Operation Lava Jet and oil price retreats favored the destabilization of the domestic market

As it has been possible to notice in the last three years the oil industry has been through quite a few critical moments. The mixture of political crisis, corruption cases ads reported after the operation investigations Lava Jet and the fall in the oil barrel, which affected world oil significantly hit the sector, paralyzing activities and, above all, reducing picture of workers in the area.

Data from the industrial sector of construction, ship repair and offshore showed that in two years the number of employees working in Brazilian shipyards has halved. Reportedly were almost 50 000 workers who lost their jobs in 2014 until this year. And that number should only increase, especially if it is actually implemented the new rules on local content, which will reduce the commitment of oil companies to hire Brazilian labor at upcoming auctions.

The world oil crisis was also an aggravating factor for the decline in the industry. In 2012, the barrel had been maintained, with few fluctuations between $ 80 and $ 100, for in 2014, presenting huge drop that made its value range between $ 25 and $ 32. Returning to rise only this year 2017, to over US $ 50.  However, experts point to Operation Lava jet as largely responsible for the troubled scenario of the sector and large layoffs.

With Odebrecht construction companies Camargo Correa, OAS and UTC, among others, which are partners of many domestic shipyards, denounced the operation of the Federal Police and the construction of parks in the shipbuilding, which depended almost exclusively of Petrobras orders, the sector needed reduce their investments and sell assets to get at least remain.

But to look like it was not only the workers who lost out with this crisis, the direct and indirect impacts of Operation Lava Jet withdraw billions of the national economy, which according to G1 site consultancy study, may have caused only in 2015, a decrease of 2.5% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

As we can see the marine and offshore industry is undergoing one of the most difficult moments of the story, however, it remains to hope that the Brazilian government take steps to seek the protection of the domestic oil industry. Continue following the Panorama Offshore. Here, you get a lot of information about everything happening in the oil market, gas, energy, pre-salt, fuel, gasoline, Petrobras, onshore and offshore. Remember, your business goes through here. Check out: www.panoramaoffshore.com.br www.facebook.com/panoramaoffshore.


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