OTC Brasil 2015 Only Week Away 27–29 October in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (14 October 2015) –  Between 27 and 29 October, Rio de Janeiro will host OTC Brasil 2015, one of the most important offshore oil and gas industry events in the world. Held for the third time in the country, the conference is chaired by João Carlos de Luca, of IBP, with Orlando Ribeiro, of Petrobras, and Fernando Frimm, of GustoMSC, serving as the event co-chairman.

With the theme “The Atlantic: from East to West – An Ocean of Innovation,” this year’s event will encompass offshore oil and gas exploration and development topics related to geology and subsurface technologies, offshore drilling and wells system, floating structures, and advanced subsea production to keep offshore facilities operating safely and efficiently, and will be attended by executives and experts from 24 countries.

OTC Brasil is held every two years, and this year’s edition will feature 39 technical sessions, 12 panels and four thematic luncheons. The event will take place at Riocentro, and will be attended by E&P executives and industry experts from 24 countries. The exhibition will have over 150 companies and organizations, from 16 countries.

The event will have several new features this year. For the first time, it will present Distinguished Achievement Awards and Spotlight on New Technology sm Award in Brazil, both traditional industry acknowledgments. The first award will recognize Antônio Carlos Capeleiro Pinto, a Petrobras engineer, for individual achievement and the company Subsea7, for Buoy Supporting Risers (BSR) Project.

The Spotlight Award goes to FMC Technologies for the company’s Shape Memory Alloy Fittings in Subsea Equipment. OTC Brasil 2015 will also hold University R&D Showcase, a space for universities to share with attendees their relevant projects for the industry.

During the conference, leaders of AMSE, ASCE, SBGf, SEG and SPE, international and Brazilian professional societies, will gather on Leadership Summit to present their perspectives on how to foster greater collaboration between these societies.


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Event: OTC Brasil 2015
Venue: Riocentro Convention and Exhibition Center (Av. Salvador Allende, 6555 – Barra da Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro)
Date: October 27–29 October 2015.


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 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.

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