SAO PAULO Dec 20 Brazil's state-run oil company
Petroleo Brasileiro SA has started to pump oil and
natural gas from the subsalt field of Lapa, in the Santos basin,
the company said in a securities filing on Tuesday.
Petrobras said its production vessel in the Lapa field, the
FPSO Caraguatatuba, has the capacity to process 100,000 oil
barrels per day. The company operates the area in partnership
with BG E&P Brasil Ltda, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc
, and Repsol Sinopec Brasil SA.
(Reporting by Silvio Cascione, editing by Louise Heavens)