Petronas Coming to Brazil

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 26, 2019

Pic: Petronas

Pic: Petronas

Malaysian national oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has acquired a 50% equity stake in Brazil's Tartaruga Verde field following a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA)with Brazil’s Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras).

Petronas said in a press release that its subsidiary Petronas Petróleo Brasil Ltd (PPBL) acquired the stake in Tartaruga Verde field (BM-C-36 Concession) and its facilities, Module III of the Espadarte field, both located in deep waters of the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.

“The completion of the transaction is subject to the closing conditions, including the approval from the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense and the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels,” Petronas said in a statement today.

Petronas said upon completion of the transaction, PPBL will hold a 50 per cent stake, while Petrobras as the operator, holds the remaining 50 per cent stake.

"The acquisition of equity in Tartaruga Verde and Module III of Espadarte fields marks an important milestone for Petronas as the company diversifies and expands its oil business portfolio in South America," the statement said.

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