Petrobras Subsea EPCI Keynote at
GOBS 2020

Mr. Ricardo Toneto de Melo of Petrobras will be our Keynote Speaker during the Operator Project Spotlight session at the Global Offshore Brazil Summit 2020.  Mr Toneto, at the inaugural GOBS 2019 offered the audience a riveting insight into the Libra Project; this year, Mr. Toneto’s presentation will be Challenges to Implement SURF Projects in EPCI Mode, reflecting his new role as Petrobras’ Subsea EPCI Department Manager.  EPCI contracts look to accelerate the development of Deepwater Brazil, critical as Brazil assumes the leadership in Global Deepwater technology and projects.
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​​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.

  Anders Nyrén | Business Development Manager
ABB Control Room Solutions
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Innovative Technology / Digitalization Session
“The Control Room of the Future: The Challenges Ahead”

Last 10 years in the global modernization of the CCR. In automation business for 32 years. Curiosity together with experience in customer cooperation with focus on the best solution for each customer in each situation is often a good start…

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  Martin van Onna | Chief Commercial Officer
Airborne Oil & Gas
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Innovative Technology / Digitalization Session
“Global Acceptance of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe in Subsea Applications: TCP Has Passed Tipping Point”

Martin van Onna started Airborne Oil & Gas in 2007. After 5 years, during which he pioneered the development of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe technology…

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  Helio da Cunha Bisaggio | Superintendent of Infrastructure and Transportation
ANP – Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis
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
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Regulatory Standards and Legal Outlook Session
“The Oil and Gas Industry in Brazil: Upcoming Bidding Rounds and Opportunities”

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
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
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Deep Gas / Gas Monetization Session
“Natural Gas Infrastructure in Brazil – Existing Facilities and Projects Under Study”

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
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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  Paulo Roberto Furio | Innovation and Technology Manager
Firjan, SENAI Institute for Innovation in Green Chemistry, SESI Innovation Center in Occupational Hygiene and SENAI Institute for Environmental Technologies
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Health, Safety & Environmental (HS&E) Session
“Computer Vision Applications Toward Offshore HSE Goals”

Paulo Roberto Furio is a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Católica de Petrópolis, MSc in Management from FGV-EBAPE with specializations in Strategic Management, Environmental Studies and Strategic Educational and Technology Institute Management, and is currently the manager of the SENAI Institute for Innovation in Green Chemistry, SESI Innovation Center in Occupational Hygiene and SENAI Institute for Environmental Technologies…

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  John Chatten | Senior Business Development Manager | Chairman South America
Fugro | IMCA
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Regulatory Standards, Legal Outlook and Surety Market Session
“IMCA Driving Collaboration Offshore Brazil”
14:15 | Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Innovative Technology / Digitalization Session
“QuickVision® Technologies – Survey and Positioning by Augmented Reality”

John Chatten is Oil and Gas industry professional with over twenty years’ experience with in the offshore marine Survey sector. John career started with Halliburton Subsea / Subsea7, as a Survey Technician, rising to a position of Senior Survey Engineer whilst employed on a variety of projects such as…

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  João Arruda | Business Development Manager
Fugro
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Innovative Technology / Digitalization Session
“QuickVision® Technologies – Survey and Positioning by Augmented Reality”

João Arruda is an Oil and Gas industry professional with over 12 years’ experience. The His career started with Netzch do Brasil, as Technical Sales Engineer followed by Weatherford International as Field Engineer from 2008 to 2012…

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  Lucas Tristão | Secretary of Economic Development, Energy and International Relations
Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Closing Session

Lucas Tristão is a tax attorney, a specialist in company recovery, mainly through the effective administration of tax liabilities and legal-tax auditions…

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  Captain Andy Goldsmith | Technical Adviser – Marine
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Regulatory Standards, Legal Outlook and Surety Market Session
“IMCA Driving Collaboration Offshore Brazil”

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.
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
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Innovative Technology / Digitalization Session
“The Evolution of Composite Riser Systems for Pre-Salt Fields”

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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  Mick Mullan | Analysis & Qualification Manager
Magma Global
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Innovative Technology / Digitalization Session
“The Evolution of Composite Riser Systems for Pre-Salt Fields”

Mick is responsible for design, analysis and qualification activities relating to m-pipe including the installation, pipe body and end fitting. He oversees material and product testing and the interpretation of results…

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  Felipe Rodrigues Caldas Feres | Partner
Mattos Filho Advogados
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Finance and Investment Outlook Panel
“The Evolution of Composite Riser Systems for Pre-Salt Fields”

Felipe advises clients on M&A projects and transactions in the petroleum, natural gas and biofuels industries. He specializes on transactional, contractual and regulatory work covering all segments of these industries, from upstream to downstream…

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  Elias Lima | Latin America Offshore Marketing Manager
NALCO Champion, an Ecolab Company
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Mature Fields / Life of Field Session
“NALCO Champion Shear Resistant Polymer”

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  Justin Pizzitola | Technical Solutions Lead
Oceaneering International
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Mature Fields / Life of Field Session
“Oceaneering Life of Field Services”

Held several positions within Oil & Gas Service companies for around 15 years, the last 10 years with Oceaneering….

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  Ricardo Toneto de Melo | Subsea EPCI Department Manager
Petrobras
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Operator Project Spotlight Session
“Challenges to implement SURF projects in EPCI mode”

Ricardo Toneto de Melo was promoted to the Subsea EPCI Department Manager at Petrobras in March 2019 from his previous role as  Subsea Manager for Libra Project in Petrobras. Prior to these positions, he worked in various projects in Petrobras, including deepwater pos-salt and pre-salt projects…

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  Eduardo Fontes | Commercial Superintendent
Pottencial Seguradora
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Regulatory Standards, Legal Outlook and Surety Market Session
“Surety Bonds in the Oil and Gas Industry”

Eduardo has 15 years of insurance business. Graduated in Business at IBMEC and with specialization in Management from the Northwestern University. While working at Allianz Group, JLT and Pottencial Seguradora Eduardo has been able to assist most all major companies and entities in the Oil and Gas business in business solutions for their operations…

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  José Eduardo Gerk | President Director
Pré-Sal Petróleo
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Operator Project Spotlight
“Production Sharing Contracts: Challenges and Opportunities in the Brazilian Pre-Salt”

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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  Gilberta Lucchesi | Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Repsol Sinopec Brasil
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Finance and Investment Outlook Panel
“The Oil and Gas Industry in Brazil: Upcoming Bidding Rounds and Opportunities”

Gilberta Lucchesi is the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Repsol Sinopec Brasil. Lawyer with a Post Graduate degree in Corporate Law and a Master Degree in Legal (UFRJ), she is an executive with a very solid background in oil and gas operations, upstream and downstream processes, as well as finance, with strong knowledge in taxes…

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  Lauro Puppim | Commercial and Tendering Manager
Saipem

Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Mature Fields / Life of Field Session
“Subsea Drones, the Future Life of Field”
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Focus on FPSOs Session
“Experience in Operations and Construction of FPSO”

Lauro Puppim holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Project Management.
He started his career in the subsea engineering area of Petrobras, holding several positions in the company, among them project manager for subsea production development, manager of IRM of SURF (subsea umbilical, risers and flowlines) and also of engineering and installation of SPS (subsea production system)…

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  Daniel Green | Project Finance Sector Head for O&G
Santander
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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  Eduardo Chamusca | Brazil Country Director
SBM Offshore
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Focus on FPSOs Session

Eduardo Chamusca joined SBM Offshore in May 2013 as the Business Development Director in Brazil, responsible for SBM 1s in-country sales activities for FPSO 1s, Turrets, mooring systems and further products…

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  Philippe Herve | VP Solutions
SparkCognition
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Innovative Technology / Digitalization Session
“Case Study: Automated Model Building for Predictive Asset Maintenance”

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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  Patricia Grabowsky | Head of Innovations
Subsea 7
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Innovative Technology / Digitalization Session
“The Innovation Challenge in the O&G Industry”

Materials Engineer graduated in Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Executive Certificate in Innovation & Strategy from MIT Sloan, member of the Innovation Reference Center from Fundação Dom Cabral, with more than 10 yrs of experience in the O&G industry…

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  Rogério Campos | Partner – Oil & Gas
Veirano Advogados
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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  André de Souza Carvalho | Partner
Veirano Advogados
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 | Regulatory Standards, Legal Outlook and Surety Market Session
“REPETRO Overview”

André Carvalho focuses his practice on tax consulting, with particular expertise in the oil and gas and shipping industries. A significant part of his time is also devoted to clients in the mining industry as well as private clients and tax and estate planning associated thereto…

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  Joel Thigpen | General Manager, Segment Sales – Offshore Drilling
Wärtsilä
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
Wednesday, 4 March, 2020 | Focus on FPSOs Session
“Innovation in FPSO Design and 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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