Block 6 covers an area of 5,549 square kilometers in the Mafia basin, off the coast of Tanzania, at a water depth of 1,800 meters. The block's consortium currently has Petrobras as the operator, with 50 percent stakes, and Shell Deepwater Tanzania B.V. holding the remaining half. Upon completion of the farm-out, Petrobras will remain the operator, with 38 percent equity stakes, Statoil, with 12 percent, and Shell 50 percent.
On May 20, we completed, by means of our wholly-owned subsidiary Petrobras Global Finance B.V. ("PGF"), the offer of securities on the international capitals market (Global Notes) in the amount of $11 billion. The transaction, priced on May 13, 2013, consisted of the issuance of notes due in 2016, 2019, 2023, and 2043 at fixed rates, and also in 2016 and 2019 with floating rates.
From May 22 to 24, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will be holding the Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. GRI is a global benchmark in the creation of guidelines for the preparation of sustainability reports of various companies and organizations, such as the UN. We have sponsored the conference since its first edition in, 2006.
We have announced the pricing of Global Notes denominated in U.S Dollars (U.S.$). The proceeds will be used to fund our Business Plan and for general corporate purposes
The statement was made by CEO Graça Foster, during the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which is being held in Houston, United States. The executive presented the lecture titled "The Future of Energy in Brazil: The Role of Petrobras," during the "Perspectives on the Global Power Market - Shaping the Future" panel, which was attended by more than 250 people.
The importance of integrating companies that operate in deepwater oil and gas fields with universities and suppliers for the development of offshore production technology was highlighted during the "Global Deepwater Technology Development" panel this Monday, May 6, in Houston (USA), which featured a presentation by Petrobras’ executive manager for Production Engineering in the Exploration & Production business area, Solange da Silva Guedes.
We announced that we have signed today a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) for the sale of our 20% stake in exploratory blocks KC 49, 50, 92, 93, 94 and 138 in the US Gulf of Mexico. These blocks make up the asset known as Gila, and the operator is British Petroleum (BP).
Operating profit reached R$9,849 million, up 72% on the previous quarter due to readjustments in the price of diesel and gasoline, lower import costs and lower operating expenses.
We will participate in the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which is scheduled for May 6 to 9, 2013, in Houston, United States. This is one of the most prestigious events in the oil and gas world, and its awards, which we have already won in 1992 and 2001, are the most important in the industry.
Petrobras announces that its Board of Directors has approved the 2013-2017 Business & Management Plan (2013-17 BP)