 23.3 percent of the field while Exxon Mobil Corp operates 46.7 percent and Italy's Eni SpA has a 30 percent stake.

The field is 370 kilometers (230 miles) off the coast of Louisiana and the wells are operating at a depth of 2,332 meters (7,650 feet), Petrobras said. They are connected to a platform that has a capacity to process 8.5 million cubic meters of natural gas per day, the company added. (Reporting by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Grant McCool)