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Petrobras announces loss of top secret information




Petrobras announces loss of top secret information
Petrobras announces loss of top secret information



http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-02/15/content_7609428.htm 

By Bi Mingxin
www.chinaview.cn 
2008-02-15

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Detailed information about Brazil's 
recent oil and gas discoveries was stolen from a container in Rio de 
Janeiro, the state-owned energy giant Petrobras said Thursday.
    
According to the company, the data were stored in a hard disk and two 
laptops transported from an exploitation platform to Macaein Rio state's 
northern seashore.
    
Thieves broke into the container and stole the equipment, Petrobras 
said.
    
The top secret information was related to discoveries in deep water oil 
fields, such as the Tupi field, announced last November as the company's 
biggest reserve and believed to bear oil enough to double the country's 
production.
    
Although Petrobras has the copies of all the data, the oil and gas giant 
expressed concern over its destination and the use that will be made of 
it, suspecting industrial espionage.
   
The company was informed of the theft on Feb. 1 and notified the Federal 
Police, who are investigating the case.
    
The Tupi oil field, located at a depth of approximately 7,000 meters, 
has a capacity of producing 8 billion barrels of oil and 30 million 
cubic meters of natural gas per day.


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