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Petrobras presentations at the Rio Oil and Gas Show 2014:

Ronaldo Martins

Paulo Alonso

ANP Proposes New Oil and Gas R&D Rules - This report announces Brazil's National Oil Regulator's proposal of a new resolution to set guidelines and criteria for oil and gas R&D spending.

Gas Utilities’ Pipeline Expansion Plan - This report partially reproduces comments from the Brazilian Gas Distribution Association (ABEGAS) during a recent Gas Seminar in Rio, where ABEGAS disclosed gas distribution pipeline expansion plans.

Outlook for Brazil’s Oil and Gas Onshore Segment - This report summarizes the results of the 12th oil onshore licensing round and provides information on the Brazil Onshore Trade Show scheduled for November 25-27, 2014.

Natural Gas Sector Overview in Brazil - This IMI provides an outlook of Brazil’s natural gas subsector, including the new Gas Law and the recently launched draft of the 2013-2022 gas network expansion plan “PEMAT”. It also summarizes the results of the 12th oil licensing round held on November 28, 2013.

Challenges for U.S. Companies in the Brazilian Oil and Gas Sector – October 2013

Brazil’s 12th Bidding Round for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development – October 2013

The Brazilian Shipbuilding Industry Booms with Brazil’s Pre-Salt Oil & Gas Projects - This report provides an overview of Brazil's oil pre-salt, best sales opportunities, and also summarizes the Brazilian shipbuilding industry.

Shale Gas Prospects in Brazil, August 2013 - This reports provides an overview of shale gas prospects in Brazil, challenges, and possible opportunities for U.S. companies. It also announces the planned 12th oil licensing round for conventional and non-conventional oil and gas blocks.

Results of Brazil's 11th Bid Round for Conventional Oil Exploratory Blocks – July 2013

The Brazilian Oil Pre-Salt Program: Update, Opportunities and Special Themes – February 2013

Trade Events:


Date: 1st semester, 2014

Event Name: 15º Seminário sobre Gás Natural

Place: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Website: www.ibp.org.br

Unique opportunity to discuss priority issues in the sector.


Date: February 4-6, 2014

Event Name: Topsides, Platforms & Hulls

Place: Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, Galveston, TX, USA

Website: http://www.topsidesevent.com/index.html

It is the offshore industry’s only event dedicated to the topsides, platforms and hulls for both deep and shallow water. It covers the design, engineering, construction, transportation, installation, and modification of topside structures, platforms, and hulls.

MARCH 2014

Date: March 5-7, 2014

Event Name: World Heavy Oil Congress 2014

Place: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA

Website: http://worldheavyoilcongress.com

Launched in 2006, the Congress unites international professionals by providing business executives and technical experts a platform to foster relationships and advance heavy oil development. Technical conference sessions, business conference panels, keynote addresses, in-depth courses, technical tours, an exhibition, and social events promote education on innovative technology and responsible development, as well as provide an opportunity to network with colleagues from the community. Following the Congress, a three-day exhibition showcases leading innovations from international market-leading brands. The premier global heavy oil event, the last Congress, held in Aberdeen, Scotland in 2012, delivered over 135 presentations and welcomed 1,000 delegates from 30 countries.

Date: March 4-6, 2014

Event Name: IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition

Place: Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Website: http://www.spe.org/events/dc/2014/

It is is the E&P industry’s premier drilling event, providing the opportunity for producers, contractors, and service company professionals to meet, discuss, evaluate, and share ideas to advance worldwide drilling operations, promote solutions to common problems, and improve overall efficiency and profitability.

Date: March 9-13, 2014

Event Name: Corrosion 2014

Place: San Antonio, TX, USA

Website: http://events.nace.org/conferences/c2014/authors.asp

NACE International’s Annual Conference & Expo, provides a multidisciplinary setting to share best practices across key themes influencing corrosion in 13 industries including pipelines, petroleum refining, power generation, and maritime.

Date: March 11-14, 2014

Event Name: 3a Feira do Polo Naval / Naval Cluster Fair

Place: Rio Grande, RS, Brazil

Website: http://www.polonavalrs.com.br

The event aims to promote and discuss the challenges, innovations, and opportunities of the marine industry through exhibition, lectures, workshops, conferences, and business rounds.

Date: March 17-19, 2014

Event Name: 2014 SPE International Conference on Health, Safety, and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (biennial)

Place: The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California, USA

Website: http://www.spe.org/events/hse/2014/

For more than 20 years, the SPE International Conference on Health, Safety, and the Environment has been the E&P industry’s premier international event highlighting HSE best practices and challenges.

Date: March 17-19, 2014

Event Name: FPSO Brazil Congress 2014

Place: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Website: http://www.wbresearch.com/fpsobrazil/home.aspx

After 14 years of huge success in Asia, the FPSO Congress Series arrives in Brazil to provide the FPSO national community the opportunity to share and discuss key issues of its entire life-cycle.

Date: March 25-27, 2014

Event Name: 20th Latin Oil Week / Upstream 2014

Place: Sofitel Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Website: http://www.petro21.com/events/?id=844

The Conference focuses on Latin America’s oil, gas, and energy landscapes and corporate/state upstream strategies, evaluating how private and state oil/gas companies and Governments as well as Licensing Agencies will reshape Latin America in the world upstream game.

APRIL 2014

Date: April 1-3, 2014

Event Name: Unconventional Resources Conference

Place: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, The Woodlands, TX, USA

Website: http://www.spe.org/events/urc/2014/

This conference provides a venue for enabling and emerging technologies in unconventional resources. 

Date: April 8-11, 2014

Event Name: Santos Offshore

Place: Mendes Convention Center, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil

Website: http://www.santosoffshore.com.br/

Santos Offshore Trade Show is as a business generator for suppliers and investors from the E&P segment in the state of São Paulo. The state is the main supplier of services and products for the oil and gas sector in Brazil.

For exhibiting information please contact Stephen Guthartz at: (203) 840-5336 -  sguthartz@reedexpo.com

Date: April 9-11, 2014

Event Name: Rio Gas Forum

Place: Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Website: http://www.cwcriogas.com/

Co – hosted by Petrobras, the Rio Gas & Power Forum is celebrating its 5th edition in 2014, making it a truly established unique event where the entire value chain of the Brazilian gas market meet.

MAY 2014

Date: May 5-8, 2014

Event Name: The Offshore Technology Conference – OTC

Place: Reliant Park, Houston, TX, USA

Website: http://www.otcnet.org/2014/

OTC is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.

A number of Brazilian companies, agents, and distributors visit OTC every year as part of CS Rio’s delegation.

Date: May 20-21, 2014

Event Name: 3ª Accelerate Oil & Gas

Place: Bolsa do Rio Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Website: http://www.accelerateoilandgas.com/

The event gives Petrobras members, IOCs, EPCs, and other key industry players the chance to meet with suppliers and contractors to explore project opportunities, technological solutions, financing vehicles, and other issues critical to the formation and implementation of Oil &Gas based projects.

Date: May 26-28, 2014

Event Name: Fórum de Tecnologias e Operações Submarinas (biennial)

Place: Hotel Windsor Barra, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Website: www.subseaforum.com.br

The first edition of Subsea Forum, held in 2012, recorded the presence of more than 400 professionals of the subsea area, and was considered a success by the attendees.

Date: May 27-29, 2014  

Event Name: Protection Offshore (Biennial)

Place: Macaé Convention Center, Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Website: www.protectionoffshore.com.br

The main event on prevention, SMS, risk management, emergy responses, and asset integrity in the offshore sector reaches its sixth edition in 2014.

JUNE 2014

Date: June 3-5, 2014

Event Name: Onshore e Offshore Expo Vitória Petro Show

Place: Cerimonial Premier, Vitória, ES, Brazil

Website: http://www.vitoriapetroshow.com/

The event brings an opportunity for the state of Espírito Santo to demonstrate its full potential in the onshore and offshore segments, as well as logistics, and supply chain.

Date: June 9-10, 2014

Event Name: Energies Oil & Renewables International Conference and Expo

Place: Centro de Convenções e Eventos, Parque Tecnológico, São José Dos Campos, SP, Brazil

Website: www.encontrosdeoportunidades.com.br


Date: August 12-14, 2014

Event Name: Navalshore - Marintec South America

Place: SulAmérica Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Website: http://www.ubmnavalshore.com.br/

The show will bring the latest products and services for the construction and naval repair, equipment and supplies for shipyards, as well as solutions for the oil and gas sector.

Date: 21 August 2014 / Workshop: 22 August 2014

Event Name: 4th annual Drilling Fluids & Cuttings Management Americas (DFCMA)

Place: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Website: http://www.arcmediaglobal.com/drillingfluids/

The DFCMA Expo 2014 provides advanced insights, progressive solutions and programs for oil and gas operators, technical experts and regulators annually.


Date: September 10-11, 2014

Event Name: 2014 Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference

Place: Galveston, TX, USA

Website: http://www.spe.org/events/ddc/2014/

The DDC is a two-day conference that will have speakers and companies from around the world to highlight the latest advancements, proven technologies, and concepts surrounding the subject of drilling and completions in the deepwater market.

Date: September 15-18, 2014

Event Name: Rio Oil and Gas Show 2014 (biennial)

Place: Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Note: Kallman Worldwide is recruiting US companies for the USA pavilion: http://www.kallman.com/shows/rio_oil_and_gas_2014/US-Pavilion-Exhibitors-at%20-Rio-Oil-and-Gas-2014.php

Website: www.riooilegas.com.br

Rio Oil and Gas is the leading oil and gas industry event in Latin America.


Date: October 14-16, 2014

Event Name: Deep Offshore Technology International

Place: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, Houston, TX, USA

Website: http://www.deepoffshoretechnology.com

The event is an opportunity to join major oil and gas operators and service company executives to address deepwater industry trends, pioneering technologies and lessons learned from recent projects.


Date: November 2-5, 2014

Event Name: XIV Latin-American Congress on Organic Geochemistry

Place: Atlântico Búzios Convention & Resort, Armação de Búzios, RJ, Brazil

Information: Erica Bohmgahrem - erica@interevent.com.br

+55 21 3326-3320 / +55 21 2437-1483


Date: November 11-13, 2014

Event Name: FABTECH 2014

Place: Georgia World Congress Center Building B and C, 285 Andrew Young Int’l Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA

Website: http://www.fabtechexpo.com/

North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.  The upcoming event is expected to cover more than 500,000 net square feet and anticipates over 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies.

Date: November 25-27, 2014
Event Name: Brazil Onshore (biennial)
Place: Centro de Convenções, Natal, RJ, Brazil

Website: www.ibp.org.br

The show is the major conference on the onshore exploration and production in Brazil. It’s an opportunity for knowledge exchange and networking with industry professionals.


Date: December 3-5, 2014

Event Name: The International Workboat show

Place: Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, USA

Website: http://www.workboatshow.com/

North America’s largest commercial marine tradeshow.

JUNE 2015

Date: June 23-26, 2015

Event Name: Brazil Offshore (biennial)

Place: Macaé Convention Center, Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Note: For information on exhibiting at this event, as part of the USA pavilion, contact Jim Yarish of Reed Exhibitions at telephone: 203-840-5420 or email: jyarish@reedexpo.com. 

Website: http://www.brasiloffshore.com

The event, the 3rd largest meeting place in the world, enables E&P professionals to look for and discuss new exploration and production technologies and new ideas, and learn more about the potential of the Brazilian offshore market.


Date: September 22-24, 2015

Event Name: Rio Pipeline Show (biennial)

Place: SulAmérica Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Website: Website: http://www.ibp.org.br/main.asp?ViewID=%7B5D99112A-2BE3-4F29-8955-E36E50029744%7D&LangID=en

The biggest pipeline event in Brazil, Rio Pipeline’s objective is to share technological advances and operational experiences, as well as to present important ongoing pipeline projects.


Date: Otcober 6-8, 2015

Event Name: TuboTech - Feira Internacional de Tubos, Válvulas, Bombas, Conexões e Componentes

Place: Centro de Exposições Imigrantes, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Website: http://www.tubotech.com.br/

The only event of the Americas that brings together the entire production chain.

Date: October 21-23, 2014

Event Name: Permian Basin International Oil Show – PBIOS (biennial)

Place: Odessa, TX, USA

Website: http://www.pbioilshow.org/

The Permian Basin International Oil Show is the place to be to stay on top of the latest product developments, services and technologies. Maximizing the ROI is more important than ever to keep our industry vital and vibrant.

Date: October 27-29, 2015

Event Name: LAGOCE Show 2013 (biennial)

Place: Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Website: www.lagcoe.com

This conference will offer access to key decision makers, state-of-the-art technologies, and the very latest in offshore and onshore drilling capabilities.

Date: October 27-29, 2015

Event Name: OTC Brasil 2015 (biennial)
Place: Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Note: Kallman Worldwide is recruiting US companies for the USA pavilion: http://www.kallman.com/shows/otc_brazil_2015/US-Pavilion-Exhibitors-at-OTC-Brazil-2015-Information.php
OTC Brasil is one of the world’s foremost events for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.