Pre-salt: drilling confirms high quality oil potential in Carcará

The drilling of the third well in the Carcará area (Block BM-S-8) in the Santos Basin´s ultra-deep waters has confirmed the light oil potential of pre-salt reservoirs. Well 3-SPS-104DA, informally known as Carcará Northwest, is within the Discovery Evaluation Plan area of discovery well 4-SPS-86B (Carcará). The new well is located 5.5 km northwest of the discovery well, some 226 km from the coast of the state of São Paulo and at a water depth of 2,024 m.

Oil and natural gas output increases and sets record in August

In August, our oil and natural gas output in Brazil and abroad reached the mark of 2.88 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), a historical record, 0.8 percent more than the previous 2.86-million boed record set in December 2014. This volume is also 4.5 percent higher than that recorded in August 2014 (2.76 million boed). Compared to the previous month (July), when 2.80 million were produced, oil and natural gas output was up 3.1 percent.

Statement about rating downgrade by Standard & Poor's

Read our statement (09/11/2015): Regarding Standard & Poor’s announcement of its new rating on Thursday (September 10), Petrobras reiterates that the medium-term fundability of its projects has been assured through loans taken out this year from financial institutions in Brazil and other countries.