Brazilian court banned from leaving the country management personnel of the local branch of the American corporation Chevron. According to Brazilian prosecutors, the prohibition related to oil spills in deep field, 120 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, and extends to 17 people, including the president of the Brazilian branch of Chevron citizen George Buck.
The list includes five Americans, two French, three Australians, a Canadian, an Englishman and five Brazilians. All of them, by order of the Federal Criminal Court of Rio de Janeiro, must immediately surrender their passports to the Brazilian Federal Police and are not allowed to leave the South American country without special permission of the Brazilian Justice. Such restrictions are imposed in the case of Brazil, a criminal case.
Oil spill occurred in the deepwater "Campo di Fradi" where Chevron led oil production as the principal operator. In November last year from a fissure on the sea floor near the well of the American corporation in the water fell at least 2.4 million barrels of oil. Chevron kill the well, but in March there was a new leak from another crack formed in the drilling location. Chevron said that at this time it is just about 5 liters of oil. However, the Brazilian Navy on Saturday found in the "Campo di Fradi" oil slick stretching about a kilometer.
After the first leak at Chevron in Brazil imposed multimillion fines. On Thursday, March 15, the U.S. Energy Corporation appealed to the Brazilian National Agency of Oil with a notice of intent to temporarily halt oil production on "Campo di Fradi" and spend the additional geological studies to determine the causes of leakage from faults in the seabed.
In this field, which has estimated recoverable reserves of 200 to 300 million barrels, Chevron extracted per day 61,500 barrels of oil. Mining corporation led as chief operator (51.74%), together with the Brazilian state company Petrobras (30% interest) and a Japanese consortium Frade Japan Petroleo ltd. (18.26%), according to ITAR-TASS.