The biggest company in Brazil, we are present in 25 countries. We perform in an integrated manner in exploration and production; downstream; trade, transportation and petrochemicals; derivative distribution; natural gas; biofuels, and electric energy.
We have upwards of 100 production platforms, 16 refineries, 30,000 kilometers of pipelines and more than 6,000 service stations. Our proved reserves are around 14 billion barrels of oil, a figure expected to double in the next few years. With the discovery of oil and gas in the pre-salt region, Brazil may become the world's fourth biggest oil producer in 2030.
We have built a track record of overcoming challenges since 1953, when the company was created. The main one was developing technology to explore and produce oil in deep and ultra-deep waters, where upwards of 90% of our reserves are nestled. With innovation and daringness, we are now the Brazilian company that makes the applies for the most patents in Brazil and abroad.
Petrobras' Research Center (Cenpes) is the biggest in Latin America and is in constant growth thanks to our employees' efforts and specialization.
We undertake our activities with socioenvironmental responsibility, and that is why we are among the world's most sustainable corporations. We have been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2006, with the spotlight on the ongoing improvement of the corporate governance practices and on the adoption of international transparency standards.