Petrobras, following up on the release disclosed on October 15, 2020, informs that the Company's Board of Directors, in a meeting held today, approved the sale of its total interest in a set of seven onshore and shallow water concessions called Alagoas Cluster, located in the state of Alagoas, to the company Petromais Global Exploração e Produção S.A. (Petro+). The signing of the purchase and sale agreement and the subsequent steps will be disclosed to the market in due course.
The total sale price is US$ 300 million, of which: (a) US$ 60 million to be paid on the contract signing date and; (b) US$ 240 million at the closing of the transaction. The amounts do not consider adjustments due until the closing of the transaction, which is subject to compliance with certain precedent conditions, such as approval by the National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP).
This disclosure complies with Petrobras’ internal rules and is aligned with the provisions of the special procedure for assignment of rights on exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas and other fluid hydrocarbons, provided for in Decree 9,355/2018.
This transaction is in line with the portfolio optimization strategy and the improvement of the company’s capital allocation, increasingly concentrating its resources in world-class assets in deep and ultra-deep waters, where Petrobras has demonstrated great competitive edge over the years.
About Alagoas Cluster
The Alagoas Cluster comprises seven production concessions, being six onshore (Anambé, Arapaçu, Cidade de São Miguel dos Campos, Furado, Pilar, and São Miguel dos Campos) and the Paru field concession located in shallow waters, with a water depth of 24 meters.
The cluster average production from January to May 2021 was 1.9 thousand bpd of oil and condensate and 602 thousand m³/d of gas, generating 0.9 thousand bpd of NGL (natural gas liquids).
In addition to the fields and their production facilities, the Natural Gas Processing Unit of Alagoas, whose processing capacity is 2 million cubic meters per day, is included in the transaction, which is responsible for processing 100% of the cluster gas and generating NGL.
Petro+ is a Brazilian energy integration company involved in the exploration, production, and marketing of oil and natural gas from onshore fields and in thermoelectric power generation projects. Currently, the Petro+ Group operates nine concessions in the Espírito Santo, Potiguar, Recôncavo, and Tucano Sul Basins. The investment fund PSS Energy Fund, managed by Prisma Capital Ltda, is Petro+'s controlling shareholder.