Multi-jurisdiction oil and gas investigation

Oil refinery and gas processing plant

CRA was engaged by an international oil and gas company, seeking to obtain evidence of money laundering, tax evasion, and anti-competitive practices that had been ongoing in the Brazilian oil and gas sector for the past decade. These practices had led to market price distortions and increased governance risks for the sector.

The scope for this case included a combination of different workstreams, such as: targeted public record searches on the companies investigated and its executives; international document retrieval and public record searches, in Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe; series of investigative interviews, focused on understanding corporate positions and malpractices; site visits, to properly assess operational capacities and workstreams; and a comprehensive review and AIS tracking of all liquid bulk imports and exports of oil and gas involving Brazilian ports, dating back to January 2018.

CRA also provided a centralized SQL database to the client, to centralize all of the information captured during the research of the project.

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