|PetroCar - Petróleo Carioca|
|Industry||Oil and gas|
|Key People||F.Pasco, CEO|
|Number of employees||3.570|
|Divisions||Petrocar Perfuração (drilling)|
|Petrocar Exploração (extraction)|
|Petrocar Final (refining and distribution)|
PetroCar is the national oil and gas company from Cariocas.
HistoryCariocas decreased fuel imports, but was not yet a self-sufficient country.
The company began to expand operations, building and renting two offshore units to drill in other countries such as Belgravia and Brasonia for several years, despite still refining the oil out of the country at that time.
The times changed in 2012, a historic year to the company and the country. It would be a very bad year due to the decline in production in on-shore fields, but a group of geologists from Universidade Federal de Itacolomi discovered a big oil basin in Piratiba southwest.
This way, the country ceased to be importer to become an oil exporter. PetroCar brought back its two units and bought another to explore the newly discovered field.
The company operates in all stages, from drilling to distribution to final consumers.
Since 2013, PetroCar decided to suspend the on-shore drilling and focus only on off-shore drilling. All employees have been trained and relocated to the new scenery.
Currently, there are only three off-shore drilling units in the company, all of them operating in "Bacia de Cariocas do Sul" (South Cariocas Basin), close to Piratiba. These units belongs to PetroCar Perfuração, a division operating only with drilling.
According to a national law, 90% of the crew is made up of cariocas workers.
|The Lone Star||SS-16||rig||map|
PetroCar is considering a possibility of contract some foreigner rig or drilling ship soon, looking for a increase in the exploration.
The two drilling ships of the company are relatively old, but still has been very good performance in operations.
Refining and Transport
|Refinaria de Piratiba||RePira||port and refinery||map|
|TBD||TBD||cargo ship||[ map]|
PetroCar is the main gas stations operator in Cariocas. There are around 100 units in all of the country, including national overseas.
PetroCar also exports oil supply and/or owns gas stations to some countries.
- The company got strong presence in sportive events. Is the main sponsor of Ultramar and Conquista, two football clubs from Piratiba in the top national division. Is also one of the top sponsors of the national teams (football, gridiron and rugby).
- As trivia, the company logo shows the Cariocas national flag as soil levels.