Petrobras said June 25 that it has begun oil and gas production at the Atapu well in the eastern Santos Basin, in the country’s massive offshore presalt oil region.

The company is operating the well with a platform that has daily capacity of 150,000 bbl of oil and 6 MMcm of natural gas.

Petrobras owns a 98% stake in Atapu with Brazilian units of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Total SA and Portugal’s Petrogal holding minority stakes, in addition to Brazil’s government-owned PPSA.