UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the month of May, 2022

 

Commission File Number 1-15106

 

 

PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S.A. – PETROBRAS

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Brazilian Petroleum Corporation – PETROBRAS

(Translation of Registrant's name into English)

 

Avenida Henrique Valadares, 28 – 19th floor 
20231-030 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Federative Republic of Brazil

(Address of principal executive office)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F. 

Form 20-F ___X___ Form 40-F _______

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Yes _______ No___X____

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Unaudited

Consolidated

Interim

Financial

Statements

 

As of March 31, 2022 and for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 with report of independent registered public accounting firm

 

 

 
 

INDEX

PETROBRAS

 

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm 3
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION 4
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME 5
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME 6
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 7
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY 8
1.   Basis of preparation 9
2.   Summary of significant accounting policies 9
3.   Cash and cash equivalents and Marketable securities 9
4.   Sales revenues 10
5.   Costs and expenses by nature 11
6.   Other income and expenses 12
7.   Net finance income (expense) 12
8.   Net income by operating segment 13
9.   Trade and other receivables 14
10.   Inventories 15
11.   Taxes 16
12.   Employee benefits 17
13.   Provisions for legal proceedings 23
14.   Provision for decommissioning costs 27
15.   Property, plant and equipment 28
16.   Intangible assets 30
17.   Impairment 31
18.   Exploration and evaluation of oil and gas reserves 31
19.   Collateral for crude oil exploration concession agreements 32
20.   Investments 32
21.   Assets by operating segment 32
22.   Disposal of assets and other changes in organizational structure 33
23.   Finance debt 36
24.   Lease liabilities 39
25.   Equity 40
26.   Fair value of financial assets and liabilities 41
27.   Risk management 41
28.   Related-party transactions 46
29.   Supplemental information on statement of cash flows 48
30.   Subsequent events 48

 

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Report of independent registered public accounting firm

 

 

The Shareholders and Board of Directors of

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras

 

Results of review of consolidated interim financial statements

We have reviewed the consolidated interim statement of financial position of Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of March 31, 2022, the related consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, changes in shareholders’ equity and cash flows for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, and the related notes (collectively, the consolidated interim financial statements). Based on our reviews, we are not aware of any material modifications that should be made to the consolidated interim financial statements for it to be in accordance with IAS 34 - Interim Financial Reporting, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

 

We have previously audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB), the consolidated statement of financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2021, and the related consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for the year then ended (not presented herein); and in our report dated March 30, 2022, we expressed an unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements. In our opinion, the information set forth in the accompanying consolidated statement of financial position as of December 31, 2021, is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the consolidated statement of financial position from which it has been derived.

 

Basis for review results

This consolidated interim financial statements is the responsibility of the Company’s management. We are a public accounting firm registered with the PCAOB and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our reviews in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. A review of consolidated interim financial statements consists principally of applying analytical procedures and making inquiries of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters. It is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB, the objective of which is the expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.

 

 

 

 

/s/ KPMG Auditores Independentes Ltda.

 

 

 

 

Rio de Janeiro - RJ

May 5, 2022

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UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

PETROBRAS

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 (Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

Assets Note 03.31.2022 12.31.2021   Liabilities Note 03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Current assets         Current liabilities      
Cash and cash equivalents 3.1 17,223 10,467   Trade payables   5,916 5,483
Marketable securities 3.2 1,259 650   Finance debt 23.1 3,790 3,641
Trade and other receivables 9.1 5,667 6,368   Lease liability 24 5,353 5,432
Inventories 10 10,205 7,255   Income taxes payable 11.1 1,033 733
Recoverable income taxes 11.1 188 163   Other taxes payable 11.2 4,786 4,001
Other recoverable taxes 11.2 1,115 1,183   Employee benefits 12 2,413 2,144
Others   2,041 1,573   Others   2,640 1,875
    37,698 27,659       25,931 23,309
Assets classified as held for sale 22 4,413 2,490   Liabilities related to assets classified as held for sale 22 1,555 867
    42,111 30,149       27,486 24,176
                 
Non-current assets         Non-current liabilities      
Long-term receivables         Finance debt 23.1 31,631 32,059
Trade and other receivables 9.1 1,961 1,900   Lease liability 24 17,780 17,611
Marketable securities 3.2 54 44   Income taxes payable 11.1 347 300
Judicial deposits 13.2 10,047 8,038   Deferred income taxes 11.1 9,115 1,229
Deferred income taxes 11.2 625 604   Employee benefits 12 9,696 9,374
Other recoverable taxes 11.2 3,915 3,261   Provisions for legal proceedings 13.1 2,555 2,018
Others   1,451 487   Provision for decommissioning costs 14 17,674 15,619
    18,053 14,334   Others   2,250 2,150
              91,048 80,360
          Total liabilities   118,534 104,536
                 
          Equity      
Investments 20 2,026 1,510   Share capital (net of share issuance costs) 25.1 107,101 107,101
Property, plant and equipment 15 145,015 125,330   Capital reserve and capital transactions   1,143 1,143
Intangible assets 16 3,581 3,025   Profit reserves   81,416 72,811
    168,675 144,199   Accumulated other comprehensive (deficit)   (98,014) (111,648)
          Attributable to the shareholders of Petrobras   91,646 69,407
          Non-controlling interests   606 405
              92,252 69,812
Total assets   210,786 174,348   Total liabilities and equity   210,786 174,348
The notes form an integral part of these unaudited consolidated interim financial statements.
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UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

PETROBRAS

Three-month periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

 

  Note Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Mar/2021
       
Sales revenues 4 27,189 15,698
Cost of sales 5.1 (12,779) (7,691)
Gross profit   14,410 8,007
       
Income (expenses)      
Selling expenses 5.2 (1,178) (948)
General and administrative expenses 5.3 (299) (273)
Exploration costs 18 (79) (214)
Research and development expenses   (206) (117)
Other taxes   (59) (106)
Impairment of assets 17 1 (90)
Other income and expenses 6 (322) (284)
    (2,142) (2,032)
       
Income (loss) before net finance income (expense), results of equity-accounted investments and income taxes   12,268 5,975
       
Finance income   262 122
Finance expenses   (757) (1,208)
Foreign exchange gains (losses) and inflation indexation charges   1,091 (4,553)
Net finance income (expense) 7 596 (5,639)
       
Results of equity-accounted investments 20 350 183
       
Net income before income taxes   13,214 519
       
Income taxes 11.1 (4,566) (319)
       
Net income for the period   8,648 200
       
Net income attributable to shareholders of Petrobras   8,605 180
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests   43 20
Basic and diluted earnings per common and preferred share - in U.S. dollars 25.3 0.66 0.01
       
The notes form an integral part of these unaudited consolidated interim financial statements.
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UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

PETROBRAS

Three-month periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Mar/2021
Net income for the period 8,648 200
     
Items that will not be reclassified to the statement of income:    
     
Actuarial losses on post-employment defined benefit plans    
Recognized in equity (3)
Deferred income tax
  (3)
     
Items that may be reclassified subsequently to the statement of income:    
     
Unrealized gains (losses) on cash flow hedge - highly probable future exports    
Recognized in equity 11,596 (5,591)
Reclassified to the statement of income 1,380 1,113
Deferred income tax (4,412) 1,523
  8,564 (2,955)
     
Cumulative translation adjustments (*)    
Recognized in equity 4,897 (813)
Reclassified to the statement of income 34
  4,897 (779)
     
Share of other comprehensive income in equity-accounted investments    
Recognized in equity 250 (112)
Reclassified to the statement of income
  250 (112)
     
Other comprehensive income (loss) 13,711 (3,849)
     
Total comprehensive income (loss) 22,359 (3,649)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to shareholders of Petrobras 22,239 (3,648)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests 120 (1)
(*) It includes cumulative translation adjustments in associates and joint ventures.
The notes form an integral part of these unaudited consolidated interim financial statements.

 

 

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UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

PETROBRAS

Three-month periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 
  Note Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Mar/2021
Cash flows from operating activities      
Net income for the period   8,648 200
Adjustments for:      
Pension and medical benefits (actuarial expense) 12 307 315
Results of equity-accounted investments 20.1 (350) (183)
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 8 3,170 2,856
Impairment of assets (reversal) 17 (1) 90
Inventory write-down (write-back) to net realizable value 10 (7) (1)
Allowance (reversals) for credit loss on trade and other receivables   21 (15)
Exploratory expenditure write-offs 18 23 131
Disposal/write-offs of assets, remeasurement of investment retained with loss of control and reclassification of CTA   (476) (15)
Foreign exchange, indexation and finance charges     (489) 5,544
Deferred income taxes, net 11.1 1,961 200
Revision and unwinding of discount on the provision for decommissioning costs 14 154 194
Early termination and cash outflows revision of lease agreements   (225) (70)
Decrease (Increase) in assets      
Trade and other receivables, net   641 (128)
Inventories   (1,917) (1,973)
Judicial deposits   (375) (151)
Other assets   (27) 51
Increase (Decrease) in liabilities      
Trade payables   (138) 616
Other taxes payable   2,835 1,105
Pension and medical benefits   (1,477) (976)
Provisions for legal proceedings   184 (205)
Short-term benefits   (150) (91)
Provision for decommissioning costs   (132) (163)
Other liabilities   (297) 41
Income taxes paid   (1,575) (128)
Net cash provided by operating activities   10,308 7,244
Cash flows from investing activities      
Acquisition of PP&E and intangible assets   (2,376) (1,650)
Investments in investees   (9) (2)
Proceeds from disposal of assets - Divestment   1,753 201
Financial compensation for the Búzios Co-participation Agreement   61
Divestment (Investment) in marketable securities   (469) 25
Dividends received   52 67
Net cash used in investing activities   (988) (1,359)
Cash flows from financing activities      
Changes in non-controlling interest   84 (19)
Proceeds from financing 23.2 150 54
Repayment of principal - finance debt 23.2 (1,491) (3,063)
Repayment of interest - finance debt 23.2 (567) (1,079)
Repayment of lease liability 24 (1,321) (1,467)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests   (5)
Net cash used in financing activities   (3,150) (5,574)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   582 (72)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents   6,752 239
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period   10,480 11,725
       
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period   17,232 11,964
The notes form an integral part of these unaudited consolidated interim financial statements.
 

 

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UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

PETROBRAS

Three-month periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 (Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 
  Share capital (net of share issuance costs)   Accumulated other comprehensive income (deficit) and deemed cost Profit Reserves        
  Share Capital Share issuance costs Capital reserve, Capital Transactions and Treasury shares Cumulative translation adjustment Cash flow hedge - highly probable future exports Actuarial gains (losses) on defined benefit pension plans  Other comprehensive income (loss) and deemed cost Legal Statutory Tax incentives Profit retention Additional dividends proposed Retained earnings (losses) Equity attributable to shareholders of Petrobras Non-controlling interests Total consolidated equity
  107,380 (279) 1,064 (73,936) (24,590) (15,034) (1,174) 8,813 2,900 1,102 51,974 1,128 59,348 528 59,876
Balance at January 1, 2021   107,101 1,064       (114,734)         65,917 59,348 528 59,876
Capital increase with reserves 2 2
Capital transactions (691) (691) 675 (16)
Net income 180 180 20 200
Other comprehensive loss (758) (2,955) (3) (112) (3,828) (21) (3,849)
Appropriations:                                
Dividends (3) (3)
Balance at March 31, 2021 107,380 (279) 373 (74,694) (27,545) (15,037) (1,286) 8,813 2,900 1,102 51,974 1,128 180 55,009 1,201 56,210
    107,101 373       (118,562)         65,917 180 55,009 1,201 56,210
                                 
  107,380 (279) 1,143 (75,122) (24,169) (11,205) (1,152) 9,769 3,084 1,220 52,050 6,688 69,407 405 69,812
Balance at January 1, 2022   107,101 1,143       (111,648)         72,811 69,407 405 69,812
Capital transactions 83 83
Net income 8,605 8,605 43 8,648
Other comprehensive income 4,820 8,564 250 13,634 77 13,711
Appropriations:                                
Dividends (2) (2)
Balance at March 31, 2022 107,380 (279) 1,143 (70,302) (15,605) (11,205) (902) 9,769 3,084 1,220 52,050 6,688 8,605 91,646 606 92,252
    107,101 1,143       (98,014)         72,811 8,605 91,646 606 92,252
                                 

The notes form an integral part of these unaudited consolidated interim financial statements.

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

1. Basis of preparation
1.1. Statement of compliance and authorization of unaudited consolidated interim financial statements

These unaudited consolidated interim financial statements of Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (“Petrobras” or “Company”) have been prepared and presented in accordance with IAS 34 – “Interim Financial Reporting” as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). They present the significant changes in the period, avoiding repetition of certain notes to the annual consolidated financial statements previously reported. Hence, they should be read together with the Company’s audited annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021, which include the full set of notes (2021 Financial Statements). All relevant information specific to the financial statements, and only them, are being emphasized, and corresponds to the ones used by the Company’s Management.

These unaudited consolidated interim financial statements were approved and authorized for issue by the Company’s Board of Directors in a meeting held on May 5, 2022.

2. Summary of significant accounting policies

The accounting policies and methods of computation followed in these consolidated interim financial statements are the same as those followed in the preparation of the annual financial statements of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2021.

The IFRS standards that became effective on January 1, 2022 resulted in no material effects on these unaudited consolidated interim financial statements.

Regarding the Interest Rate Benchmark Reform (IBOR Reform), in order to prepare for the transition to alternative reference rates, the Company continues to monitor the pronouncements of regulatory authorities, aimed at adapting its financial instruments to the new benchmark. The Company has debts indexed to Libor (London Interbank Offered Rate), corresponding to 32% of total finance debt (see note 23.3).

3. Cash and cash equivalents and Marketable securities
3.1. Cash and cash equivalents
  03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Cash at bank and in hand 258 299
Short-term financial investments    
- In Brazil    
Brazilian interbank deposit rate investment funds and other short-term deposits 5,904 1,951
Other investment funds 196 163
  6,100 2,114
- Abroad    
Time deposits 7,099 4,310
Automatic investing accounts and interest checking accounts 3,736 3,732
Other financial investments 30 12
  10,865 8,054
Total short-term financial investments 16,965 10,168
Total cash and cash equivalents 17,223 10,467

 

 

Short-term financial investments in Brazil primarily consist of investments in funds holding Brazilian Federal Government Bonds that can be redeemed immediately, as well as reverse repurchase agreements that mature within three months as of the date of their acquisition. Short-term financial investments abroad comprise time deposits that mature in three months or less from the date of their acquisition, highly-liquid automatic investment accounts, interest checking accounts and other short-term fixed income instruments.

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

3.2. Marketable securities
  03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Fair value through profit or loss 759 650
Amortized cost 554 44
Total 1,313 694
Current 1,259 650
Non-current 54 44

 

 

Marketable securities classified as fair value through profit or loss refer mainly to investments in Brazilian Federal Government Bonds. These financial investments have maturities of more than three months and are generally classified as current assets due to their maturity or the expectation of their realization in the short term. Securities classified as amortized cost refer to investments abroad in time deposits with maturities exceeding three months from the contracting date.

4. Sales revenues
  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Mar/2021
Diesel 7,483 4,578
Gasoline 3,725 2,022
Liquefied petroleum gas 1,186 916
Jet fuel 991 426
Naphtha 611 331
Fuel oil (including bunker fuel) 366 335
Other oil products 1,274 878
Subtotal oil products 15,636 9,486
Natural gas 1,723 1,037
Oil 1,761 53
 Renewables  and nitrogen products 66 13
Breakage 104 67
Electricity 293 543
Services, agency and others 238 161
Domestic market 19,821 11,360
Exports 6,734 4,137
Oil 4,812 2,801
Fuel oil (including bunker fuel) 1,885 1,201
Other oil products 38 135
Sales  abroad (*) 633 201
Foreign market 7,368 4,338
Sales revenues (**) 27,189 15,698
(*) Sales revenues from operations outside of Brazil, including trading and excluding exports.    
(**) Sales revenues by business segment are set out in note 8.    

 

 

In the three-month periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, sales to Vibra Energia (formerly BR Distribuidora) represented more than 10% of the Company’s sales revenues, mainly associated with the refining, transportation and marketing segment.

5. Costs and expenses by nature
5.1. Cost of sales
  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Mar/2021
Raw material, products for resale, materials and third-party services (*) (5,761) (2,660)
Depreciation, depletion and amortization (2,562) (2,239)
Production taxes (4,064) (2,354)
Employee compensation (392) (438)
Total (12,779) (7,691)
(*) It Includes short-term leases and inventory turnover.

 

 

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

5.2. Selling expenses
  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Mar/2021
Materials, third-party services, freight, rent and other related costs (948) (784)
Depreciation, depletion and amortization (200) (149)
Allowance for expected credit losses (8) 5
Employee compensation (22) (20)
Total (1,178) (948)
 

 

 

5.3. General and administrative expenses
  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Mar/2021
Employee compensation (198) (185)
Materials, third-party services, rent and other related costs (78) (64)
Depreciation, depletion and amortization (23) (24)
Total (299) (273)
     

 

 

6. Other income and expenses
  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Mar/2021
Unscheduled stoppages and pre-operating expenses (376) (300)
Gains (losses) with legal, administrative and arbitration proceedings (259) 51
Pension and medical benefits - retirees (238) (218)
Performance award program (118) (94)
Losses with commodities derivatives (53) (23)
Profit sharing (31) (28)
Losses on decommissioning of returned/abandoned areas (24) (6)
Results on disposal/write-offs of assets and on remeasurement of investment retained with loss of control 476 48
Early termination and changes to cash flow estimates of leases 225 69
Fines imposed on suppliers 68 29
Equalization of expenses - Production Individualization Agreements 28 (43)
Reimbursements from E&P partnership operations 27 100
Recovery of taxes (*) 17 22
Amounts recovered from Lava Jato investigation (**) 12 141
Reclassification of comprehensive income (loss) due to the disposal of equity-accounted investments - (33)
Others (76) 1
Total (322) (284)
(*) It Includes the effects of the exclusion of ICMS (VAT tax) from the basis of calculation of sales taxes PIS and COFINS, except for the effects of inflation indexation, as set out in note 11.
(**) The total amount recovered from Lava Jato Investigation through December 31, 2021 was US$ 1,522, recognized through collaboration and leniency agreements entered into with individuals and legal entities.

 

 

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

7. Net finance income (expense)
  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Mar/2021
Finance income 262 122
Income from investments and marketable securities (Government Bonds) 163 29
Other income, net 99 93
Finance expenses (757) (1,208)
Interest on finance debt (530) (752)
Unwinding of discount on lease liabilities (290) (295)
Discount and premium on repurchase of debt securities (26) (183)
Capitalized borrowing costs 238 212
Unwinding of discount on the provision for decommissioning costs (130) (189)
Other finance expenses , net (19) (1)
Foreign exchange gains (losses) and indexation charges 1,091 (4,553)
Foreign exchange gains (losses) (*) 2,421 (3,442)
Reclassification of hedge accounting to the Statement of Income (*) (1,380) (1,113)
Recoverable taxes inflation indexation income 21 13
Other foreign exchange gains (losses) and indexation charges, net 29 (11)
Total 596 (5,639)
(*) For more information, see notes 27.3a and 27.3c.
 

 

 

8. Net income by operating segment
Consolidated Statement of Income by operating segment
Jan-Mar/2022
 

Exploration

and

Production

Refining,

Transportation

& Marketing

Gas

&

Power

Corporate and other business Eliminations Total
Sales revenues 19,684 24,685 3,365 126 (20,671) 27,189
    Intersegments 19,374 433 861 3 (20,671)
    Third parties 310 24,252 2,504 123 - 27,189
Cost of sales (7,676) (21,547) (2,885) (125) 19,454 (12,779)
Gross profit (loss) 12,008 3,138 480 1 (1,217) 14,410
Income (expenses) (33) (537) (889) (679) (4) (2,142)
  Selling (2) (408) (761) (3) (4) (1,178)
  General and administrative (12) (37) (16) (234) - (299)
  Exploration costs (79) - - - - (79)
  Research and development (173) (3) (3) (27) - (206)
  Other taxes (15) (7) (10) (27) - (59)
  Impairment of assets 1 - 1 (1) - 1
  Other income and expenses 247 (82) (100) (387) - (322)
Income (loss) before net finance income (expense), results of equity-accounted investments and income taxes 11,975 2,601 (409) (678) (1,221) 12,268
  Net finance income (expense) - - - 596 - 596
  Results in equity-accounted investments 51 271 29 (1) - 350
Net income / (loss) before income taxes 12,026 2,872 (380) (83) (1,221) 13,214
  Income taxes (4,072) (885) 139 (164) 416 (4,566)
Net income (loss) for the period 7,954 1,987 (241) (247) (805) 8,648
Attributable to:            
Shareholders of Petrobras 7,955 1,987 (267) (265) (805) 8,605
Non-controlling interests (1) - 26 18 - 43

 

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

 

Jan-Mar/2021
 

Exploration

and

Production

Refining,

Transportation

& Marketing

Gas

&

Power

Corporate and other business Eliminations Total
Sales revenues 11,666 13,973 2,208 155 (12,304) 15,698
    Intersegments 11,453 235 552 64 (12,304)
    Third parties 213 13,738 1,656 91 - 15,698
Cost of sales (5,234) (11,837) (1,332) (150) 10,862 (7,691)
Gross profit (loss) 6,432 2,136 876 5 (1,442) 8,007
Income (expenses) (521) (399) (746) (360) (6) (2,032)
  Selling - (335) (603) (4) (6) (948)
  General and administrative (32) (32) (17) (192) - (273)
  Exploration costs (214) - - - - (214)
  Research and development (85) (3) (5) (24) - (117)
  Other taxes (17) (40) (23) (26) - (106)
  Impairment of assets (95) - - 5 - (90)
  Other income and expenses (78) 11 (98) (119) - (284)
Income (loss) before net finance income (expense), results of equity-accounted investments and income taxes 5,911 1,737 130 (355) (1,448) 5,975
  Net finance income (expense) - - - (5,639) - (5,639)
  Results in equity-accounted investments 23 108 40 12 - 183
Net income / (loss) before income taxes 5,934 1,845 170 (5,982) (1,448) 519
  Income taxes (2,010) (590) (45) 1,833 493 (319)
Net income (loss) for the period 3,924 1,255 125 (4,149) (955) 200
Attributable to:            
Shareholders of Petrobras 3,925 1,255 104 (4,149) (955) 180
Non-controlling interests (1) - 21 - - 20

 

9. Trade and other receivables
9.1. Trade and other receivables
  03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Receivables from contracts with customers    
Third parties 5,128 4,839
Related parties    
Investees (note 28.1) 374 385
Subtotal 5,502 5,224
Other trade  receivables    
Third parties    
Receivables from divestments (*) 1,833 2,679
Lease receivables 430 435
Other receivables 844 872
Related parties    
Petroleum and alcohol accounts - receivables from Brazilian Federal Government 616 506
Subtotal 3,723 4,492
Total trade and other receivables, before ECL 9,225 9,716
Expected credit losses (ECL) - Third parties (1,568) (1,428)
Expected credit losses (ECL) - Related parties (29) (20)
Total trade and other receivables 7,628 8,268
Current 5,667 6,368
Non-current 1,961 1,900
(*) It mainly refers to receivables from the divestment in Nova Transportadora do Sudeste (NTS), received in April 2022 (see note 30), in addition to values referring to Rio Ventura, Roncador, Pampo, Enchova, Baúna, Miranga and Maromba fields.

 

 

Trade and other receivables are generally classified as measured at amortized cost, except for receivables with final prices linked to changes in commodity price after their transfer of control, which are classified as measured at fair value through profit or loss, amounting to US$ 706 as of March 31, 2022 (US$ 1,155 as of December 31, 2021).

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

The change in Receivable from divestments was mainly due to the receipt of US$ 950 related to the final installment for the sale of block BM-S-8 (see note 31.4 to the 2021 Annual Financial Statements).

9.2. Aging of trade and other receivables – third parties
  03.31.2022 12.31.2021
  Trade and other receivables Expected credit losses Trade and other receivables Expected credit losses
Current 6,294 (80) 7,059 (77)
Overdue:        
1-90 days 275 (37) 218 (26)
91-180 days 31 (22) 40 (6)
181-365 days 61 (39) 51 (29)
More than 365 days 1,574 (1,390) 1,457 (1,290)
Total 8,235 (1,568) 8,825 (1,428)

 

 

9.3. Changes in provision for expected credit losses
  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Dec/2021
Opening balance 1,448 1,596
Additions 41 69
Write-offs (5) (40)
Reversals (25) (112)
Transfer of assets held for sale - (8)
Cumulative translation adjustment 138 (57)
Closing balance 1,597 1,448
Current 209 158
Non-current 1,388 1,290

 

 

10. Inventories
  03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Crude oil 4,678 3,048
Oil products 3,084 2,495
Intermediate products 704 532
Natural gas and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) 679 349
Biofuels 20 19
Fertilizers 10 8
Total products 9,175 6,451
Materials, supplies and others (*) 1,030 804
Total 10,205 7,255
(*) It mainly comprises production supplies and operating materials used in the operations of the Company, stated at the average purchase cost, not exceeding replacement cost.

 

 

In the first quarter of 2022, the Company recognized a US$ 7 reversal of cost of sales, adjusting inventories to net realizable value (a US$ 1 reversal of cost of sales in the first quarter of 2021) primarily due to changes in international prices of crude oil and oil products.

At March 31, 2022, the Company had pledged crude oil and oil products volumes as collateral for the Term of Financial Commitment (TFC) signed by Petrobras and Petros in 2008, amounting to US$ 3,143. Following the approval of the partial early settlement of the TFC relating to the Pension Difference and TFC Pre-70, made in February 2022, the Company expects that the balance of the collateral reaches the balance of the financial commitment, which on March 31, 2022 is US$ 639. The TFC is part of the actuarial liabilities, as described in note 12.3.2.

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

11. Taxes
11.1. Income taxes
  Current assets Current liabilities Non-current liabilities
  03.31.2022 12.31.2021 03.31.2022 12.31.2021 03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Taxes in Brazil            
Income taxes 157 133 870 682 - -
Income taxes - Tax settlement programs - - 52 43 347 300
  157 133 922 725 347 300
Taxes abroad 31 30 111 8 - -
Total 188 163 1,033 733 347 300
             

 

 

Reconciliation between statutory income tax rate and effective income tax rate

The following table provides the reconciliation of Brazilian statutory tax rate to the Company’s effective rate on income before income taxes:

  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Mar/2021
Net income before income taxes 13,214 519
Nominal income taxes computed based on Brazilian statutory corporate tax rates (34%) (4,492) (176)
Adjustments to arrive at the effective tax rate:    
Different jurisdictional tax rates for companies abroad 191 23
Brazilian income taxes on income of companies incorporated outside Brazil (*) (299) (205)
Tax loss carryforwards (unrecognized tax losses) 9 (30)
Non-taxable income (non-deductible expenses), net (**) 24 39
Post-employment benefits (142) (44)
Results of equity-accounted investments in Brazil and abroad 123 74
Others 20 -
Income taxes (4,566) (319)
Deferred income taxes (1,961) (200)
Current income taxes (2,605) (119)
Effective tax rate of income taxes (35)% (61)%
(*) It relates to Brazilian income taxes on earnings of offshore investees, as established by Law No. 12,973/2014.
(**) It includes provisions for legal proceedings.

 

Deferred income taxes - non-current

The changes in the deferred income taxes are presented as follows:

  2022 2021
Balance at January, 1 (625) 6,256
Recognized in the statement of income for the period (1,961) (4,058)
Recognized in shareholders’ equity (4,412) (1,555)
Cumulative translation adjustment (776) (133)
Use of tax loss carryforwards (720) (1,172)
Others 4 37
Closing balance (8,490) (625)
Deferred tax assets 625 604
Deferred tax liabilities (*) (9,115) (1,229)
(*) Changes in deferred tax liabilities are mainly due to the offsetting of the carryforward of income tax losses and negative basis of CSLL, and to the use of the benefit of accelerated tax depreciation.

 

 

The composition of deferred tax assets and liabilities is set out in the following table:

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

Nature Realization basis 03.31.2022 12.31.2021
PP&E - Exploration and decommissioning costs Depreciation, amortization and write-offs of assets (1,364) (1,362)
PP&E - Impairment Amortization, impairment reversals and write-offs of assets 5,009 4,382
PP&E - depreciation methods and capitalized borrowing costs Depreciation, amortization and write-offs of assets (16,063) (12,924)
Loans, trade and other receivables / payables and financing Payments, receipts and considerations (167) 3,490
Finance leases Appropriation of the considerations (13) 1,244
Provision for legal proceedings Payments and reversals of provisions 775 605
Tax loss carryforwards 30% of taxable income compensation 1,256 1,827
Inventories Sales, write-downs and losses 284 228
Employee Benefits Payments and reversals of provisions 1,397 1,250
Others   396 635
Total   (8,490) (625)
 

 

 

11.2. Other taxes
  Current assets Non-current assets Current liabilities Non-current liabilities (*)
  03.31.2022 12.31.2021 03.31.2022 12.31.2021 03.31.2022 12.31.2021 03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Taxes in Brazil                
Current / Non-current ICMS (VAT) 618 665 442 379 938 995 - -
Current / Non-current PIS and COFINS (**) 396 418 2,466 2,030 414 499 64 45
Claim to recover PIS and COFINS - - 704 594 - - - -
CIDE 2 6 - - 43 42 - -
Production taxes - - - - 3,061 2,147 25 21
Withholding income taxes - - - - 103 86 - -
Tax Settlement Program - - - - 63 67 8 6
Others 50 48 294 249 140 142 83 70
Total in Brazil 1,066 1,137 3,906 3,252 4,762 3,978 180 142
Taxes abroad 49 46 9 9 24 23 - -
Total 1,115 1,183 3,915 3,261 4,786 4,001 180 142
(*) Other non-current taxes are classified as other non-current liabilities.
(**) It includes US$ 94 (US$ 104 as of December 31, 2021) related to exclusion of ICMS (VAT tax) in the basis of calculation of sales taxes PIS and COFINS (contributions for the social security).

 

 

Claim to recover PIS and COFINS

The Company filed four civil lawsuits, in the Regional Federal Court of the Second Region, against the Brazilian Federal Government, claiming to recover PIS and COFINS paid over finance income and foreign exchange variation gains, from February 1999 to January 2004.

The court granted to the Company, in all the lawsuits, the definitive right to recover those taxes. Two lawsuits have resulted in judicialized debts (precatórios) in the amounts claimed by the Company.

Regarding the two remaining cases, both had rulings by the court favorable to the Company and, in one of them, the Brazilian federal Government has already expressed its agreement.

As of March 31, 2022, the Company had non-current receivables of US$ 704 (US$ 594 as of December 31, 2021) related to PIS and COFINS, which are indexed to inflation.

12. Employee benefits

Employee benefits are all forms of consideration given by an entity in exchange for service rendered by employees or for the termination of employment. It also includes expenses with directors and management. Such benefits include salaries, post-employment benefits, termination benefits and other benefits.

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

  03.31.2022 03.31.2021
Liabilities    
Short-term employee benefits 1,493 1,289
Termination benefits 273 349
Post-employment benefits 10,343 9,880
Total 12,109 11,518
Current 2,413 2,144
Non-current 9,696 9,374

 

 

12.1. Short-term employee benefits

Short-term benefits are expected to be settled wholly before twelve months after the end of the period in which the employees render the related service.

  03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Variable compensation program - PPP 538 461
Accrued vacation and 13th salary 573 440
Salaries and related charges and other provisions 251 270
Profit sharing 131 118
Total 1,493 1,289
Current 1,489 1,286
Non-current 4 3

 

 

In the three-month periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company recognized the following amounts in the statement of income:

  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Mar/2021
Salaries, accrued vacations and related charges (678) (653)
Variable compensation program - PPP (118) (94)
Profit sharing (31) (28)
Management fees and charges (3) (3)
Total (830) (778)

 

 

12.1.1. Variable compensation programs

Performance award program (PPP)

On September 17, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors the pay-out criteria for granting PPP 2021 to employees.

The PPP 2021 model establishes that, in order to trigger this payment, it is necessary to have net income for the year and declaration and payment of distribution to shareholders, associated with the achievement of the Company’s performance metrics and the individual performance of employees.

The PPP 2021 was fully paid to employees by April 2022, since the related metrics were achieved in 2021.

On December 15, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors approved the pay-out criteria for the program for 2022, maintaining the criteria of the PPP 2021.

For the first quarter of 2022, the Company provisioned US$ 118 referring to this program for 2022 (US$ 94 for the same period of 2021), recorded in other income and expenses.

Profit Sharing (PLR)

At December 29, 2020, the 17 unions representing onshore employees of Petrobras had signed the agreement for the PLR for 2021 and 2022, before the deadline determined by the Collective Labor Agreement (ACT). Among the offshore employees, only one union had signed the agreement within the period defined by the ACT.

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

The current agreement for the PLR provides that only employees without managerial functions will be entitled to receive profit sharing with individual limits according to their remuneration.

In order for the PLR to be paid for 2021 and 2022, the following requirements must be met: (i) dividend distribution to shareholders approved at the Annual General Shareholders Meeting, (ii) net income for the year, and iii) achievement of the weighted average percentage of at least 80% of a set of indicators.

The maximum amount of PLR to be distributed is limited to 5% of Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure defined as net income plus net finance income (expense), income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, results in equity-accounted investments, impairment, cumulative foreign exchange adjustments reclassified to the income statement, results from disposal and write-offs of assets, foreign exchange gains and losses resulting from provisions for legal proceedings denominated in foreign currencies and results from the compensation of investments in bid areas), to 6.25% of net income and to 25% of dividends distributed to shareholders, in each year, whichever is lower.

The PLR for 2021 is expected to be fully paid by May 30, 2022, in the amount of US$ 125.

For the first quarter of 2022, the Company provisioned US$ 31 referring to PLR for 2022 (US$ 28 for the same period of 2021), recorded in other income and expenses.

12.2. Termination benefits

Termination benefits are employee benefits provided in exchange for the termination of labor contract as a result of either: i) the Company’s decision to terminate the labor contract before the employee’s normal retirement date; or ii) an employee’s decision to accept an offer of benefits in exchange for the termination of their employment.

The Company has voluntary severance programs (PDV), specific for employees of the corporate segment and of divestment assets, which provide for the same legal and indemnity advantages, whose enrollment deadlines have already closed, totaling 11,431 adhesions accumulated until March 31, 2022 (11,418 until December 31, 2021).

Changes in the provision for expenses relating to voluntary severance programs are set out as follows:

  03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Opening Balance 349 900
Effects in the statement of income 3 (11)
Enrollments 4 30
Revision of provisions (1) (41)
Effects in cash and cash equivalents (129) (497)
Terminations in the period (129) (497)
Cumulative translation adjustment 50 (43)
Closing Balance 273 349
Current 147 207
Non-current 126 142

 

 

Recognition of the provision for expenses occur as employees enroll to the programs.

The Company disburse the severance payments in two installments, one at the time of termination and the remainder one year after the termination.

As of March 31, 2022 from the balance of US$ 273, US$ 60 refers to the second installment of 947 retired employees and US$ 213 refers to 1,842 employees enrolled in voluntary severance programs with expected termination by December 2023.

12.3. Post-employment benefits

The Company maintains a health care plan for its employees in Brazil (active and retiree) and their dependents (Saúde Petrobras), and five other major types of post-employment pension benefits (collectively referred to as “pension plans”).

The following table presents the balance of post-employment benefits:

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

  03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Liabilities    
Health Care Plan 5,359 4,485
Petros Pension Plan - Renegotiated (PPSP-R) (*) 3,422 3,233
Petros Pension Plan - Non-renegotiated (PPSP-NR) (*) 782 658
Petros Pension Plan - Renegotiated - Pre-70 (PPSP-R Pré 70) 312 817
Petros Pension Plan - Non-renegotiated - Pre-70 (PPSP-NR Pré 70) 264 511
Petros 2 Pension Plan (PP-2) 203 165
Other plans 1 11
Total 10,343 9,880
Current 778 651
Non-current 9,565 9,229

 

 

Health Care Plan

The health care plan is managed by Petrobras Health Association (Associação Petrobras de Saúde – APS), a nonprofit civil association, and includes prevention and health care programs. The plan covers all employees and retirees, and is open to future employees.

Benefits are paid by the Company based on the costs incurred by the participants. The financial participation of the Company and the beneficiaries on the expenses are provided for in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (ACT), being 60% by the Company and 40% by the participants.

Pension plans

The management of the Company's supplementary pension plans is under the responsibility of Fundação Petrobras de Seguridade Social – Petros, which was established by Petrobras as a non-profit, private legal entity with administrative and financial autonomy.

The net obligation with pension plans recorded by the Company is measured in accordance with the requirements of IFRS which has a different measurement methodology to that applicable to pension funds, regulated by the Conselho Nacional de Previdência Complementar.

The table below presents the reconciliation of the surplus of Petros Plan registered by Petros Foundation as of December 31, 2021 with the net actuarial liability registered by the Company:

    12.31.2021
  PPSP-R PPSP-NR
Surplus registered by Petros 1,388 139
Financial assumptions (1,120) (364)
Ordinary and extraordinary sponsor contributions 2,190 652
Changes in fair value of plan assets (*) 1,447 543
Others (including Actuarial valuation method) 145 200
Net actuarial liability registered by the Company 4,050 1,169
(*) It includes balance of accounts receivable arising from the Term of Financial Commitment - TFC signed with Petrobras, which Petros recognizes as equity.

 

 

On March 28, 2022, the Deliberative Council of Petros approved the financial statements of the pension plans for the 2021, sponsored by the Company.

12.3.1. Net actuarial liabilities and expenses, and fair value of plans assets

a)                Changes in the actuarial liabilities recognized in the statement of financial position

Change in the actuarial liabilities, net of plan assets and discounted to present value, which is annually calculated by an independent actuary, is presented as follows:

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

  2022
  Pension Plans Health Care Plan Other plans Total
  PPSP-R (*) PPSP-NR (*) Petros 2      
Balance as of January 1, 2022 4,050 1,169 165 4,485 11 9,880
Recognized in the Statement of Income 113 36 8 150 307
Current service cost 2 3 26 31
Net interest 111 36 5 124 276
Cash effects (1,058) (338) (81) (1,477)
Contributions paid (55) (17) (81) (153)
Payments related to Term of financial commitment (TFC) (1,003) (321) (1,324)
Other changes 629 179 30 805 (10) 1,633
Cumulative Translation Adjustment 629 179 30 805 (10) 1,633
Balance of actuarial liability as of March 31, 2022 3,734 1,046 203 5,359 1 10,343
(*) It includes the balance of PPSP-R pre-70 and PPSP-NR pre-70.

 

 

            2021
  Pension Plans Health Care Plan

Other

plans

Total
  PPSP-R (*) PPSP-NR (*) Petros 2      
Balance as of January 1, 2021 7,524 2,696 477 5,356 16 16,069
Recognized in the Statement of Income 469 178 72 1,388 (9) 2,098
Past service cost (1) 845 844
Current service cost 13 1 37 158 (10) 199
Net interest 438 172 35 385 1 1,031
Interest on the obligations with contribution for the revision of the lump sum death benefit 19 5 24
Recognized in Equity - other comprehensive income (2,223) (989) (362) (1,601) 6 (5,169)
Remeasurement effects recognized in other comprehensive income (2,223) (989) (362) (1,601) 6 (5,169)
Cash effects (1,339) (591) (309) (2,239)
Contributions paid (***) (475) (86) (309) (870)
Payments of obligations with contribution for the revision of the lump sum death benefit (340) (101) (441)
Payments related to Term of financial commitment (TFC) (524) (404) (928)
Other changes (381) (125) (22) (349) (2) (879)
Cumulative Translation Adjustment (381) (125) (22) (349) (2) (879)
Balance of actuarial liability as of December 31, 2021 4,050 1,169 165 4,485 11 9,880
(*) It includes the balance of PPSP-R pre-70 and PPSP-NR pre-70.
(**) It includes obligations with contribution for the revision of the lump sum death benefit  
(***) It includes the contribution for the migration to PP-3 (US$ 241).

 

The net expense with pension and health plans is presented below:

    Pension Plans Health Care Plan Other                           Plans Total
  PPSP-R (*) PPSP-NR (*) Petros 2
Related to active employees (cost of sales and expenses) 8 1 5 55 69
Related to retirees (other income and expenses) 105 35 3 95 238
Net costs for Jan-Mar/2022 113 36 8 150 307
Related to active employees (cost of sales and expenses) 13 2 15 67 97
Related to retirees (other income and expenses) 111 41 3 63 218
Net costs for Jan-Mar/2021 124 43 18 130 315
(*) It includes the balance of PPSP-R pre-70 and PPSP-NR pre-70.
12.3.2. Contributions

In the three-month period ended March 31, 2022, the Company contributed with US$ 1,477 to the defined benefit plans (reducing the balance of obligations of these plans, as presented in note 12.3.1), which includes the partial prepayment of the Term of Financial Commitment, in the amount of US$ 1,324 wich occurred on February 25, 2022.

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

In addition, the Company contributed with US$ 46 and US$ 0.4, respectively, to the defined contribution portions of PP-2 and PP-3 plans (US$ 40 for PP-2 in 2021), whose amounts were expensed in the three-month period ended March 31, 2022.

The collection of contributions for PP-3 started in August 31, 2021.

13. Provisions for legal proceedings
13.1. Provisions for legal proceedings, judicial deposits and contingent liabilities

The Company recognizes provisions based on the best estimate of the costs of proceedings for which it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required and that can be reliably estimated. These proceedings mainly include:

· Labor claims, in particular: (i) opt-out claims related to a review of the methodology by which the minimum compensation based on an employee's position and work schedule (Remuneração Mínima por Nível e Regime - RMNR) is calculated; and (ii) actions of outsourced employees;
· Tax claims including: (i) claims relating to Brazilian federal tax credits applied that were disallowed; and (ii) non-payment of social security contributions on bonuses and gratuities;
· Civil claims, in particular: (i) lawsuits related to contracts; (ii) royalties and special participation charges, including royalties over shale extraction; and (iii) penalties applied by ANP relating to measurement systems.
· Environmental claims, specially: (i) fines relating to an environmental accident in the State of Paraná in 2000; (ii) fines relating to the Company’s offshore operation; and (iii) public civil action for oil spill in 2004 in Serra do Mar-São Paulo State Park.

Provisions for legal proceedings are set out as follows:

Current and Non-current liabilities 03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Labor claims 864 716
Tax claims 402 306
Civil claims 1,060 820
Environmental claims 229 176
Total 2,555 2,018

 

 

 

  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Dec/2021
Opening Balance 2,018 2,199
  Additions, net of reversals 205 540
  Use of provision (80) (715)
  Revaluation of existing proceedings and interest charges 48 150
  Transfer to assets held for sale - (3)
  Others (12) 11
  Cumulative translation adjustment 376 (164)
Closing Balance 2,555 2,018

 

 

In preparing its unaudited consolidated interim financial statements for the three-month period ended March 31, 2022, the Company considered all available information concerning legal proceedings in which the Company is a defendant, in order to estimate the amounts of obligations and probability that outflows of resources will be required.

13.2. Judicial deposits
Non-current assets 03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Tax 7,231 5,790
Labor 950 796
Civil 1,676 1,275
Environmental 119 101
Others 71 76
Total 10,047 8,038

 

 

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Dec/2021
Opening Balance 8,038 7,281
Additions 405 1,145
Use (23) (109)
Accruals and charges 159 263
Others (16) 3
Cumulative translation adjustment 1,484 (545)
Closing Balance 10,047 8,038

 

 

In the three-month period ended March 31, 2022, the Company made judicial deposits in the amount of US$ 405, including: (i) US$ 124 relating to the unification of Fields (Cernambi, Tupi, Tartaruga Verde and Tartaruga Mestiça); (ii) US$ 76 referring to IRPJ and CSLL for not adding profits of subsidiaries and affiliates domiciled abroad to the IRPJ and CSLL calculation basis; (iii) US$ 62 related to CIDE and PIS/COFINS on the chartering of platforms; (iv) US$ 33 referring to IRPJ and CSLL in the deduction of expenses with Petros; (v) US$ 29 referring to tax credits regularization with municipalities; and (vi) US$ 44 referring to several judicial deposits of a tax nature.

13.3. Contingent liabilities

The estimates of contingent liabilities for legal proceedings are indexed to inflation and updated by applicable interest rates. Estimated contingent liabilities for which the possibility of loss is possible are set out in the following table:

Nature 03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Tax 32,528 24,785
Labor 8,667 7,172
Civil - General 6,946 5,720
Civil - Environmental 1,446 1,192
Total 49,587 38,869

 

 

The main contingent liabilities are:

· Tax matters comprising: i) withholding income tax (IRRF), Contribution of Intervention in the Economic Domain (CIDE), Social Integration Program (PIS) and Contribution to Social Security Financing (COFINS) on remittances for payments of vessel charters; (ii) income from foreign subsidiaries and associates located outside Brazil not included in the computation of taxable income (IRPJ and CSLL); (iii) tax on services provided offshore (ISS); (iv) requests to compensate federal taxes disallowed by the Brazilian Federal Tax Authority; (v) collection and crediting of ICMS by several states; (vi) collection of social security contributions over payments of bonuses; and (vii) collection of customs taxes and fines related to imports under the Repetro regime in the Frade consortium.
· Labor matters comprising mainly actions requiring a review of the methodology by which the minimum compensation based on an employee's position and work schedule (Remuneração Mínima por Nível e Regime - RMNR) is calculated;
· Civil matters comprising mainly: (i) administrative and legal proceedings challenging an ANP order requiring Petrobras to pay additional special participation fees and royalties (production taxes) with respect to several fields; (ii) regulation agencies fines; and (iii) lawsuits related to contracts.
· Environmental matters comprising indemnities for damages and fines related to the Company operation.

In the three-month period ended March 31, 2022, the increase in the balance of contingent liabilities is mainly due to: (i) US$ 2,451 relating to the notice of infraction, for the collection, by joint liability, of customs taxes and fines arising from imports under the Repetro regime, for use in the Frade consortium; (ii) US$ 357 in lawsuits in administrative and judicial stages discussing the difference in special interest and royalties in different fields, including unitization; (iii) US$ 198 referring to lawsuits involving ICMS collection on imports in operations with liquified petroleum gas derived from natural gas; (iv) US$ 182 lawsuits requesting a review of the methodology by which the minimum compensation based on an employee's position and work schedule (Remuneração Mínima por Nível e Regime - RMNR) is calculated; (v) US$ 129 relating to tax on services provided offshore (ISSQN); (vi) US$ 99 referring to CIDE and PIS/COFINS on the chartering of platforms; (vii) US$ 83 referring to actions involving the collection of ICMS on state funds; (viii) US$ 72 referring to lawsuits involving the levy of PIS and COFINS on ship or pay contracts and charters of aircraft and vessels; and (ix) US$ 86 in civil matters involving contractual issues. These effects were partially offset by: (x) US$ 301 for the review of amounts and transfer to probable loss and remote loss in lawsuits in which the state monopoly of piped gas services is discussed.

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PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

13.4. Minimum Compensation Based on Employee's Position and Work Schedule (Remuneração Mínima por Nível e Regime - RMNR)

As of March 31, 2022, there are lawsuits related to the Minimum Compensation Based on Employee's Position and Work Schedule (RMNR), with the objective of reviewing its calculation criteria.

The RMNR consists of a minimum remuneration guaranteed to employees, based on salary level, work schedule and geographic location. This policy was created and implemented by Petrobras in 2007 through collective bargaining with union representatives, and was approved at employee meetings, and started being the subject of lawsuits three years after its implementation.

In 2018, the Brazilian Superior Labor Court (TST) ruled against the Company, which filed extraordinary appeals against its decision. Therefore, the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) suspended the effects of the decision issued by the TST and determined the national suspension of the ongoing proceedings related to the RMNR.

On July 29, 2021, a monocratic decision was published in which the STF’s Judge-Rapporteur granted an extraordinary appeal filed, accepting the Company's thesis and recognizing the validity of the collective bargaining agreement freely signed between Petrobras and the unions, reversing the decision of the TST.

In February 2022, the judgment of the appeals filed by the plaintiff and several amicus curiae was started. The judgment is currently underway in the First Panel of the Supreme Federal Court, with 3 votes in favor of the Company, confirming that there is an understanding of recognizing the merit of the collective bargaining agreement signed between Petrobras and the unions. Considering that the last minister to vote requested additional time for analysis, the trial was suspended, and is pending the presentation of the vote by this last minister.

As of March 31, 2022, the balance of provisioned proceedings regarding RMNR amounts to US$ 168, while the contingent liabilities amount to US$ 7,167.

13.5. Class action and related proceedings

On May 26, 2021, the District Court of Rotterdam decided that the class action against Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, Petrobras International Braspetro B.V. (PIB BV), Petrobras Global Finance B.V. (PGF), Petrobras Oil & Gas B.V. (PO&G) and some former Petrobras managers must proceed and that the arbitration clause of Petrobras' bylaws does not prevent the Company's shareholders from having access to the Dutch Judiciary and being represented by the Stichting Petrobras Compensation Foundation (“Foundation”). However, investors who have already started arbitration against Petrobras or who are parties to legal proceedings in which the applicability of the arbitration clause has been definitively recognized are excluded from the action.

The class action is in the merit discussion stage. For more information, see note 18.4.1 to the 2021 Financial Statements.

In relation to the arbitration in Argentina, the Argentine Supreme Court has not yet judged the appeal filed by the Consumidores Financieros Asociación Civil para su Defensa ("Association"). This arbitration discusses Petrobras' liability for an alleged loss of market value of Petrobras' shares in Argentina, as a result of the Lava Jato Operation.

Regarding criminal proceedings in Argentina, detailed in note 18.6 to the 2021 Financial Statements, related to an alleged fraudulent offer of securities, aggravated by the fact that Petrobras allegedly declared false data in its financial statements prior to 2015, on October 21, 2021, after an appeal by the Association, the Court of Appeals revoked the lower court decision that had recognized Petrobras' immunity from jurisdiction and recommended that the lower court judge take steps to certify whether the Company could be considered criminally immune in Argentina for further reassessment of the issue. Petrobras appealed against this decision, but on April 30, 2022 the appeal was not admitted by the Court of Cassation, so immunity from jurisdiction will be reassessed by the lower court. On that same occasion, the Court of Appeals recognized that the Association could not act as a representative of financial consumers, due to the loss of its registration with the competent Argentine bodies, which was also appealed, still pending judgment. Petrobras presented other procedural defenses, still subject to appeals before the Argentine Court of Appeals. This criminal action is being processed before the Economic Criminal Court No. 2 of the City of Buenos Aires.

As for the other criminal action for alleged non-compliance with the obligation to publish “press release” in the Argentine market about the existence of a class action filed by Consumidores Financieros Asociación Civil para su Defensa before the Commercial Court, there are no developments during the three-month period ended March 31, 2022.

13.6. Arbitrations in Brazil

In the three-month period ended March 31, 2022, there were no events that changed the assessment and information on arbitrations in Brazil. For more information, see note 18.4.3 to the 2021 Financial Statements.

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PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

13.7. Tax recoveries under dispute
13.7.1. Compulsory Loan – Eletrobrás

In the three-month period ended March 31, 2022, there were no events that changed the assessment on this proceeding. For more information, see note 18.6.2 to the 2021 Financial Statements.

13.7.2. Lawsuits brought by natural gas distributors and others

In the three-month period ended March 31, 2022, the Company obtained a favorable decision from the Superior Court of Justice (Superior Tribunal de Justiça - STJ) suspending the interim decision in favor of CEGÁS, which granted the extension of its contract for 6 months. For more information, see note 18.6.3 to the 2021 Financial Statements.

14. Provision for decommissioning costs
Non-current liabilities Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Dec/2021
Opening balance 15,619 18,780
Adjustment to provision 34 (1,186)
Transfers related to liabilities held for sale (*) (598) (704)
Payments made (199) (730)
Interest accrued 121 723
Others (13) 5
Cumulative translation adjustment 2,710 (1,269)
Closing balance 17,674 15,619
(*) In the first quarter of 2022, it refers to the Norte Capixaba Group (US$ 32), in Espírito Santo state, and the Potiguar Group (US$ 566), in Rio Grande do Norte state, as set out in note 22. In 2021, it mainly refers to concessions in Sergipe-Alagoas, in the Campos Basin and in Espírito Santo, as set out in note 31.

 

 

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PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

15. Property, plant and equipment
15.1. By class of assets
 

Land, buildings

and

improvement

Equipment and other assets (*)

Assets under

construction (**)

Exploration and development costs (oil and gas producing properties) (***) Right-of-use assets Total
Balance at January 1, 2021 3,043 58,680 15,443 31,166 15,869 124,201
Additions - 1,650 5,761 5 6,954 14,370
Additions to / review of estimates of decommissioning costs - - - (1,069) - (1,069)
Capitalized borrowing costs - - 971 - - 971
Signature Bonuses Transfers - - - 11,629 - 11,629
Write-offs               (38) (588) (599) (1,645) (279) (3,149)
Transfers (295) 2,934 (3,160) 1,781 3 1,263
Transfers to assets held for sale (53) (2,776) (575) (822) (14) (4,240)
Depreciation, amortization and depletion (97) (4,235) - (4,342) (4,281) (12,955)
Impairment recognition - (377) (1) (27) (4) (409)
Impairment reversal - 1,796 114 1,879 34 3,823
Cumulative  translation adjustment (177) (3,958) (1,032) (2,708) (1,230) (9,105)
Balance at December 31, 2021 2,383 53,126 16,922 35,847 17,052 125,330
Cost 4,080 98,085 25,954 61,906 26,382 216,407
Accumulated depreciation, amortization, depletion and impairment (****) (1,697) (44,959) (9,032) (26,059) (9,330) (91,077)
Balance at December 31, 2021 2,383 53,126 16,922 35,847 17,052 125,330
Additions - 194 1,543 1 1,015 2,753

Additions to / review of estimates of decommissioning

costs

- - - 11 - 11
Capitalized borrowing costs - - 236 - - 236
Write-offs - (27) (68) (4) (35) (134)
Transfers 57 1,000 (2,242) 1,212 (1) 26
Transfers to assets held for sale (7) (553) (171) (653) - (1,384)
Depreciation, amortization and depletion (21) (1,163) - (1,270) (1,094) (3,548)
Impairment reversal (note 17) - 1 - - - 1
Cumulative  translation adjustment 419 9,410 2,686 6,220 2,989 21,724
Balance at March 31, 2022 2,831 61,988 18,906 41,364 19,926 145,015
Cost 4,780 114,880 29,135 71,896 31,007 251,698
Accumulated depreciation, amortization, depletion and impairment (****) (1,949) (52,892) (10,229) (30,532) (11,081) (106,683)
Balance at March 31, 2022 2,831 61,988 18,906 41,364 19,926 145,015
Weighted average useful life in years

40

(25 to 50)

(except land)

20

(3 to 31)

 

  Units of production method

8

(2 to 47)

 
(*) It is composed of production platforms, refineries, thermoelectric power plants, natural gas processing plants, pipelines, and other operating, storage and production plants, including subsea equipment for the production and flow of oil and gas, depreciated based on the units of production method.
(**) See note 21 for assets under construction by operating segment.
(***) It is composed of exploration and production assets related to wells, abandonment and dismantling of areas, signature bonuses associated with proved reserves and other costs directly associated with the exploration and production of oil and gas.
(****) In the case of land and assets under construction, it refers only to impairment losses.

 

 

 

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PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

The right-of-use assets comprise the following underlying assets:

  Platforms Vessels Properties Total
Balance at March 31, 2022 11,336 7,265 1,325 19,926
Cost 15,562 13,593 1,852 31,007
Accumulated depreciation, amortization and depletion (4,226) (6,328) (527) (11,081)
Balance at December 31, 2021 9,840 5,997 1,215 17,052
Cost 13,362 11,267 1,753 26,382
Accumulated depreciation, amortization and depletion (3,522) (5,270) (538) (9,330)

 

 

15.2. Unitization agreements

Petrobras has Production Individualization Agreements (AIP) signed in Brazil with partner companies in E&P consortiums. These agreements result in reimbursements payable to (or receivable from) partners regarding expenses and production volumes related to Atapu, Berbigão, Sururu, Albacora Leste, Tartaruga Verde and other fields.

The table below presents changes on the reimbursements payable relating to these fields:

          03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Opening balance         364 370
Additions/(Write-offs) on PP&E         (32) (64)
Other income and expenses         (26) 84
Cumulative translation adjustments         58 (26)
Closing balance         364 364

 

 

As of March 31, 2022, Petrobras has reimbursements payable amounting to US$ 364 (US$ 364 on December 31, 2021). In the three-month period ended March 31, 2022, these agreements resulted in payments and recognition of write-offs in PP&E, in addition to a US$ 26 gain within other income and expenses (US$ 44 loss in the same period of 2021), reflecting the best available estimate of the assumptions used in calculating the calculation base and the sharing of relevant assets in areas to be equalized.

15.3. Capitalization rate used to determine the amount of borrowing costs eligible for capitalization

The capitalization rate used to determine the amount of borrowing costs eligible for capitalization was the weighted average of the borrowing costs applicable to the borrowings that were outstanding during the period, other than borrowings made specifically for the purpose of obtaining a qualifying asset. For the three-month period ended March 31, 2022, the capitalization rate was 6.01% p.a. (5.55% p.a. for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021).

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PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

16. Intangible assets
16.1. By class of assets
  Rights and Concessions (*) Software Goodwill Total
Balance at January 1, 2021 14,714 210 24 14,948
Addition 106 165 - 271
Capitalized borrowing costs - 5 - 5
Write-offs (12) (3) - (15)
Transfers (94) 3 - (91)
Signature Bonuses Transfers (11,629) - - (11,629)
Amortization (6) (54) - (60)
Impairment reversal - 1 - 1
Cumulative  translation adjustment (384) (19) (2) (405)
Balance at December 31, 2021 2,695 308 22 3,025
Cost 2,744 1,321 22 4,087
Accumulated amortization and impairment (49) (1,013) - (1,062)
Balance at December 31, 2021 2,695 308 22 3,025
Addition 4 37 - 41
Capitalized borrowing costs - 2 - 2
Write-offs (1) (1) - (2)
Transfers (3) - - (3)
Amortization (1) (17) - (18)
Impairment recognition - (1) - (1)
Cumulative  translation adjustment 477 56 4 537
Balance at March 31, 2022 3,171 384 26 3,581
Cost 3,229 1,579 26 4,834
Accumulated amortization and impairment (58) (1,195) - (1,253)
Balance at March 31, 2022 3,171 384 26 3,581
Estimated useful life in years (**) 5 Indefinite  
(*) It comprises mainly signature bonuses (amounts paid in concession contracts for oil or natural gas exploration and production sharing), in addition to public service concessions, trademarks and patents and others.
(**) Mainly composed of assets with indefinite useful lives, which are reviewed annually to determine whether events and circumstances continue to support an indefinite useful life assessment.

 

 

16.2. Surplus volumes of Transfer of Rights Agreement

Búzios

Expenses incurred by Petrobras in the ordinary operations of the bidding area for the benefit of the consortium, in the amount of US$ 61, made prior to the start of the Co-Participation Agreement and not included in the total compensation amount, were reimbursed to Petrobras by the partners CNODC Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda. and CNOOC Petroleum Brasil Ltda. in February 2022.

In addition, on March 4, 2022, Petrobras signed an agreement with its partner CNOOC for the transfer of 5% of its interest in the Production Sharing Contract for the Surplus Volume of the Transfer of Rights Agreement of the Búzios field, in the pre-salt layer of the Santos basin, to this company. The agreement results from the call option exercised by CNOOC on September 29, 2021.

The amount to be received by Petrobras at the closing of the operation is US$ 2,120, referring to the compensation and reimbursement of the signature bonus of CNOOC's additional interest, subject to price adjustments and to the fulfillment of conditions precedent, such as CADE, ANP and Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) approval.

After the transaction becomes effective, Petrobras will hold an 85% interest in the Production Sharing Contract of the Surplus Volume of the Transfer of Rights Agreement of the Búzios field, CNOOC will hold a 10% interest and CNODC Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda. a 5% interest. The total participation in this Búzios Co-participation Agreement, including the portions of the Transfer of Rights Agreement and of the BS-500 Concession Agreement (100% of Petrobras) will be 88.99% of Petrobras, 7.34% of CNOOC and 3.67% of CNODC.

The assets related to these transactions are classified as assets held for sale.

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PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

17. Impairment

The Company annually tests its assets for impairment or when there is an indication that their carrying amount may not be recoverable, or that there may be a reversal of impairment losses recognized in previous years.

In the first quarter of 2022, the Company recognized net impairment reversals amounting to US$ 1, due to the disposal of drilling rigs which were no longer in use and to the leasing of Termocamaçari thermoelectric plant to third parties.

In the first quarter of 2021, impairment losses were recognized, in the amount of US$ 90, mainly due to:

· Oil and gas production and drilling equipment in Brazil: the Company decided to discontinue the use of the P-33 platform in the Marlim field, due to the discontinuation of production and the beginning of its decommissioning process, resulting in its exclusion from the CGU North group and its impairment testing as a separate asset, with the recognition of a US$ 122 impairment loss; and
· Oil and gas production and drilling equipment abroad: the Company decided to use certain equipment that were previously part of platforms P-72 and P-73 in producing fields in the Santos basin. Thus, considering estimated future cash flows for these assets, the Company recognized a US$ 27 impairment reversal.
18. Exploration and evaluation of oil and gas reserves

Changes in the balances of capitalized costs directly associated with exploratory wells pending determination of proved reserves and the balance of amounts paid for obtaining rights and concessions for exploration of oil and natural gas (capitalized acquisition costs) are set out in the following table:

Capitalized Exploratory Well Costs / Capitalized Acquisition Costs (*) 03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Property plant and equipment    
Opening Balance 1,994 3,024
Additions 66 459
Write-offs (13) (188)
Transfers (9) (1,097)
Cumulative translation adjustment 338 (204)
Closing Balance 2,376 1,994
Intangible Assets 3,034 2,576
Capitalized Exploratory Well Costs / Capitalized Acquisition Costs 5,410 4,570
(*) Amounts capitalized and subsequently expensed in the same period have been excluded from this table.    
 

 

 

Exploration costs recognized in the statement of income and cash used in oil and gas exploration and evaluation activities are set out in the following table:

  Jan-Mar/2022 Jan-Mar/2021
Exploration costs recognized in the statement of income    
Geological and geophysical expenses 53 67
Exploration expenditures written off (includes dry wells and signature bonuses) 23 131
Contractual penalties 2 15
Other exploration expenses 1 1
Total expenses 79 214
Cash used in :    
Operating activities 54 68
Investment activities 76 115
Total cash used 130 183
     

 

 

19. Collateral for crude oil exploration concession agreements

The Company has granted collateral to ANP in connection with the performance of the Minimum Exploration Programs established in the concession agreements for petroleum exploration areas in the total amount of US$ 1,861 (US$ 1,574 as of December 31, 2021) of which US$ 1,861 were still in force as of March 31, 2022 (US$ 1,574 as of December 31, 2021), net of commitments undertaken. As of March 31,

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PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

2022, the collateral comprises crude oil from previously identified producing fields, pledged as collateral, amounted to US$ 1,463 (US$ 1,243 as of December 31, 2021) and bank guarantees of US$ 398 (US$ 331 as of December 31, 2021).

20. Investments
20.1. Investments in associates and joint ventures
  Balance at 12.31.2021 Investments Transfer to assets held for sale Restructuring, capital decrease and others Results of equity-accounted investments CTA OCI Dividends

Balance at

03.31.2022

Joint Ventures 509 8 (2) 9 69 6 - (49) 550
Associates (*) 998 1 - (11) 281 (47) 250 1,472
Other investments 3 - 1 4
Total 1,510 9 (2) (2) 350 (40) 250 (49) 2,026
(*) It includes Braskem.

 

 

21. Assets by operating segment

The segment information reflects the financial information used in the decision-making process for resource allocation and performance evaluation carried out by the Company’s Board of Executive Officers (as Chief Operating Decision Makers).

  Exploration and Production Refining, Transportation & Marketing

Gas

&

Power

Corporate and other business Elimina-tions Total
             
Consolidated assets by operating segment - 03.31.2022
             
Current assets 7,514 17,431 3,910 21,243 (7,987) 42,111
Non-current assets 124,864 25,917 8,363 9,531 168,675
Long-term receivables 7,025 2,942 673 7,413 18,053
Investments 403 1,455 140 28 2,026
Property, plant and equipment 114,316 21,406 7,468 1,825 145,015
Operating assets 100,865 18,421 5,322 1,501 126,109
Under construction 13,451 2,985 2,146 324 18,906
Intangible assets 3,120 114 82 265 3,581
Total Assets 132,378 43,348 12,273 30,774 (7,987) 210,786
             
Consolidated assets by operating segment - 12.31.2021
             
Current assets 6,034 12,691 3,838 13,259 (5,673) 30,149
Non-current assets 107,112 21,697 6,751 8,639 144,199
Long-term receivables 5,042 2,212 322 6,758 14,334
Investments 393 970 119 28 1,510
Property, plant and equipment 99,033 18,419 6,241 1,637 125,330
Operating assets 87,210 16,086 3,739 1,373 108,408
Under construction 11,823 2,333 2,502 264 16,922
Intangible assets 2,644 96 69 216 3,025
Total Assets 113,146 34,388 10,589 21,898 (5,673) 174,348

 

22. Disposal of assets and other changes in organizational structure

The Company has an active partnership and divestment portfolio, which takes into account opportunities for disposal of non-strategic assets in several areas in which it operates, whose development of transactions also depends on conditions beyond the control of the Company. The divestment projects and strategic partnerships follow the procedures aligned with the guidelines of the Brazilian Federal Auditor’s Office (Tribunal de Contas da União – TCU) and the current legislation.

The major classes of assets and related liabilities classified as held for sale are shown in the following table:

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PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

    03.31.2022 12.31.2021
   E&P RT&M Gas & Power Corporate and other business Total Total
Assets classified as held for sale            
Cash and cash equivalents - 9 9 13
Trade receivables - 39 39 31
Inventories - 94 1 95 73
Investments - 331 331 210
Property, plant and equipment 3,639 156 1 3,796 1,975
Others - 2 140 1 143 188
Total 3,639 252 521 1 4,413 2,490
Liabilities on assets classified as held for sale            
Trade payables - - 1 - 1 2
Finance debt - - - 1 1 1
Provision for decommissioning costs 1,512 - - - 1,512 833
Others - - 41 - 41 31
Total 1,512 42 1 1,555 867

 

 

22.1. Transactions pending closing at March 31, 2022

The significant transactions signed prior to January 1, 2022 and pending closing at March 31, 2022 are: (i) sale of the Company’s entire interest in Peroá group of fields; (ii) sale of the Company’s entire interest in Papa-Terra producing fields; (iii) sale of onshore fields in the states of Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo and Sergipe; (iv) sale of the Company’s entire interest in Gaspetro; (v) sale of Isaac Sabbá refinery (REMAN); (vi) sale of interest in SIX shale processing plant; and (vii) the Transfer of Rights Agreement and the Production Sharing Contract for the surplus volume of the Búzios field (for which more information is presented in note 17 – Intangible assets - Surplus volumes of Transfer of Rights Agreement).

Regarding the divestment of the REMAN refinery, on March 8, 2022, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) published a statement declaring the Act of Concentration to be complex and ordering the execution of diligence on this sale to Ream Participações S.A., which was signed in August 2021. The diligence is related to the further analysis of the operation and its effects on the downstream refining markets and possible competitive impacts, and is expected to last between 240 and 330 days as of November 2021. Petrobras continues to collaborate with CADE to obtain the approval for the transaction within the legal deadline.

The following table presents the transactions for which agreements were signed in the three-month period ended March 31, 2022:

Transaction Acquirer Date of approval / signing Transaction amount (*) Further information
Sale of the Company's entire interest (100%) in a set of 22 production onshore and shallow water field concessions, together with its associated infrastructure, located in the Potiguar Basin, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, jointly called the Potiguar group of fields. 3R Potiguar SA, wholly-owned subsidiary of 3R Petroleum Óleo e Gás SA January 2022 1,385 a
Sale of the Company's entire interest in a set of four onshore production fields, with integrated facilities, located in the state of Espírito Santo, jointly called Norte Capixaba group of fields. Petromais Global Exploração e Produção S.A. (renamed Origem Energia S.A.) February 2022 478 b
         
(*) Amounts considered at the signing of the transaction.

 

 

a) Sale of Potiguar group of fields and related assets

The agreement provides for the receipt of US$ 110 at the transaction signing, US$ 1,040 at the transaction closing, and US$ 235 to be paid in 4 annual installments of US$ 58.75, starting in March 2024.

The contract provides for price adjustments until the closing of the transaction, and it is also subject to the fulfillment of conditions precedent, such as approval by the Brazilian Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).

b) Sale of Norte Capixaba group of fields

The agreement provides for the receipt of US$ 36 at the transaction signing, and US$ 442 at the transaction closing and US$ 66 in contingent payments provided for in the contract, depending on future Brent prices.

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PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

The agreement provides for price adjustments and to the fulfillment of conditions precedent, such as the approval by the ANP.

22.2. Transactions closed in the first quarter of 2022
Transaction Acquirer

Signature date (S)

Closing date (C)

 Sale amount (*) Gain/ (loss) (**) Further information
Sale of the Company's entire interest in a set of seven onshore and shallow water fields called Alagoas group, and of Alagoas Natural Gas Processing Unit, in the state of Alagoas. Petromais Global Exploração e Produção S.A. (renamed Origem Energia S.A.)

June 2021 (S)

February 2022 (C)

300 335 a
Total          
(*) The amount of "Proceeds from disposal of assets" in the Statement of Cash Flows is composed of amounts received this period, including installments of operations from previous years, and advances referring to operations not completed.
(**) Recognized in “Results on disposal/write-offs of assets and on remeasurement of investment retained with loss of control” within other income and expenses (note 6).

 

 

a) Sale of Alagoas group of fields and related assets

The transaction was closed with the payment of US$ 240 to Petrobras in February 2022 is in addition to the US$ 60 paid to Petrobras on the signing date (June 2021).

22.3. Price adjustments – transactions closed in previous periods
22.3.1. Sale of RLAM refinery assets

The transaction closed in November 2021 included price adjustments provided for in the contract, for which the Company recognized US$ 68 in February 2022 within other income and expenses. This sale is still subject to residual price adjustment.

22.4. Contingent assets from disposed investments – transactions closed in previous periods
22.4.1. Pampo and Enchova groups of fields

In July 2020, Petrobras closed the sale of its entire interest in Pampo and Enchova groups of fields to Trident Energy do Brasil Ltda., with additional conditions providing for the payment to Petrobras of amounts of up to US$ 650 classified as contingent assets, to be recognized when the agreed conditions, relating to Brent prices, are met. Of this amount, the Company recognized US$ 36 in 2021, which was received in March 2022.

In March 2022, the Company recognized additional US$ 77 within other income and expenses, which is expected to be received in March 2023.

22.4.2. Miranga group of fields

In December 2021, the Company closed the sale of its entire interest in 9 onshore production fields to SPE Miranga, a subsidiary of PetroRecôncavo S.A.

This agreement provides for up to US$ 85 in contingent receivables related to future average Brent prices. Of this amount, the Company met the agreed conditions for the receipt of US$ 15 in December 2021, and additional US$ 13 in the first quarter of 2022, recognized within other income and expenses in the corresponding periods. Both amounts will be updated according to changes in Brent prices and are expected to be received in March 2023.

22.4.3. Baúna field

In November 2020, the Company closed the sale of its interest in this field to Karoon Petróleo & Gás Ltda (Karoon), a subsidiary of Karoon Energy Ltd.

This agreement provides for up to US$ 285 in contingent receivables related to future average Brent prices. Of this amount, the Company met the agreed conditions for the receipt of US$ 17 in 2021, and additional US$ 61 in the first quarter of 2022, recognized within other income and expenses in the corresponding periods. Both amounts will be updated according to changes in Brent prices and are expected to be received in January 2023.

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

22.5. Other Operation

On March 23, 2022, the dissolution of Participações em Complexos Bioenergéticos S.A. – PCBios, in which Petrobras held 50%, was concluded, after approval at this company's Extraordinary General Meeting. There were no accounting effects arising from this transaction.

23. Finance debt
23.1. Balance by type of finance debt
In Brazil 03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Banking Market 1,353 1,237
Capital Market 2,982 2,504
Development banks (*) 878 769
Others 8 7
Total 5,221 4,517
Abroad    
Banking Market 8,617 8,525
Capital Market 18,701 19,527
Export Credit Agency 2,708 2,951
Others 174 180
Total 30,200 31,183
Total finance debt 35,421 35,700
Current 3,790 3,641
Non-current 31,631 32,059
(*) It includes BNDES, FINAME, FINEP and New Development Bank (NDB)

 

 

 

Current finance debt is composed of:

 

  03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Short-term debt 131 108
Current portion of long-term debt 3,228 3,063
Accrued interest on short and long-term debt 431 470
Total 3,790 3,641

 

 

The capital market balance is mainly composed of US$ 18,018 in global notes issued abroad by the wholly-owned subsidiary PGF and US$ 2,795 in debentures issued by Petrobras in reais in Brazil.

The balance in global notes has maturities between 2024 to 2115 and does not require collateral. Such financing was carried out in dollars, euros and pounds, 87%, 3% and 10%, of the total global notes, respectively.

The debentures, with maturities between 2024 and 2034 and without guarantees, are not convertible into shares.

At March 31, 2021, there was no default, breach of covenants or change in collateral provided or clauses that would result in change in payment terms compared December 31, 2021.

 

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

23.2. Changes in finance debt and reconciliation with cash flows from financing activities
  Balance at 01.01.2021 Additions Principal amorti zation (*) Interest amorti zation (*) Accrued interest (**) Foreign exchange/ inflation indexation charges Cumulative translation adjustment (CTA) Modification of contractual cash flows Transfer to liabilities classified as held for sale Balance at 12.31.2021
In Brazil 8,853 - (4,274) (267) 316 233 (344) - - 4,517
Abroad 45,035 1,885 (15,971) (2,034) 2,407 186 (325) - - 31,183
  53,888 1,885 (20,245) (2,301) 2,723 419 (669) 35,700
Premium on repurchase of debt securities     (1,102)            
Deposits linked to financing (***)     (66) 72            
Net cash used in financing activities 1,885 (21,413) (2,229)            
(*) It includes pre-payments.
(**) It includes premium and discount over notional amounts, as well as gains and losses by modifications in contractual cash flows.
(***) Deposits linked to financing with China Development Bank (CDB), with semiannual settlements in June and December.

 

 

  Balance at 01.01.2022 Additions Principal amorti zation (*) Interest amorti zation (*) Accrued interest (**) Foreign exchange/ inflation indexation charges Cumulative translation adjustment (CTA) Modification of contractual cash flows Transfer to liabilities classified as held for sale Balance at 03.31.2022
In Brazil 4,517 - (149) (92) 99 47 800 - - 5,221
Abroad 31,183 150 (1,050) (426) 416 (754) 680 - - 30,200
  35,700 150 (1,199) (518) 515 (707) 1,480 35,421
Premium on repurchase of debt securities     (26) -            
Deposits linked to financing (***)     (266) (49)            
Net cash used in financing activities 150 (1,491) (567)            
(*) It includes pre-payments.
(**) It includes premium and discount over notional amounts, as well as gains and losses by modifications in contractual cash flows.
(***) Deposits linked to financing with China Development Bank (CDB), with semiannual settlements in June and December.

 

 

In the first quarter of 2022, the Company’s maintained its liability management strategy to improve the debt profile and to adapt to the maturity terms of the Company’s long-term investments.

The Company repaid several finance debts, in the amount of US$ 2,058 notably US$ 679 to repurchase and withdraw global bonds previously issued by the Company in the capital market.

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

23.3. Summarized information on current and non-current finance debt
Maturity in 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 onwards Total (**) Fair Value
                 
Financing in U.S.Dollars (US$)(*): 2,330 2,560 3,328 2,676 1,666 14,682 27,242 28,356
Floating rate debt 2,115 2,560 2,676 1,933 1,143 897 11,324  
Fixed rate debt 215 - 652 743 523 13,785 15,918  
Average interest rate p.a. 5.2% 5.8% 6.0% 5.9% 6.4% 6.6% 6.4%  
Financing in Brazilian Reais (R$): 1,027 529 734 245 476 2,211 5,222 5,315
Floating rate debt 759 311 310 153 153 584 2,270  
Fixed rate debt 268 218 424 92 323 1,627 2,952  
Average interest rate p.a. 5.9% 5.6% 5.1% 4.5% 4.1% 4.6% 4.9%  
Financing in Euro (€): 18 7 13 482 - 650 1,170 1,238
Fixed rate debt 18 7 13 482 - 650 1,170  
Average interest rate p.a. 4.7% 4.7% 4.7% 4.7% - 4.7% 4.7%  
Financing in Pound Sterling (£): 26 8 - - 725 1,028 1,787 1,820
Fixed rate debt 26 8 - - 725 1,028 1,787  
Average interest rate p.a. 6.2% 6.2% - - 6.2% 6.4% 6.3%  
Total as of March 31, 2022 3,401 3,104 4,075 3,403 2,867 18,571 35,421 36,729
Average interest rate 5.3% 5.7% 5.8% 5.7% 6.0% 6.5% 6.2%  
Total as of December 31, 2021 3,641 2,973 3,988 3,449 2,832 18,817 35,700 37,891
Average interest rate 5.2% 5.3% 5.5% 5.6% 5.9% 6.5% 6.2%  
(*) Includes debt raised in Brazil (in Brazilian reais) indexed to the U.S. dollar.
(**)The average maturity of outstanding debt as of March 31, 2022 is 13.22 years (13.39 years as of December 31, 2021).

 

 

The fair value of the Company's finance debt is mainly determined and categorized into a fair value hierarchy as follows:

Level 1- quoted prices in active markets for identical liabilities, when applicable, amounting to US$ 18,846 of March 31, 2022 (US$ 20,770 of December 31, 2021); and

Level 2 – discounted cash flows based on discount rate determined by interpolating spot rates considering financing debts indexes proxies, taking into account their currencies and also Petrobras’ credit risk, amounting to US$ 17,883 as of March 31, 2022 (US$ 17,121 as of December 31, 2021).

The sensitivity analysis for financial instruments subject to foreign exchange variation is set out in note 27.3.

A maturity schedule of the Company’s finance debt (undiscounted), including face value and interest payments is set out as follows:

Maturity 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 and thereafter 03.31.2022 12.31.2021
Principal 2,947 3,207 4,235 3,556 3,019 19,955 36,919 36,557
Interest 1,373 1,747 1,617 1,404 1,294 22,688 30,122 30,557
Total 4,320 4,954 5,852 4,960 4,313 42,643 67,041 67,114

 

 

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PETROBRAS

(Expressed in millions of US Dollars, unless otherwise indicated)

 

23.4. Lines of credit
            03.31.2022
Company

Financial

institution

Date Maturity

Available

(Lines of Credit)

Used Balance
Abroad            
PGT BV Syndicate of banks 12/16/2021 11/16/2026 5,000 5,000
PGT BV (*) Syndicate of banks 3/27/2019 2/27/2024 3,250 3,250
Total       8,250 8,250
             
In Brazil            
Petrobras Banco do Brasil 3/23/2018 9/26/2026 422