Bloomberg the Company

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Follow Us

Industry Products

Petrobras Loses $150 Million on Offshore Well, O Globo Says

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, spent $150 million on a well it had to abandon off the coast of Amapa state in the northeastern part of the country, the O Globo newspaper said, citing a person it didn’t name.

Strong currents dragged the rig away from the drilling site and Petrobras, as the Rio de Janeiro-based producer is known, stopped work on the well, O Globo said. The incident raised concerns at Brazil’s oil regulator, known as ANP, because the government plans to auction oil exploration blocks in the area next year, O Globo said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Peter Millard in Rio de Janeiro at pmillard1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Attwood at jattwood3@bloomberg.net