RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 30 Brazil's government may
let state-led oil company Petrobras sell stakes in offshore oil
blocks, known as transfer of rights areas, to help finance their
development, a move that will require a change in the law, an
energy ministry official said on Friday.
The official, oil and gas secretary Marcio Felix, also said
it would be correct "to infer" that Petroleo Brasileiro SA
, as Petrobras if formally known, will be owed money
by the government after both sides agree on the value of the oil
in the rights transfer areas.
(Reporting by Jeb Blount Editing by W Simon)