Petrobras’ challenges in the development of the PreSalt reserves: is it the time for Brazil to adopt the International Energy Charter?


  • Guilherme Baptista Schwartsmann Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul



pre-salt, Petrobras, oil, FDI, investment promotion.


According to the International Energy Agency, Brazil plays a central role in meeting the world’s oil needs through to 2035, accounting for one-third of the net growth in global supply. At the centre of the country’s efforts to become one of the world’s largest oil producers is a highly complex and capital-intensive deep-water project to develop its pre-salt basin oil reserves3. The purpose of this paper is to briefly present the pre-salt project and its production challenges – both economical and political – demonstrating the potential benefits of the adoption of the International Energy Charter for its development.


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Baptista Schwartsmann, G. (2016). Petrobras’ challenges in the development of the PreSalt reserves: is it the time for Brazil to adopt the International Energy Charter?. Revista De Direito Econômico E Socioambiental, 7(1), 164–178.