In continuation of the Material Fact released on June 07, 2017, we hereby announce, together with Chevron Brasil Ltda., the beginning of the binding phase for the assignment process of the Maromba Field, in the Campos Basin.
At a meeting held yesterday, our Board of Directors authorized the public offering and the publicly-held company registration protocol for Petrobras Distribuidora S.A. (BR) at the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and the application to join the “Novo Mercado,” B3’s highest level of corporate governance.
We acquired seven blocks in the 14th Round of Bids in the concession system, held today by the National Petroleum Agency (ANP), six of which offshore and one onshore. We will be the operator of the seven blocks. We will be the operators of the offshore blocks, with a 50 percent interest, in partnership with ExxonMobil, which holds the other 50 percent.
We have commenced the teaser stage for the assignment of all exploration, development, and production rights in five sets of onshore fields (totaling 19 concessions) in the states of Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, and Sergipe, as per the table below.