The National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (ANPG) signed this Wednesday, September 28, with its counterpart in Brazil, the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), a cooperation agreement for regulation and supervision of exploration, development and production activities. The signing took place during the Rio Oil & Gas Conference held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The agreement signed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors (PCA) of the ANPG, Paulino Jerónimo and the General Director of the ANP, Rodolfo Henrique de Saboia, will be valid for five years, and aims to establish cooperation in the fields of technical promotion to strengthen of the oil and gas industry, as well as the transfer of knowledge related to technical standards and good practices in the oil industry.
For Paulino Jerónimo, this is an important moment, which formalizes a relationship of more than three years with the ANP. It shows the experience of the similar agency and the brotherhood relationship between the Angolan and Brazilian peoples, “one of the points that we want to reinforce is our regulatory framework, we want to gain this experience that the ANP has. The relationship between Angola and Brazil is transcendental, and this agreement only reinforces the commitment between the governments to cement the relationship in the field of hydrocarbons”.
Rodolfo de Saboia appeals to the relevance of the agreement, which he considers very promising. It also emphasizes the brotherhood relationship between peoples, “the importance of this agreement transcends the interest of both countries in the exploitation of their natural resources and hydrocarbons. Brazil and Angola have a common past, a close culture with the same origin and a very close feeling of brotherhood. It extends beyond these economic activities, but it is in them that we hope to achieve an even greater proximity between the two countries, with this mutual exchange of experience and knowledge that each country can offer.”
The cooperation, object of the agreement, will be carried out through the periodic exchange of information and experiences, the carrying out of studies and joint investigation, as well as the training and capacity building of human resources.
It is recalled that the ANPG participates in Rio Oil & Gas, from the 26th to the 29th of September, with a delegation headed by its PCA and composed of Directors, Directors and technicians, with a stand where it promotes the Angolan oil potential.