Brazil is to increase vigilance of its oilfields in the wake of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to an official of oil regulator ANP.

ANP has set up an emergency committee to monitor the spill and has been reviewing BP‘s response to handling the massive oil spill from a ruptured offshore well, ANP chief of staff Luis Eduardo Duque said at a conference in Rio de Janeiro.

ANP called on oil companies to examine safety standards at blocks they operate in Brazil, reports Bloomberg.

Brazilian state-controlled producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA plans to more than double output by 2020, mainly from offshore oilfields.

Brazil’s pre-salt area in Atlantic deepwaters is expected to produce 1.8 million barrels a day by 2020.