28 - 30 May, 2018
Rio Othon Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

DAY ONE Tuesday, 29 May 2018

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Welcome Coffee


Jorge Mitidieri

Executive Vice-President
OCYAN (Formerly known as Odebrecht Oil & Gas)


9:00 am - 9:30 am Crystal Ball: Overview of Brazil’s existing FPSO Industry and Possible Future Direction

Carlos Rocha, Director,IHS Markit
In-depth look at Brazil’s oil and gas industry, including FPSO operators, their remaining charters and location
  • Analysing existing and future demand opportunities for FPSOs in the country
  • Understanding the various challenges of operating, executing and financing FPSOs in Brazil
  • Identifying factors that could affect the future direction of the FPSO market in Brazil

Carlos Rocha

IHS Markit

9:30 am - 10:00 am Realistic Evaluation of Oil Markets in 2018 and the next 3 years

Kjetil Solbraekke, Senior Vice President South America,Rystad Energy
For the past few years, depressed oil prices are forcing some oil operators to shut down or shrink their production activities, including FPSOs. But with oil prices slowly inching up past the $60/bbl in recent weeks, how will this affect the future direction of the industry? This session will look at the current underpinnings that could affect the direction of oil markets in 2018 while determining the feasibility of a project at the current price level. It will also look at implications for the future of deep water projects and the FPSO industry.

Kjetil Solbraekke

Senior Vice President South America
Rystad Energy

10:00 am - 10:20 am Speed Networking

This focused, 20-minute activity will allow you to connect with other FPSO professionals in a brief, personal and structured format. Use this opportunity to make new contacts, exchange business cards and plan further conversations throughout the next 2 days of the FPSO Brazil Congress 2018 to maximise your networking opportunities, and have some fun while at it!

10:20 am - 10:50 am MORNING TEA & NETWORKING BREAK

10:50 am - 11:20 am Examining Brazil’s FPSO Future Requirements – View from Petrobras

Dimitrios Chalela Magalhães, Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management,Petrobras
  • Overview of Petrobras’ existing portfolio of FPSOs
  • Determining Petrobras’ requirements for FPSOs for the next 5 years
  • Understanding Petrobras’ contracting and procurement strategy for FPSOs in Brazil

Dimitrios Chalela Magalhães

Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management

11:20 am - 11:50 am Holistic View of FPSO Lifecycle – The Digital Transformation Approach

Leonardo Machado, Regional LATAM for Production Operations,Halliburton
During the last 20 years, there has been a paradigm shift with the development of digital technology that is changing the way we operate our physical assets. The Oil and Gas industry has commenced its own Digital Transformation, with the increasing use of emerging digital technologies, such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Big Data Analytics, to enhance the Exploration and Production lifecycle.
This session will focus on how digital solutions can be orchestrated to improve the service execution, increase equipment reliability while driving down costs. We'll look into possible applications of digital transformation initiatives through the following four key drivers:
-          Optimize maintenance by asset health awareness in real-time.
-          Shorten planned shutdown campaign by servicing only the necessary parts and optimizing the shutdown schedule.
-          Reduce Opex by automating process, reducing POB and delivering integrated services.
-          Avoid emergency shutdowns (increase uptime) by a predictive equipment analysis with forward-looking simulations. 

Leonardo Machado

Regional LATAM for Production Operations

  • Analysing the impact of Brazil’s onshore exploration & product revitalisation plan on FPSO opportunities
  • Understanding the limitations of Brazil’s local content requirement law and its impact on the country’s FPSO industry
  • Formulating strategies to operate effectively within the existing regulatory requirement
  • Attracting new talent to the FPSO market and retaining existing ones
  • Leveraging on digital solutions to improve productivity and cut operational costs

Jorge Mitidieri

Executive Vice-President
OCYAN (Formerly known as Odebrecht Oil & Gas)


Chris Brett

Teekay Offshore


João Augusto Azeredo

Executive Director
Brazilian Association of Naval Construction Companies and Offshore (ABENAV)


Rita Albuquerque Zanforlin

Senior Associate, Energy Group
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang


Luiz Henrique de Oliveira Bispo

Head of Local Content
Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Collaboration To Prevent Unforeseen Downtime And Maximise Uptime

Richard Bowcutt, Sales and Services Director,Heatric
This session explores how oil companies and FPSO contractors can get early alignment, ideally before contract award, to work together in a collaborative manner to achieve common objectives without impact to cost and schedule.
-           How Oil companies and FPSO contractors should set out their expectation in the contract
-           Explore best & worst practices on previous FPSO projects
-           Assess the advantages or impact of leaving the project phase at Operations Handover with a Strong or Toxic Relationship.
-           Evaluate if an “Integrated Team” approach can work in practice.
-           Discuss the importance of working together early to ensure a solid FEED phase

Richard Bowcutt

Sales and Services Director

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Topic 1: Analysing Impact of Brazil’s Onshore Exploration & Product Revitalisation Plan on FPSO Opportunities

Horacio Cuenca, Research Director, Upstream Latin America,Wood Mackenzie
  • Determining the factors that will continue to cement FPSOs as a key component of the Brazilian offshore industry
  • Analysing the developments of the Brazilian FPSO industry and the challenges ahead

Horacio Cuenca

Research Director, Upstream Latin America
Wood Mackenzie

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Topic 2: FPSO Financing – Exploring Innovative Ways To Finance FPSO Projects In The Current Market Conditions

Paulo Narcélio Simões Amaral, Former CEO,OGPar


Paulo Narcélio Simões Amaral

Former CEO

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Topic 3: Improving Working Relationship between Oil Companies & FPSO Contractors to Achieve Cost-Savings During Project Execution and Operations

Dimitrios Chalela Magalhães, Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management,Petrobras


Dimitrios Chalela Magalhães

Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Risk-Based Approaches to Hull Structural Inspection and Life Extension

Richard Nott, Head of Offshore & Global Projects,Lloyd's Register
Risk-based approaches to hull structural inspection and survey can provide considerable opportunities for cost-savings when compared to more traditional prescriptive, time-based, regimes. Lloyd’s Register have made changes to their Rules and Regulations for the Construction of Offshore Units allowing for the implementation of such schemes and published a Guidance Note describing an RBI methodology acceptable to LR Class. This presentation will give a brief introduction to hull RBI, describe where cost savings can be made and discuss the tools and software available to support owners and operators who wish to take this route to Class compliance.

Richard Nott

Head of Offshore & Global Projects
Lloyd's Register

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Local Content Clause in the Exploration and Production Contracts in Brazil

Luiz Henrique de Oliveira Bispo, Head of Local Content,Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis


Luiz Henrique de Oliveira Bispo

Head of Local Content
Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Increasing Efficiency Of FPSO Delivery And Operation Through Smart Project Execution Strategy Based On Standardization Principles

Guilherme Pinto, Engineering and Technology Manager,SBM Offshore

Guilherme Pinto

Engineering and Technology Manager
SBM Offshore

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Case-Study: Successful Delivery of FPSO Pioneiro de Libra Using an EPC Lump Sum Model

Daniel Figueiredo, Operations Manager/Deputy Director FPSO Pioneiro de Libra,TK Ocyan Clarice Romariz, Managing Director TK Ocyan FPSO,Ocyan
After an investment of more than USD1bn and 4,000 people over a period of two years, the FPSO Pioneiro de Libra left Singapore’s Jurong Shipyard in March 2017 for Brazil, where it will be the first FPSO to produce oil from the country’s Libra Block, one of the largest pre-salt oil reserves in the world. This session will discuss the key learning points that could be learnt from the entire EPC process, the main challenges the company faces during the entire project, and how it managed to innovate to solve some of these issues.

Daniel Figueiredo

Operations Manager/Deputy Director FPSO Pioneiro de Libra
TK Ocyan


Clarice Romariz

Managing Director TK Ocyan FPSO

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Closing Remarks by Chairperson

6:10 pm - 6:20 pm Start of Cocktail Reception by Teekay Offshore Production