OTC Brasil Names 2013 Technical Program
Committee Chairs

The conference will bring upstream professionals from around the globe to
Rio de Janeiro on 29-31 October 2013

Rio de Janeiro (29 October 2012) –The Offshore Technology Conference and the IBP - Instituto Brasileiro de Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis (the Brazilian Petroleum, Gas, and Biofuels Institute, IBP) Board of Directors have named Marcos Assayag and Jerry Streeter as Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of  the 2013 OTC Brasil  Program Committee. 

Assayag, Executive Manager of Petrobras Research Center (CENPES), and Streeter, Shallow Water Field Development Manager at FMC, will lead a distinguished slate of international and Brazilian experts in creating a world-class technical program for OTC Brasil. The program committee will include a broad range of senior technical experts and will develop a comprehensive technical program representative of the OTC sponsoring societies, which cover all aspects of offshore technology.

“We are pleased to have two very qualified candidates to develop our technical program for OTC Brasil,” said OTC Chairman Steve Balint. “Marcos and Jerry are respected professionals and I am confident they will cover topics that are not only important for this region, but for the entire offshore industry.”

“IBP welcomes two very important members of the offshore community, Marcos Assayag and Jerry Streeter to the Program Committee. They will surely help develop a solid and broad conference programme, bringing the best professionals on their field of expertise to this edition of OTC Brasil”, said IBP President, João Carlos de Luca.

During the 3-day conference, OTC Brasil will present special sessions, panel sessions, and a range of special events covering business-related topics. OTC Brasil is also an opportunity for industry and technical leaders to share their views on key trends and issues. Updates on key international offshore projects in Brasil and around the world will also be presented.

The call for papers for OTC Brasil will begin December 2012. The program committee will review proposals and determine which will be presented. Additional information will be available on the OTC Brasil website, www.otcbrasil.org.

The inaugural OTC Brasil took place in 2011 and was well-received. More than 10,000 attendees took part in the conference, as well as 435 exhibitors from 23 countries.




Founded in 1969, 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. For more information, visit www.otcnet.org.



Founded in 1957, IBP is non-profit private association of companies and professionals working in all segments of the petroleum chain, aiming to create a competitive, sustainable, ethic and socially responsible national industry. For this purpose, the Institute performs studies and proposals to government authorities; organizes events, such as Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference, one the majors oil shows in the world; carries out short and post-graduation courses; edit technical books; and is accredited by the government to elaborate standards for petroleum derivatives and to certify company’s equipment inspection services (refineries, production facilities and petrochemical plants).



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