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OTC Brasil 2011 Announces Topics and Speakers for Special Sessions, Additions to Exhibition for for New Offshore Conference in Rio de Janeiro

Houston, Texas (13 July 2011) – The inaugural 2011 OTC Brasil technical conference will present addresses from prominent industry leaders and experts in special sessions on key issues facing the Brazilian and  global offshore oil and gas industry. Organized by the prestigious Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), OTC Brasil will be held 4-6 October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is expected to attract a large global audience.

 “OTC Brasil will offer a wide range of important topics, with speakers and panelists from Brazilian and international companies presenting their views. Speakers continue to be added for a series of special sessions, which are in addition to the 200 technical papers from 19 countries that will be presented,” said OTC Brasil Program Committee Co-Chair Ricardo Juiniti Bernardo, OGX Petroleo & Gas.

The OTC Brasil conference is organized by OTC’s 12 sponsoring societies, which are technical and professional associations representing every aspect of the offshore industry.

“OTC is a non-commercial organization, and our goal with OTC Brasil is to share technical knowledge and new ideas that will advance the offshore industry in Brazil and globally. OTC is known for its high-quality technical program developed by industry experts from our sponsoring societies. OTC Brasil also has three Brazilian supporting societies,” said Steve Balint of Shell, 2012 chairman of the OTC Board of Directors.

The Opening Plenary Session topic is Brazil’s Regulatory Regime for Offshore Oil and Gas Development, with speakers from ANP. A second plenary focuses on Challenges, Logistics, and Infrastructure.

Panel sessions will explore technology skills development by universities and industry, and compare the South America and West Africa petroleum systems, where major discoveries have been made.

Topical luncheons will present keynote speakers each day:

  • BC-10: Today and Beyond
    Speaker: Maria Pena, BC 10 Production Manager, Shell
  • BP Advance Global Deepwater Capabilities: Lessons Being Applied Following the Macondo Accident and Response
    Speaker: Felipe Bayon, BP America 
  • Innovative Financial Options for Offshore Projects in Challenging Economic Times
    Speaker: David Lyons, Capital Partners Worldwide Inc.
  • TOTAL: Technological Know-how to Serve Its International Development
    Speaker: Denis Palluat de Besset, Total E&P do Brasil Ltda
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Service Providers in Brazil
    Speakers: Harold H. Mesa, Halliburton, and Mauricio Figueiredo, Baker Hughes
  • OGX: A Successful Brazilian Company
     Speaker: Paulo Mendonça, OGX

Exhibition Update

The OTC Brasil exhibition has been expanded because of strong company interest. In the last 30 days, the conference has added more than 50 exhibiting companies, and currently has 342 confirmed exhibitors and 14,300 total square meters of space in both Pavilions 1 and 3. The number of company sponsors continues to grow.


Online registration is now available, with hotel and travel information.

About OTC

The Offshore Technology Conference is the world's foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection. OTC is held annually at Reliant Park in Houston, and is scheduled for 2-5 May 2011. OTC is sponsored by 12 industry organizations and societies, who work cooperatively to develop the technical program. For more information, visit www.otcnet.org.

About OTC Brasil

OTC Brasil is a new event sponsored by the Offshore Technology Conference, and  is OTC’s first event held outside of Houston. OTC Brasil will be held biennially beginning in 2011. This conference will provide a technical program and exhibition that addresses the latest in technical advances, challenges and opportunities for the deep and ultra deepwater offshore sector in Brazil and other international regions. OTC Brasil will offer a unique Brazilian flair, providing networking opportunities as well as offering Brazilian cultural events and contributions to social programs in Brazil. For more information, visit www.otcbrasil.org.


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