This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Mar 18, 2005.
This project aims to develop the production of part of the Albacora oil field located in the Campos Basin. PETROBRAS formed a consortium with a special purpose company (SPC), Albacora Japan Petroleum Limited Company (AJPL). With funds of US$ 170 million, derived from own capital (around 39% of total capital) provided by AJPLs shareholders and financing operations obtained in the international financial market, AJPL acquired assets from PETROBRAS (underwater equipment for oil production in the Albacora field). Among the obligations of each of the parties under the agreement, AJPL will provide its assets for the use of PETROBRAS, which will, in turn, be responsible for operating, maintaining and marketing of the oil produced in the field, and deliver to AJPL revenues equivalent to a fixed oil amount as previously defined in the agreement. On a quarterly basis, PETROBRAS and AJPL share the operational results generated by the consortium, in accordance with rules previously agreed upon. From January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004, the shared amount received by AJPL as a result of the consortium operations amounted to US$ 24,2 million (same amount in 2003), fully paid by PETROBRAS to AJPL by year end.