OTC Brasil 2013 Sets Ambitious Technical Program Focusing on Challenges and Opportunities of Region

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (18 July 2013) ‒ Plans are well under way for Offshore Technology Conference Brasil (OTC Brasil) 2013, which will occur 29-31 October, in Rio de Janeiro. Organized by OTC and the Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute, the conference and exhibition focuses on Brazil’s deepwater offshore sector.

The technical program will include more than 250 peer-selected papers. The 3-day technical conference will also include eight panel sessions, 36 technical sessions, and five topical luncheons. Key industry leaders from around the world will share their perspectives and forecasts on investment in the Brazilian market.

OTC Brasil 2013 will assess all aspects of offshore drilling and wells system, floating structures, and advanced subsea production, as well as the increasingly complex integrity management used to keep them operating.

“Having the world’s deepwater experts gathered in Brazil will prompt an engaging and thought-provoking exchange of ideas and technology know-how,” said Marcos Assayag,* program committee chairman and executive manager, Petrobras Research Center.

Conference highlights include opening ceremony remarks from keynote speaker Maria das Graҫas Silva Foster, CEO, Petrobras. ANP General Director Magda Chambriard will serve as topical luncheon speaker to discuss details of the first pre-salt bidding round, one of the most anticipated offerings in the industry.

Wednesday features a panel on “Perspectives on E&P in the South Atlantic,” a topical luncheon on “Macondo – Lessons Learned,” and a “Pre-Salt” panel with experts from Petrobras.

Two panels highlight the last day of programming:  Members of DeepStar, an operator-funded, global research and development collaboration between oil companies, vendors, regulators, and academic/research institutes, will discuss “Leading Technologies Development to Meet the Business Needs of the Deepwater Industry.” Another will feature “Implementation of Offshore Mega Projects in Brazil: Challenges and Opportunities.”

OTC Brasil 2013 includes an exhibition that showcases the latest technologies and equipment from the global offshore E&P industry.

*NOTE: To hear more of Chairman Assayag’s comments about OTC Brasil 2013, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLXfShe7bP4&feature=youtu.be.

 

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The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston.  OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia. For more information, visit http://www.otcnet.org.

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