​​2020 Program Committee

  Alexandre Bello | Business Development Manager

Alexandre Bello has been working at Oil and Gas industry for over 17 years. He holds a position of Brazil Business Development Manager at McDermott, a service leader company of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. Alexandre has also worked for Petrobras, Subsea 7 and Baker Hughes. Graduated in System Analysis, MBA in Business Administration at UFRJ/COPPE and postgraduate in Subsea Construction and Engineering at CEFET.
  ROGÉRIO CAMPOS | Partner – Oil & Gas
Veirano Advogados

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.
Focusing on the oil & gas, shipbuilding and infrastructure industries, Rogério is also experienced in the various legal aspects related to the defense and security industries, regularly advising local and foreign companies on the negotiation of their contracts with the Brazilian Armed Forces.
Recognized for his knowledge of the Petrobras bid system, Rogério regularly advises clients on the revision of Petrobras bid documents and farm-out agreements, assessing their main risks and liabilities, drafting requests for clarification during tenders and direct negotiations, attending bid-related meetings, as well as, preparing bid-related documents and appeals against decisions of the bid committees.
Rogério also works with Maritime Law and shipbuilding clients, including revision and negotiations of financing and respective collateralization, building, chartering and operation contracts, as well as assisting its clients in the attainment of all regulatory requirements of navigation companies and their Brazilian or foreign-flagged vessels.
Prior to joining Veirano Advogados, Rogério was seconded to Petrobras for more than two years where he gained significant experience with the Petrobras bid process. Rogério has worked as an international associate of the law firm Paul Hastings LLP, in New York, NY, between the years of 2015 and 2016.
  Tony Duncan | Executive Vice President
Magma Global

Tony Duncan, Executive Vice President in the United States, Magma Global. Tony, who is based in Houston, Texas, has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, having held senior positions with Technip, Acergy, Subsea 7 and McDermott International. Magma Global was founded to solve the problems that were a challenge to steel and flexibles: corrosion, high temperatures, high pressures and speed and ease of deployment. Made from PEEK and carbon fibre, m-pipe® simplifies subsea architecture thanks to its low weight, high strength, flexibility and standardised design.
  Ricardo da Silva Frazão | Brazil Commercial Director
Oceaneering Brasil

Graduated as a Electrical Engineering at University Federal Fluminense in 1988 he has been working for companies as Siemens, Ultratec, GE, MPE and MFX.
Mr. Frazão joined Oceaneering in 2013 as Project Group Manager in Niteroi Facilities responsible for Umbilicals projects. In 2014 assumes Commercial Manager position for Umbilicals business.
In 2017 as Commercial Director is in charge of all Oceaneering business in Brazil. He has also a degree for MBA in Marketing from FGV.
  Paul Hillegeist | President & COO  
Quest Offshore  
Paul Hillegeist is an entrepreneur and thought-leader with expertise in the offshore energy industry, developed during his successful 29-year career in the field. Paul began as a market strategist, working for two major companies before launching his own business, Quest Offshore Resources, Inc., with two partners in 1999.  While serving as President and COO of Quest OffshorePaul developed and was a partner in several start-up entities related to the business. In 2016, he successfully sold Quest’s Data & Subscription division to Verisk AnalyticsVRSK (NASDAQ).  Most recently, he co-founded Quest Floating Wind Energy, an innovative start-up delivering market insight, predictive analytics and supply chain insight. Throughout his career he has worked closely with C-Suite leaders of major client companies developing strategic relationships and building collaborative growth initiatives.  Specifically, these include upstream energy-focused International Oil Companies, National Oil Companies, Independent producers, tier-one supply chain, industrial conglomerates, sell-side and buy-side global financial firms, institutional investors, renewables developers and mid-stream transportation companies.  Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin.  In his free time, Paul enjoys Longhorn Football games and spending time with his family and golden retrievers in the Texas Hill Country boating, fishing and hunting  
  Boyd Howell | Director of Sales & Marketing
MODEC International, Inc.

Mr. Boyd Howell is Director of Sales & Marketing at MODEC International, Inc. , the Houston-based affiliate of Tokyo-based MODEC, Inc. one of the world’s largest and most experienced designers, builders and operators of complex floating offshore structures such as FPSOs, FSOs and TLPs for the international energy industry.
Boyd has been working the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry for over 30 years. The past 23 of which has been focused on Turret-moored and Spread-moored ship-shaped FPSO and FSO systems as well as TLPs and production Semis for implementation worldwide. Boyd has held positions as Engineering Manager, Project Manager and Interface Manager for a number of FPSO and FSO projects, before transitioning into Sales and Marketing.
Boyd holds a Bachelor of Engineering & Naval Architecture Degree from Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada and a diploma from Rice University Executive Education Department – Graduate School of Management; in Houston Texas.
  Paulo Cesar Martins | Marketing & Business Dev VP
Subsea 7

Paulo Cesar Martins has more than 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. Graduated in Mechanical Engineering by Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC), with specialization in Subsea Engineering, Master degree in Business Administration by COPPEAD-UFRJ, and training at Cranfield University – School of Management. Paulo is Marketing & Business Dev VP for Subsea 7, responsible for Brazil Region, which includes South America. He is also member of ABESPetro’s Board of Former Presidents.
  Felipe de Assis Torres | Attorney
FFT Advogados

FFT – Figueira de Mello Faria e Torres Advogados
Felipe focuses his legal practice in corporate and business law gathering over 15 years of experience representing both domestic and foreign clients in a variety of industries, including O&G, infrastructure, banking, real estate and others. He holds a Bachelor of Laws’ (LLB) degree from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and a master’s degree in business administration from Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC).


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