A Dieese study carried out at the request of Sindipetro Norte Fluminense, an entity linked to the Single Federation of Oil Workers (FUP), revealed that according to data from July 2020, the part of the Rio de Janeiro coast of the Campos basin, which was once the star in terms Petrobras’ production volume, had a 45% drop in oil volumes in the last 10 years, and today operates with 21 units. Together, the platforms produce a daily average of 659.4 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe / d). In 2010, these same platforms produced 1.2 million boe / d, FUP said in a note.
Also according to FUP, Petrobras, which once had an absolute predominance of platforms in the region, is now a minority in operation. From 2010 to May 2020, the company stopped using 38 platforms that operated in the Campos basin.
“These were paralyzed, sold or hibernated by the company – and currently they produce nothing, although they have already produced around 440 thousand boe / day in 2010”, according to the federation, noting that 10 years ago the Campos basin represented 79% of the national production and today that slice is 33%.
According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), Petrobras’ reduction policy in the region has already cut 56,000 jobs in all sectors of the economy in the cities of Campos and Macaé, FUP said in the study.
“In the Campos basin, only Petrobras cut 25% of jobs between 2014 and June 2020. The company closed 4,282 jobs, the majority through the Voluntary Dismissal Plan. For every four jobs of the company in the Campos basin , one was closed “, said the FUP.