Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. or Petrobras PBR recently informed that it will be taking over TOTAL’s TOT operatorship and its stakes in the five exploration blocks located in the Foz do Amazonas Basin, 120 kilometers offshore Brazil as the latter is resigning from its role of an operator of these blocks. These exploration blocks are usually referenced as FZA-M-57, FZA-M-86, FZA-M-88, FZA-M-125 and FZA-M-127.
This investment is in sync with Petrobras’ portfolio management process, which mainly focuses on boosting its shareholder value and prioritizing its investments in world-class assets in deep and ultra-deep waters.
The five blocks in the Foz do Amazonas Basin were acquired by a group of three companies during National Agency of Petroleum’s 11th Block Bidding round.The consortium comprised TOTAL with 40% interest alongside Petrobras and BP plc BP with 30% stakes each.
TOTAL did not reveal the reason behind exiting its operatorship of the blocks located in