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Petrobras highlights pre-salt oil as a highlight in the energy transition scenario at an OTC 2022 event

May 5, 2022 10:48 am to 10:48 am
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During its participation in the OTC 2022 event, state-owned Petrobras took the opportunity to highlight the outstanding potential that pre-salt oil has within the energy transition scenario that the global market is experiencing.
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During its participation in the OTC 2022 event, state-owned Petrobras took the opportunity to highlight the outstanding potential that pre-salt oil has within the energy transition scenario that the global market is experiencing.

Petrobras took advantage of the Offshore Technology Conference – OTC 2022, which took place this Tuesday (05/03), to talk about the current scenario of the energy transition in the global market. Thus, the company highlighted the oil produced in pre-salt areas as the great highlight of this moment, since the material has a low emission of carbon in the atmosphere, which does not happen in the common production of this resource.

First day of OTC 2022 features a presentation by Petrobras on the importance of pre-salt oil for the energy transition taking place in the world market

A discussion that is increasingly present in nations around the world is the energy transition and the ways in which countries can make it an ever closer reality. Thus, state-owned Petrobras took advantage of the first day of OTC 2022 to demonstrate how pre-salt oil can be important in the development of this initiative. The Brazilian company gained great prominence in the initial moments of the event due to its strong arguments in relation to the raw material. 

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The oil produced from the pre-salt areas can significantly reduce the emission of polluting gases such as carbon in the atmosphere. In this way, encouraging the production of this resource is an essential part of making the energy transition in Brazil and in the world possible. Petrobras highlighted that the current scenario of the oil and gas industry is already looking for alternatives that produce less carbon emissions and that, with the right investments, the pre-salt can become the biggest source of production and exploitation of this resource during the next years. 

The presentation took place with the participation of ApexBrasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, in partnership with Petrobras, the Brazilian Energy Research Agency (EPE), the Brazilian Oil and Gas Institute (IBP), the National Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), and the Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN). And, at this meeting, the new perspectives for the future of investments around the expansion of oil exploration in the pre-salt within the national territory were discussed. 

Barrel of common oil has up to 70% more carbon emissions compared to that extracted from the pre-salt, according to the state company

Still within its presentation at the OTC event, Petrobras took the opportunity to present expressive numbers on the relevance of pre-salt oil within the energy transition. Thus, the company demonstrated that the production of just one barrel of common oil in Brazil has up to 70% more carbon emissions when compared to the production of the same amount of the resource extracted from the pre-salt layer. And, with that, the investment in this type of exploration will guarantee even more environmental commitment for the country. 

In this way, the director of Institutional Relations and Sustainability at Petrobras, Rafael Chaves, commented that The future of the oil and gas industry has already begun with investments in the pre-salt layer, characterized by lower carbon emissions per volume produced. If we do not deliver a barrel of oil produced in the pre-salt, with low emission, another barrel will be delivered with an emission, on average, 70% higher”.

The state-owned company also commented that the future of the world industry does not present a better alternative than oil for the production of various products. And, therefore, Petrobras believes that the best way to proceed with production in a more sustainable way is to seek alternatives that are less aggressive to the environment, as is the case with the pre-salt layer in the energy transition.

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