Brazil: No biogenic formation in our block, Total says


French oil major Total has said it found no evidence of “biogenic formation” in the Foz do Amazonas basin off Brazil, following reports that the Greenpeace has found “rhodolith beds” near the same area where Total plans to drill for oil.

In a statement in mid-April, Greenpeace said that team of scientists onboard the Greenpeace Esperanza ship “have documented the existence of a rhodolith field where French company Total intends to drill for oil, 120km off the northern coast of Brazil.”

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