President of Petrobras, Jean Paul Prates.| Photo: Mauricio Pingo/Petrobras.

Petrobras resubmitted this Thursday (25) the request for oil exploration in the basin at the mouth of the Amazon. The president of the state company, Jean Paul Prates, announced the decision in the social media. On the 17th, the president of Ibama, Rodrigo Agostinho, denied the license requested by the company.

“As agreed at the 3aF meeting [terça-feira] regarding environmental issues related to the Equatorial Margin, we have just resubmitted a request to resume the licensing process for drilling Morpho 1-APS-57 well in the Amapá Águas Profundas sector of the marine sedimentary basin called ‘Foz do Amazonas’”, wrote Prates on Twitter.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Ibama, the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Environment. The Minister of the Environment, Marina Silva, defended the technical decision to deny licensing and reinforced that it would be complied with.

“This process was carried out with the utmost diligence by Petrobras’ Sustainability and Environment teams, which have been working since – when they took over the concession from the ANP to carry out all stages of the Exploration Program for the federal concession of block FZA-M-59”, he pointed out. Plates.