PETROBRAS PUSHING EDGE OF DEEPWATER FRONTIER

Brazil's Petroleos Brasileiro SA continues to extend the frontier of subsea technology, especially in the deepwater Campos basin. The basin has huge hydrocarbon potential. Brazil's supergiant Albacora and Marlim field complexes in the Campos basin are expected to account for most of the projected near doubling of Brazil's oil production this century (OGJ, Mar. 11, p. 38). Among recent technological advances Petrobras has:

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