Comperj: understand what is happening and updated expectations

Paulo Nogueira
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26-01-2018 11:44:25
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We have a lot of oil producing in Brazil but there is no way to refine it, Comperj could solve this problem by avoiding buying products abroad

O Comperj will complete on March 31st 10 years since the start of works in Itaboraí-RJ, but due to the corruption schemes discovered by Lava-jato that were overbilling the works, the operations of the enterprise were interrupted for investigation. The Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical Complex was designed to process around 8% of Brazilian oil production and to offload pre-salt production from the Santos Basin.

According to the ANP (Agência Nacional do Petróleo) while the production of oil derivatives declined by 4.7% in 2017 compared to 2016, exports hit the unprecedented mark of 206.8 million in 2017, in other words, Brazil is paying more expensive for foreigners to refine the oil produced here. The country extracts, sends it abroad and then buys it back, raising the price of everything we consume in the country.

The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) decided to take charge of the situation and created a task force to stimulate investments in the refining and petrochemical segment in Brazil, in which Comperj is one of the main scopes. In approximately 2 months, this report will be shown to the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE), which will certainly find solutions to this problem.

The forecast for the resumption of works, according to Petrobras and the union is for March this year. The Chinese company Shangdong Kerui together with its associated company Method Potential took over the works after winning the tender opened by Petrobras in 2017 worth R$ 1,947,000.00. Now all that remains is to sign the contract with Petrobras and IESA will be responsible for the contracts. Not to mention other outsourced companies that are waiting for the signing of contracts for the provision of indirect services.

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Paulo Nogueira
With technical training, I worked in the offshore oil and gas market for a few years. Today, my team and I are dedicated to bringing information from the Brazilian energy sector and the world, always with credible and up-to-date sources.