October 31, 2017 / 11:07 AM / 10 months ago

Petrobras starts talks with BP aimed at strategic partnership

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Petróleo Brasileiro SA has begun talks with BP Plc to form a strategic partnership, the Brazilian state-controlled oil company said in a securities filing on Tuesday.

Tanks of Brazil's state-run Petrobras oil company are seen in Brasilia, Brazil, August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Petrobras, as the company is known, and BP may collaborate in areas such as oil exploration and production, refining, gas transportation and trading and other operations, the statement said.

Reporting by Bruno Federowski and Roberto Samora; writing by Bruno Federowski; editing by Jason Neely

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