Brazil’s government is planning to give a boost to state-run oil company Petróleo Brasileiro by financing its participation in the October 21 auction of Libra, the country’s largest-ever oil discovery, the O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported over the weekend.
The Libra deepwater oil field that Brazil plans to auction off Oct 21 will yield minimum output of 1 million barrels of crude per day, the National Petroleum Agency, ANP, said on Friday. That production would be equivalent to half of Brazil's current output of 2 million bpd.
The director of Brazil's Agencia Nacional do Petroleo (ANP) reports significant interest from operators in Brazil's upcoming 11th bidding round as the country pursues its plans to double its oil and natural gas production. The bidding round is the first since December 2008 and the first under the nation's new hydrocarbon law.