Petrobras is headquartered in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and has offices and administration managers in major Brazilian cities, such as Salvador, Brasilia and S?o Paulo. Given the new highly competitive scenario of the energy industry, Petrobras has taken a new stance toward the future, using the most modern management tools. Petrobras performs various activities overseas, and maintains a steady international operation, following the development of American and European economies; financial operations with banks and stock exchanges; recruitment of skilled personnel; ship chartering; support at international events. Petrobras is also present in other countries, namely Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Nigeria, and the United States, as well as having the support of its overseas offices in New York (ESNOR), and Japan (ESJAP).
Petrobras operates in four business areas: Exploration and Production, Downstream, Gas & Energy, and International, two support areas, Financial and Services, and the corporate units directly linked to the CEO.