Petrobras Offers Clarifications on Libra Pilot Project

(Petrobras, 21.Mar.2017) – Petrobras and its partners are committed to implementing the production sharing agreement (PSA) for the Libra area, executed in 2013 and for which Libra Pilot, the first definitive production system, scheduled for late 2020, is an important milestone.

Petrobras and its partners have, since 2015, carried out bids with different levels of local content to gather competitive proposals aligned with international metrics and to assist ANP on discussions about the feasible level of local content for those items that make up the Libra Pilot system project.

According to the contract, ANP has the possibility to ease compliance with local content percentage in the procurement of goods and services if such percentage leads to excessive terms and prices by granting a Waiver, which has already been requested by the consortium.

The consortium estimates that, by comparing the local content level required in the contract against the level it deems feasible, in the case that ANP decides not to grant the Waiver and the project is nevertheless implemented, the contractual fine value for the portion of required local content not met could reach $630 million.

The consortium is sparing no efforts to facilitate the implementation of the Libra Pilot Project at the highest possible level of local content within competitive deadlines, quality, and prices.

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