The volume of oil and derivatives leaked recorded in 2021 was 11.6 m³, below the alert limit of 120 m³ established internally for the year. This result represents the best performance in the historical series. Of the leaked volume, 1.56 m3 were recovered.
Of the leaks recorded above a barrel, no occurrence was recorded that reached a sensitive coastal area or unusual sensitive area.
In 2021, the set of actions implemented resulted in a reduction in the number of clandestine derivations from 201 to 102, that is, a reduction of 49.25% in the number of occurrences, when compared to the previous year.
The reduction in the volume of product extracted from the pipelines, as a result of the fight against this type of crime, was also an important result. The total extracted in 2021 was 1.8 thousand m3, versus 5.0 thousand m3 in the previous year.
Response measures taken in cases of significant leaks
In the case of occurrences at sea, the actions generally follow the activation of the Emergency Plan for Oil Spills (PEVO) of the respective Units, and the Organizational Response Structure (EOR) is called to coordinate the actions.
For onshore events, the Emergency Plans are also activated and the EOR is established (operational maneuvers were carried out to interrupt the source of the leak. As part of the actions, the emergency response, property security, and cleaning teams are activated, as well as modern equipment to collect the spilled oil.
Subsequently, it is our practice to carry out coverage based on the recommendations resulting from the accident investigation in order to act preventively in other units where there are similarities in processes or equipment that are associated with the root cause of the accident, promoting process improvement and raising the level of operational safety.