Announcement about FPSO Cidade de São MateusPublicado em: 12/06/2015 08:49:03
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Petrobras completes analysis of factors that contributed to accident on February 11, on board FPSO Cidade de São Mateus, in Espírito Santo.
The report is aimed at documenting the analysis of the occurrence, in order to further improve the industry’s safety standards and prevent similar accidents in future. The main causal factors identified were breaches of fluid pumping operating procedures, the installation of a piece of equipment (racket) in a pipe without the proper technical specifications and alteration registration, and safety procedure violations.
Petrobras has submitted the report to the public authorities, including the National Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP), the Federal Police and the Civil Police, with whom Petrobras has been collaborating since the start of the investigations.
The report’s conclusions are also being shared with Petrobras’ exploration and production workforce, the BW Offshore group – responsible for operating FPSO Cidade de São Mateus – and the oil industry as a whole.
Petrobras also clarifies that claims that it was warned about certain faults before the accident are incorrect.