Brazil'' s Barra to study buying Petrobras asset sold to Statoil

Brazil’s Barra Energia
do Brasil Petróleo e Gás, which owns 10 percent of the giant
Carcara offshore oil prospect, will study invoking its right of
initially rejection over Petrobras’ sale of its 66 percent stake in
the area to Norway’s Statoil, a source with direct understanding of
the scenario told Reuters on Friday.

Previously on Friday Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as
Petrobras is understood, said it consented to offer its stake in the
BM-S-8 license block, house to Carcara, to Statoil for $2.5.
billion. Barra is part owned by two U.S. mutual fund.
Riverstone Holdings LLC and First Reserve Corp.

( Reporting by Marta Nogueira; Composing by Jeb Blount; Editing by.
W Simon).

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