At Petrobras headquarters in Rio de Janeiro this Monday morning (March 17), Petrobras President Maria das Graças Silva Foster and the Director of Exploration and Production, José Formigli, announced the start of the 7th round of the Fleet Renewal Plan for Offshore Support Vessels (Prorefam). Stock was also taken at this time of the plan from 2000 to present, and contracts were signed for the 5th round of the program.
The President highlighted the importance of the program for the industry as well as for Petrobras, emphasizing that the company's priority is to increase their oil production, as per the 2014-2018 Business and Management Plan. "This is a very important time. It's the time to cheer the naval and offshore industry on so it continues to grow, thrive, and most importantly be respected", stated the President. On the topic of contracts, Graça Foster stressed that prices must be within international norms. "Petrobras can't wait. There is absolutely nothing that would justify us falling behind on our oil production curve. No contract that would put this at risk is a priority for us", she stated.