OTC Brasil Presents Distinguished Achievement Awards To Antônio Carlos Capeleiro Pinto And Subsea7 Buoy Supporting Risers (BSR)

Richardson Texas, USA (31 August 2015) – Modeled after the prestigious Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)SM Distinguished Achievement Awards, OTC Brasil 2015 will recognize Antônio Carlos Capeleiro Pinto for individual achievement and the Subsea7 Buoy Supporting Risers (BSR) Project for corporate achievement.

An awards luncheon will take place 28 October at Riocentro Exhibition and Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to honor the recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Awards.

OTC Brasil Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals

Antônio Carlos Capeleiro Pinto, Petrobras, will be recognized with the Individual Achievement Award for his significant contributions to the technical development and management of deep and ultra-deep water oil fields.

With a career of excellence since 1983, Antonio’s achievements include the development plan of Marlim field and heavy oil reservoirs located in offshore environments. Since 2007 he has been in charge of the design of the production development projects for the ultra-deep water pre-salt carbonate reservoirs in Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. He is considered as a technical and professional reference by his managers and peers.

Antonio holds a MSc degree in petroleum engineering and has taught reservoir engineering classes and lectures to Petrobras´ employees and Brazilian university students. He is the author of several pioneering technical papers for OTC and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). In 2008 he was nominated, by the SPE Brazil Section, as the Oil and Gas Professional of the year, in the Technical Excellence Category.

OTC Brasil Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies

Subsea7 Buoy Supporting Risers (BSR) will be recognized with the Corporate Achievement Award for developing an innovative deepwater riser system from concept to full production.

Innovative technologies in the upstream sector are frequently driven by the need to access and produce from reservoirs on challenging frontiers. The Sapinhoá and Lula NE are peculiar field developments where the innovative BSR concept for their risers’ system, at water depth in excess of 2000m, are paramount examples on how the early engagement of industry players, in the format of a design competition, combining a set of various new incremental technologies, resulted in a unique innovation that enables operators and partners to grant a total of 240,000 bopd production from the two fields.

Since 2010, the successful completion of the BSR system created an innovative solution for deepwater production risers, overcoming several technological, construction and production challenges and Subsea7 has been enabling an operator to effectively use the BSR system in the Sapinhoá-Lula NE fields.

OTC Brasil 2015, 27–29 October in Rio de Janeiro, continues its tradition of excellence offering advanced technology programs, solutions for challenges, and networking opportunities for the deep and ultra deepwater offshore sector in Brazil. It also offers contributions to social programs in Brazil.

For more information about the awards and to register for OTC Brasil 2015, visit  www.otcbrasil.org.

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About the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)SM

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 Artic 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. Today, IBP congregates more than 220 associated companies and professionals, and it is recognized as an important industry representative for its technical knowledge and fostering the debate

of big industry issues. Organizer of the main oil & gas shows in Brazil, such as Rio Oil & Gas and OTC Brasil, IBP also develops technical courses and it is also responsible for standardization, certification of

inspection services and technical publications. Learn more at  www.ibp.org.br.

Portuguese translation, conference logos, and photo of Antônio Carlos Capeleiro Pinto, and logo for

Subsea7 Buoy Supporting Risers (BSR) available upon request.

Media Contacts

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)SM
Andrea Valencia, Tel: +1.972.952.1112,  media@otcnet.org

Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP)
Tatiana Campos, Tel: +55.21.2112.9028, tcampos@ibp.org.br