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Avenida República do Chile, 65

Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20031-912


Phone: 55 21 3224 4477


Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras operates as an integrated oil and gas company in Brazil and internationally. Outside of Brazil, the company operates in 21 countries. In South America, the company’s operations extend from exploration and production to refining, marketing, retail services and natural gas pipelines. In North America, it produces oil and gas and has refining operations in the United States. In Africa, the company produces oil in Angola and Nigeria, and in Asia, it has refining operations in Japan. In other countries, the company is engaged mainly in oil and gas exploration. Reserves As of December 31, 2012, the company had proved developed oil and gas reserves of 7,543.3 mmboe (million barrels of oil equivalent) and proved undeveloped reserves of 4,730.6 mmboe in Brazil. Segments The company’s activities comprise six business segments: Exploration and Production; Refining, Transportation and Marketing; Distribution; Gas and Power; Biofuel; and International. The Exploration and Production segment comprises oil and gas exploration, development and production in Brazil. As of December 31, 2012, the company had 117 exploration agreements covering 168 blocks, corresponding to a gross exploratory acreage of 90,708 square kilometers (km2) (22 million acres), or a net exploratory acreage of 76,427 km2 (19 million acres), and 52 evaluation plans. As of December 31, 2012, the company had exploration partnerships with 22 foreign and domestic companies. It conducts exploration activities under 47 partnership agreements. The company owns and operates a network of crude oil and oil products pipelines in Brazil that connect terminals, refineries and other primary distribution points. On December 31, 2012, its onshore and offshore, crude oil and oil products pipelines extended 16,333 kilometers (10,151 miles). The company operates 28 marine storage terminals and 20 other tank farms with nominal aggregate storage capacity of 65 mmbbl (million barrels). Its marine terminals handle an average 10,820 tankers and oil barges annually. The Refining, Transportation and Marketing segment includes refining, logistics, transportation, trading operations, oil products and crude oil exports and imports, as well as petrochemical sector in Brazil. The Distribution segment distributes oil products, ethanol and vehicle natural gas to wholesalers and through ‘BR’ retail network in Brazil. The Distribution segment sells oil products that are primarily produced by Refining, Transportation and Marketing segment, and works to expand the domestic market for these oil products and for other fuels, including LPG, ethanol and biodiesel. As of December 31, 2012, its BR branded service station network was a retail marketer, with 7,641 service stations, or 19.5% of the stations in Brazil. Its customers include aviation, transportation and industrial companies, as well as utilities and government entities. The Gas and Power segment engages in the transportation and trading of natural gas and LNG, as well as generation and trading of electric power and the fertilizer business. The Gas and Power segment comprises gas transmission and distribution, LNG regasification, the manufacture of nitrogen-based fertilizers, gas-fired and flex-fuel power generation, and power generation from renewable sources, including solar, wind and small-scale hydroelectric. The company has three principal markets for natural gas: industrial, commercial and retail customers; thermoelectric generation; and consumption by refineries and fertilizer plants. The company owns and operates two LNG flexible terminals using two FSRUs (Floating Storage and Regasification Units), one in Guanabara Bay (Rio de Janeiro) with a send-out capacity of 706 mmcf/d (20 mmm3/d), and the other in Pecém (Ceará) in Northeastern Brazil with a send-out capacity of 247 mmcf/d (7 mmm3/d). The Biofuel segment engages in the production of biodiesel and its co-products and ethanol-related activities, such as equity investments, production and trading of ethanol, sugar and the excess electric power generated from sugarcane bagasse. The International segment engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas, refining, transportation and marketing, distribution and gas and power operations, outside of Brazil. The company’s operations are present in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Uruguay. In 2012, the company, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Brazilian energy giant to provide integrity-management and specialised engineering services. History Petróleo Brasileiro SA - Petrobras was founded in 1953.


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