APR 7, 2020
The National Petroleum Agency (ANP) announced on Tuesday (7) a series of flexibilities for companies operating in the oil and gas fields. One of them is the postponement of activities foreseen in the Annual Work Program (PAT) of oil companies in 2020 for up to one year.
PAT is the set of activities and investments of an operating company over the course of any calendar year. With the ANP’s decision, companies are released from compliance with what was foreseen in this plan for up to one year, without the need to revise it.
The agency also suspended the deadline for reviewing Development Plans and extended the deadline for ANP requests and the concessionaires’ response to the Monthly Production Bulletin to 60 days. The deadline for sending this document remains the same. Another measure was the authorization of the extraordinary burning of 100 thousand m³ / day of natural gas in small production fields.
The ANP also suspended the deadlines related to some operational oil and natural gas production routines. They are: gas sample collection; collection of oil samples to determine the shrinkage factor and solubility ratio; calibration of meters that cannot be performed on site; calibration of secondary elements, measuring tapes and tanks; dimensional inspection of the components of the measurement systems and tanks and verification of the flare meters and testing of onshore wells.