The project to explore 16 wells in the region is maintained, even without Ibama's authorization
Ibama is expected to allow the company to drill in the Pitu field in the Equatorial Margin of Rio Grande do Norte.
The measure is a result of the currently recorded low flow levels in the Madeira River, approximately 50% below the historical average.
It is expected to operate in the Búzios field in the pre-salt Santos Basin from 2025
Oil drilling was never approved by the government's environmental watchdog
The country has an energy potential of around 700 GW
The request for renewal of the license involves a total of 14 areas in the Santos Basin and north of the Campos Basin