This excerpt taken from the PBR 20-F filed Jun 30, 2005.
Expand production while increasing reserves
We seek to generate production growth from the continued development of our proved undeveloped reserve base of 6.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent at December 31, 2004, representing 52.1% of our total proved reserves. Our 2004-2010 budget contemplates capital expenditures of approximately U.S.$53.6 billion in development activities for this seven-year period, including U.S.$5.9 billion to be financed through project financings. The majority of these capital expenditures, U.S.$32.1 billion, will be directed towards exploration and production activities, of which U.S.$26.2 billion will be directed towards domestic exploration and production activities. We intend to increase our effort in production to produce lighter crude oil from our newly discovered reserves.
At the same time that we seek to expand production, we intend to increase our proved reserves, principally through exploration focused on deepwater exploration in Brazil. We have net exploration, development and production rights in 26.8 million acres (108,291 square kilometers) in Brazil. We expect to continue to participate
selectively with major regional and international oil and gas companies in bidding for new concessions and in developing our large offshore fields.
We also intend to pursue international exploration and production opportunities with industry participants primarily in South America, the Gulf of Mexico and the west coast of Africa. As a result of this strategy, we participate in joint ventures, which have resulted in discoveries in Agbami and Akpo (off the coast of Nigeria) and in a deepwater field in the Gulf of Mexico (Cascade Project). In 2004, we participated in a tender for exploration blocks in Libya and Iran. At December 2004, we had exploration, development and production rights in 19.2 million gross and 9.7 million net acres (78,000 gross and 39,000 net square kilometers) outside Brazil.