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Oil & Gas

The Oil & Gas sector is undertaking significant changes, aiming at a greater open access to national and international actors. 

Business opportunities in Oil &Gas have been booming since the constitutional reform of the sector (in 1995), going through the review of the regulatory framework, with the discovery of the pre-salt (in 2010), as well as recent changes that seek greater competition and efficiency for the sector (as flexibility of the mandatory national local content and Petrobras’ mandatory participations in the pre-salt).

Currently, the Petrobras divestment program and the announced changes for the gas sector generate business opportunities at all the chain stages.

The law office has been working steadily in the sector, helping incumbent companies and new investors to understand and act within the regulatory framework established by legislation and by ANP (National Agency of Petroleum). Specifically in gas, at the state level, Manesco has been participating in discussions regarding revision of the regulatory framework and tariff adjustments.

Manesco advises companies and new investors to act within the regulatory framework established by legislation and by the ANP, for the sector.

In the field of biofuels, Manesco has also provided strategic advice to implement new investments in the area. It must be highlighted, for example, compliance relevant issues to the RenovaBio new program (a new Brazilian biofuels policy), which impacts all actors in the fuel distribution chain.

Advice on skill and procedures for delimiting oil and natural gas fields and the possibility of unifying fields in shared oilfields.
Advice on changing local content rules in exploration and production contracts.
Advice on limits and parameters of ANP normative and supervisory skills.
Advice on federative competences in the gas sector.
Judicial action on the excessive delay in the tariff revision by state agency.
Judicial modeling of alcohol pipeline projects.
Legal opinion on state gas tariff increase.
Advice on the regulation of government participation in the oil and gas sector.
Advice on the incident regulation in the gas sector in Brazil, delimiting the competences of each sector agent.
Advice on the assessment of the regulatory framework of the sector after the discovery of the pre-salt deposits.
Draft Bill on the competence and functioning of sanitation and piped gas service.
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