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China to the rescue of cash strapped Petrobras with $2bn for a 10-year lease of two platforms

Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 08:01 UTC
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Petrobras will lease the platforms P-52 and P-57 for 10 years as part of efforts to raise cash and reduce the world's biggest debt load among oil firms. Petrobras will lease the platforms P-52 and P-57 for 10 years as part of efforts to raise cash and reduce the world's biggest debt load among oil firms.
This transaction is part of the cooperation agreement between Petrobras and ICBC, agreed when Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang visited in May 2015. This transaction is part of the cooperation agreement between Petrobras and ICBC, agreed when Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang visited in May 2015.

Brazil's state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA will raise $2 billion through a 10-year leasing contract with China's Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Leasing, the Brazilian company said in a statement on Tuesday.

 Petrobras will lease the platforms P-52 and P-57 for 10 years as part of efforts to raise cash and reduce the world's biggest debt load among oil firms.

According to the release: Petrobras announces that it concluded the negotiations with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Leasing - ICBC Leasing related to a financing transaction amounting to $2 billion for a period of 10 years, through a financing leasing related to two already existing platforms (P-52 and P-57).

This transaction is part of the cooperation agreement to create a long-term relationship between Petrobras and ICBC, entered into during the visit of the Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang to Brazil in May 2015.

The funds will be available for disbursement after the internal approvals of both institutions. This transaction is part of Petrobras' strategy to diversify its financing sources and represents an anticipation of the financing activities planned for 2016.

Facts deemed relevant on this topic will be timely communicated to the market, concludes the brief release.

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  • ChrisR

    So the big question is does China pay for the oil or is the rig lease fee it?

    I think we can guess the answer to that one.

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 12:47 pm 0
  • Pugol-H

    I can’t work out from this what they have actually done, other than the Chinese are shelling out another 2 bil.

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 03:45 pm 0
  • Jack Bauer

    It's just the start of China getting her claws well into Petrobrás. When PB defaults, we'll all see how nice the Chinese are.

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 05:37 pm 0
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