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Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Honorees to Be Recognized during Luncheon in Rio de Janeiro 

Richardson Texas, USA (20 August 2019) – OTC Brasil has named its 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award recipients. Carlos Tadeu Fraga will be honored for individual achievement and Petrobras’ EWT Libra Project is being recognized for corporate achievement. These achievements are truly significant contributions to the oil and gas industry in Brazil.

OTC Brasil will host an Awards Luncheon on 30 October at the SulAmérica Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro to honor the award recipients.

OTC Brasil Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals
Carlos Tadeu Fraga will be honored for his outstanding leadership and key roles in the advancement of deepwater oil and gas production projects in the areas of well construction, subsea and topsides.

As Petrobras’ Executive Manager, Tadeu led the R&D team involved in the development of several technologies applied on pre-salt fields, and played a vital role on the implementation of pre-salt developments, from conceptual design to first oil.

Tadeu has more than 38 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, with leading expertise in deep waters. He served as a board member of several technology institutions in Brazil, where he made key contributions to the technological development of universities and research institutes.

He currently serves as the CEO of Prumo Logistica. He also serves as a board member on the Brazilian Institute for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (IBP).

During his career, he has received multiple institutional recognitions including the Commander Degree by the National Order of Scientific Merit and the Personality of the Year for Innovation by the Brazilian National Agency of Oil, Gas and Biofuels.

OTC Brasil Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions

Petrobras will be presented this award in recognition of its groundbreaking Extended Well Test (EWT) Libra Project. The Libra EWT pushed the concept of the dynamical appraisal to a new dimension.

The design of the EWT was planned to maximize the interference information from the observer wells equipped with remote pressure sensors. The FPSO Pioneiro de Libra was built with an innovative approach of simultaneous oil production and gas injection while measuring the pressure disturbance in different parts of the field using remote pressure monitoring devices.  

The EWT project plays a vital role in de-risking a sequence of multi-billion dollar fast-track developments, as dynamic information from the reservoir is fed into the project design.

For more information about the recipients and the awards ceremony, visit www.otcbrasil.org.

OTC Brasil provides a highly specialized technical program on the latest innovations and advances in deep and ultra-deep water that are propelling the industry into the future. The event will be held 29–31 October 2019 and will offer networking opportunities and an exhibition with ground breaking technologies from leading companies from around the world.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To select your options, contact the OTC Brasil Sales Team. Individual tickets for the Awards Luncheon can be purchased online.

Stay in touch with the latest OTC Brasil information by following the hashtag #OTCBrasil.



About the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)
Founded in 1969, OTC brings together industry leaders and professionals from more than 130 countries. Its large international participation provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of technology, expertise, products, and best practices. OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference (ATC), OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia. Learn more at www.otcnet.org

About the Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP)
Founded in 1957, IBP is a private, non-profit organization focused on promoting the development of the Brazilian oil, gas and biofuels industry in a competitive, sustainable, ethical and socially responsible environment. IBP congregates over 240 associated companies and professionals, and it is recognized as an important industry representative for its technical knowledge and fostering the debate of industry issues. Organizer of the main oil and gas shows in Brazil, IBP develops technical courses and it is responsible for standardization, certification of inspection services and technical publications. Learn more at www.ibp.org.br.  

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