​​2020 Speakers Confirmed

The Global Offshore Brazil Summit addresses the impact of Brazil’s transformation to a more competitive market let by multiple Global Operators which will drive long-term growth in the world’s most prolific Deepwater arena. Success in Brazil relies on understanding and cooperation among Operators and the Supply Chain, and requires a firm understanding of the current regulatory and financial environment. The summit is comprised of multiple interactive Panel Sessions over two full days discussing the Strategy, Finance and Technology needs of the international marketplace, with a particular focus on assessing and strengthening the Deepwater Supply Chain. Attendees will gain comprehensive knowledge of Brazil’s challenges and opportunities in addition to unrivaled networking activities.

  Helio da Cunha Bisaggio | Superintendent of Infrastructure and Transportation
ANP – Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis
14:15 | Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Deep Gas/ Gas Monetization Session
“Market Design Towards a Competitive Natural Gas Market in Brazil”

Helio da Cunha Bisaggio is a Naval Architect graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil and holds Doctor Degrees in Ocean Engineering…

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  Heloisa Borges Esteves | Superintendent of Licensing Rounds Promotion
ANP – Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis
11:45 | Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Regulatory Standards and Legal Outlook Session
“Divestment of Mature Fields and Permanent Offer”

Heloisa Borges Esteves holds a PhD in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a Master Degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a post-graduate degree in Public Law…

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  Antonio Jose Alfonzo Padilla | Technical Support and Applications Engineer
Baker Hughes
17:00 | Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Mature Fields / Life of Field Session
“ESP Technology Improvements in Peregrino Field”

Antonio Jose Alfonzo Padilla, is a 27 years old Electronic Engineer whose work experience is within the Oil & Gas Industry. Born and raised in Cabimas, Venezuela. He was graduated Cum Laude at the University Rafael Belloso Chacin in Zulia State….

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  Gabriel de Figueiredo da Costa | Technical Advisor – Natural Gas
Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (Energy Research Office) – EPE
14:15 | Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Deep Gas / Gas Monetization Session

Technical Advisor for the Natural Gas team in the Oil and Gas department of Brazilian Energy Research Office (EPE). Chemical Engineer, currently attending the…

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  Bruce Crager | Executive Vice President
Endeavor Management
11:45 | Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Focus on FPSOs Session
“Development of FPSO Best Practices”

Bruce Crager is Executive Vice President of Endeavor Management and leads the firm’s Expert Advisory Group. He has over 45 years of experience in offshore drilling and production…

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  Captain Andy Goldsmith | Technical Adviser – Marine
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)
11:15 | Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Regulatory Standards and Legal Outlook Session

Andy Goldsmith spent 29 years at sea, 10 on deep sea tankers and 19 in the offshore industry. He was Captain of DP diving support and offshore construction vessels…

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  Paulo Guilherme de Menezes Coimbra | Deal Advisory Partner
KPMG Corporate Finance Ltda.
9:30 | Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Finance and Investment Outlook Panel
“New Brazilian Investments and M&A Activity Overview”

Paulo has a strong experience in advising clients throughout M&A transactions, and throughout valuation services. During his 15 years of Corporate Finance experience, he has participated in a wide range of activities, including: financial advisory to clients in mergers and acquisitions, privatizations and offerings….

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  Tony Duncan | Executive Vice President, Americas
Magma Global
14:15 | Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Innovative Technology / Digitalization Session
“The Evolution of Composite Riser Systems for Pre-Salt Fields (ABS)”

Tony Duncan is Executive Vice President at Magma Global. Tony, who is based in Houston, Texas, has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector…

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  José Eduardo Gerk | President Director
Pré-Sal Petróleo
9:30 | Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Operator Project Spotlight

Educated at the Military Engineering Institute (IME – Instituto Militar de Engenharia), with a master’s degree and doctorate in mechanical engineering from COPPE/UFRJ…

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  Daniel Green | Project Finance Sector Head for O&G
Santander
9:30 | Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Finance and Investment Outlook Panel Session
“Oil & Gas Project Finance: A Market Update and Overview”

Daniel Green has been serving as Executive Director of Santander’s project finance team since 2015, and is currently responsible for the coverage of O&G, transmission lines and social infrastructure segments…

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  Philippe Herve | VP Solutions
SparkCognition
14:15 | Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Innovative Technology / Digitalization Session

Philippe Herve joined SparkCognition as the VP of Solutions. He is a multilingual executive with U.S. and international success in operations, technology, business development, marketing, sales, and client relations. Herve started working with artificial intelligence in 1985…

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  Rogério Campos | Partner – Oil & Gas
Veirano Advogados
11:45 | Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Regulatory Standards and Legal Outlook Session
“An Overview of the New Research and Development Innovation (PD&I Rules) Issued by ANP”

Rogério has more than 15 years of experience practicing law, with a strong focus on general contractual and corporate law. He has deep knowledge in the oil & gas, shipping, defense and security industries, working consistently with Brazilian and international companies…

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  Joel Thigpen | General Manager, Segment Sales – Offshore Drilling
Wärtsilä
16:15 | Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Health, Safety & Environmental Session
“Smart Offshore – Enabling a Safe and Sustainable Offshore Environment, Utilizing Smart Technology”

Mr. Thigpen joined Wärtsilä in June 2015 as the US Sales Manager for Oil & Gas. In 2018 Joel was named General Manager of Segment Sales – Offshore Drilling and currently focuses his attention on…

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  Christopher M. Barton | Senior Vice President Business Development
Wood
11:45 | Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Focus on FPSOs Session
“Innovative Approach to FPSO Delivery”

Christopher M. Barton is currently Sr. Vice President, Business Development for Wood. Chris is based in Houston where he has business development responsibility for Wood’s Offshore business unit…

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Participate in the 2nd Annual Event!

Following a highly successful inaugural event in 2019, we are happy to announce the Global Offshore Brazil Summit 2020.  The 2020 conference will, once again, be held at the Grand Hyatt Rio, on 3-4 March, 2020.  

There are numerous options to participate: 

  • Submit an Abstract for inclusion in the technical program.
  • Sponsorship networking and branding opportunities are available.
  • New for 2020, an exhibition floor which will be the location of all breakfasts, breaks and receptions.

Companies in Attendance

The inaugural Global Offshore Brazil Summit 2019 was extremely well received, with delegates from over 120 companies attending. The market in Brazil is rapidly expanding and GOBS 2020 promises to grow substantially.

4Subsea FUGRO Sapura
Abespetro Gazprom Schlumberger
AFGlobal Genesis Oil & Gas Brazil Schneider Electric
Agencia Nacional do Petrзleo ANP) Glenair Inc Serviуos de Petrзleo Constellation S.A.
Agiplast GulfQuest Shawcor
Aker Solutions Halliburton Shell Petroleum Development Company
AkzoNobel Honeywell UOP Siemens
Alcatel Submarine Networks Huisman Equipment B.V. SOFEC
ALIBRAZ SERVIКOS IHC Solstad Offshore
Allseas International Paint SPE
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) INTEROIL State Secretariat of Development and Energy
Ametek Interwell Subsea7
Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia SA IUCAS AssistЖncia Tжcnica e Serviуos de Logьstica SUBSECRETARIA DE МLEO GAS E ENERGIA
Baker Hughes GE JEK Consultoria Ltda Sumitomo Corporation do Brasil S/A
Barbosa, MЧssnich & Aragсo Kongsberg Superior Energy Services
BBE Empreendimentos Ltda. KPMG TAMPNET TELECOM DO BRASIL
BCH ENERGY DO BRASIL SERVIКOS DE PETROLEO KPMG Corporate Finance TechnipFMC
Benthic USA LLC LANKHORST EURONETE BRASIL INDUSTRIA E COMERCIO LTDA Tecnoil
Bently Nevada – BHGE Leonardo Helicopters Tenaris
BMA Advogados Lloyd’s Register Texas Oiltech
BP M&I Electric Brazil Total E&P do Brasil
Brasil Energia McDermott Triunfo Logьstica
BRATECC Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil TUV RHEINLAND
Brazilship/Scanbrasil Mitsui U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro
Business Efficiency Consulting – BEC MODEC U.S. Embassy Brasilia
Chamber of Deputies – Brazil Mokveld URCA Oil & Gas Consultants
Chevron National Oilwell Varco (NOV) UTC Engenharia S.A.
COMPANHIA BRASILEIRA DE OFFSHORE Natixis Serviуos e Informaушes Ltda Vante Consultoria
Competentia, Inc. NSG COnsultoria Ltda Veirano Advogados
Constellation Oceaneering VEOLIA WATER TECHNOLOGIES
Cordoaria Sсo Leopoldo Original Ltda Ocyan VERSATUS HPC
DNV GL Oil States Industries Vieira Rezende Advogados
Doris Oilbz Consultoria Walker Participacoes
Edison Chouest Offshore Petrobras Wartsila Brasil
EIG Global Energy Partners Porto do Aуu Operaушes WIKA DO BRASIL IND┌STRIA E COM╔RCIO LTDA
Equinor Prж-Sal Petrзleo – PPSA Williams & Associates Consulting
Export Development Canada Prysmian Group Wintershall
ExxonMobil Quest Offshore Wood
FAROL APOIO MARITIMO RelyOn Nutec World Oil
FFT Advogados Rosneft  
Fluor SAIPEM  

Value Proposition

The Global Offshore Brazil Summit addresses the impact of Brazil’s transformation to a more competitive market let by multiple Global Operators which will drive long-term growth in the world’s most prolific Deepwater arena. Success in Brazil relies on understanding and cooperation among Operators and the Supply Chain, and requires a firm understanding of the current regulatory and financial environment. The summit is comprised of multiple interactive Panel Sessions over two full days discussing the Strategy, Finance and Technology needs of the international marketplace, with a particular focus on assessing and strengthening the Deepwater Supply Chain. Attendees will gain comprehensive knowledge of Brazil’s challenges and opportunities in addition to unrivaled networking activities.

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