OTC Brasil 2017 demonstrated the optimism that oil and gas executives and professionals around the world have for the industry’s rebound: Read the final Press Release.

See photos from the event at #OTCBrasil, and read the latest news from our OTC Brasil show daily.


OTC Brasil 2017 organizers proudly thank the attendees, speakers, volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors who contributed to the success of the event. See you in #OTCBrasil 2019!


OTC Brasil 2017 generated great opportunities for the entire oil and gas value chain and has enshrined this moment of resumption. The conference was a stage for top executives of the world’s largest oil and gas companies to network and advance the development of new businesses and strategic partnerships that are bound to happen among the consortia participating in ANP’s bid roundsJoão Carlos De Luca, OTC Brasil General Chair.

The conference also presented lucrative offshore opportunities in the region and the benefits
from Brazil´s regulatory changes. Learn more.



( Credits: Riocentro 40th anniversary mural painted by #EduardoKobra )





About OTC Brasil

The conference features the participation of OTC chairman, Wafik Beydoun, Total Kuwait; General Chairman, João Carlos de Luca, Barra Energia-IBP; and other executives from Petrobras, BP, Chevron, Shell, SBM Offshore, OneSubsea, Schlumberger, Total, Stress Engineering, and more. Download the conference technical agenda.

Watch program committee members, Felipe Matoso, Petrobras, and Carlos Mastrangelo, SBM Offshore, to discover why OTC Brasil is the platform to stay at the forefront of innovation in Brazil.

Join Fernando Coelho, Brazil’s Minister of Mines and Energy; Pedro Parente, Petrobras CEO, and keynote speaker Lord John Browne at the opening plenary session.

24 October 2017, 0900–1030 | Main Auditorium | Riocenter Convention and Exhibition Center


Technical Highlights


With the theme, “Transforming Today to Power the Solutions of Tomorrow,” OTC Brasil includes 160+ high-quality papers, 26 technical sessions, 14 panels sessions, and three topical luncheons covering all aspects of offshore exploration and development.


Delegates can hear from worldwide E&P experts on a range of topics on exploration and reservoirs, flow assurance and operations, material performance, topside and subsea facilities, and more.


In addition to the excellent technical program, the conference offers timely discussions on Brazil’s major changes in its regulatory framework and the E&P investment opportunities in the country, including the upcoming licensing presalt rounds. Presented papers will be published to OnePetro®.

Special Sessions

  • Libra Development
  • Pre-Salt Development – 1 Billion bbl Cumulative Production: Concepts, Implementation, and First Results
  • Exploration and Development in Brazil: Opportunities, Challenges, and Perspective
  • E&P Strategies to Achieve Success in a Low Oil Prices Scenario

View complete technical program.


About OTC Brasil

OTC Brasil is organized by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP) and supported by the credibility of 15 engineering and scientific organizations, who work cooperatively to develop the technical program.

The event gathers E&P stakeholders to discover innovative solutions to the most pressing operational deepwater challenges and to accelerate your expertise in offshore exploration.

For the first time, OTC Brasil will be held alongside Rio Pipeline featuring a shared exhibition floor with ground-breaking tools and technologies all in one place.

Download 2017 Fact Sheet.


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The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

OTC is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia.

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 160 associated companies and 250 professionals and it´s 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, IBP also develops technical courses and is responsible for standardization, certification of inspection services and technical publications.



Be a part of OTC Brasil conference, the event where energy professionals meet to share ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. To learn more on fees and special conditions, click here.

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OTC Brasil brings together industry leaders and buyers to explore how technology, best practices, emerging trends, and proven methods are making waves in the evolving landscape of the industry.


Exhibiting at OTC Brasil is very important for our business and positioning. I am positive about this year’s edition.” − Idarilho Nascimento, Tenaris

Check the list of exhibitors.

Why Exhibit?

    • Gain valuable face time with E&P leaders from Brazil, the United States, China, France, Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, and the Netherlands among others
    • Gain competitive intelligence and experience ground-breaking technologies from Baker Hughes, Chevron, Baker Hughes a GE company, Total, Shell, and many other
    • Boost your brand recognition, gain new business leads, and increase your business development effectiveness
    • Position your company at the forefront of the offshore sector

Plus, your support benefits the E&P industry. Income from this event will be invested back into the organizations to support other educational programs.


Prime exhibit space is selling out!

View the floor plan and contact Dione Oliveira to design the package that increases your booth efficiency and exceeds your business goals.


New This Year!
As one of the 13 OTC sponsoring organizations, the Society of Petroleum Engineers offers access to the SPE Exhibitor Success and ROI Center, an on-demand knowledge resource to improve your company’s ROI and exhibiting performance.



Your Support Benefits the Industry
Income from this event will be invested back into the organizations to support other educational programs. When you exhibit, sponsor or advertise, you help provide even more opportunities for industry professionals to enhance their technical competence.







Save the date: 25 October 2017, 1200–1400 | Riocenter Convention and Exhibition Center

OTC Brasil recognizes individuals and companies that have made outstanding achievements to the offshore E&P industry. The Awards Luncheon recognizes the OTC Brasil Distinguished Achievement Award recipients and provides an excellent opportunity for industry leaders to network with colleagues from around the world.
Awards are presented by Pedro Parente, Petrobras CEO.



OTC Brasil will recognize Paulo Couto,TechnipFMC, for individual achievement and Shell BC-10 Life of Field Seismic Monitoring System for corporate achievement. Read more about their achievements. Read complete press release.


Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals

Paulo Couto
Paulo Couto, TechnipFMC, will be recognized with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals for his significant contributions to the technical development and management of subsea systems in Brazil and worldwide.

Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies


The Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions recognizes Shell BC-10 Life of Field Seismic Monitoring System for their success in developing the deepest full field installation of a LoFS system in the world. The project was successfully deployed under a fast-track schedule and continues to deliver relevant reservoir behavior data after four years of operation.

This outstanding project, also known as Parque das Conchas (BC-10), covers the entire reservoir and consists of 14 seismic cables, totaling 99 km, and 11km of backbone cable connecting back to a small hub. It reduces emissions and the environmental footprint, and represents a technology showcase aimed at delivering business value by safely maximizing reservoir recovery factors.

Youth Program

Students from all over the country will have a great opportunity to invest in a career in the oil and gas industry! The Youth Professional Program is held annually alongside national and international events of the market. Through debates with specialists in the oil and human resources areas, headhunters and youth professionals, the students will be able to interact with speakers, share experiences and collect valuable tips.



Mark Your Calendar

OTC Brasil allows the opportunity for businesses to tap into an emerging region that is vital to offshore development. Make plans to participate!


Press Registration 

Press registration is now closed.

For the members of the working press and press advisors who already submitted information, credentials are available starting October 24, 8am, at the Riocentro Convention Center – Pavilion 1.

If you are taking the official transportation, check out the Bus Routes to and from Riocentro during the event.

Learn more about the event and read the latest press releases

Download the conference technical agenda.

O&G activities in Rio de Janeiro


of proven reserves in Brazil


of O&G domestic production

1.6 billion

of R&D investiment


research and development institutions


One of the major economic and cultural hubs of South America, Rio de Janeiro is a cosmopolitan metropolis, known worldwide for its scenic beauty and its natural resources. The city receives more than 2 million international tourists each year. The official and most widely spoken language is Portuguese.
With its ample infrastructure of tourism services, Rio de Janeiro ranks among the top destinations in the world for cultural, commercial, technical, and scientific events. Its exuberant natural resources include 90km of beaches, the Tijuca National Park including the largest urban forest in the world, three state parks, and many beautiful lakes and lagoons.

Conference Venue

Riocentro Exhibition and Convention Center

Built in 1977, Riocentro is the largest exhibition center in Latin America.


Av. Salvador Allende, 6555 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22783-127, Brazil
Phone: +55 21 2441-9100

Where to stay

Save time and benefit from additional services when you book through OTC Brasil’s housing provider, Follow Up Tours.

For reservations, visit the website or contact Cristiane Cherulli at or by phone at +55 (21) 3005-2310 Extension: 642/643.

Bus Transfer Routes

The event organization will offer bus transfer routes – from 24 to 26 October, passing near the main hotels and going to Riocentro, back and forth.
Available to delegates, exhibitors and visitors of the exhibition, with specific schedule and points of embarking and disembarking.


Attendees are advised to ensure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Brazil. In addition to a valid passport, an entry visa and invitation letter may also be required. We strongly suggest that our international attendees and exhibitors obtain a business visa to make your entry into Brazil easier.


US attendees can visit (Houston office) or (DC office) or for complete entry requirements. Other international attendees can contact their local Brazilian Consulate.


Visa Invitation Letter
Designed to help participants to meet requirements in certain countries, official letters of invitation for entry visa may be supplied upon request. Please allow sufficient time for this procedure. Email us to request a letter.


Note that such letters do not commit the organizing committee to any kind of financial support, hosting arrangement, nor does it guarantee an entry visa issue. Please, be advised that the invitation letters will be issued by the Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP) after the participant registration. Therefore, you should fill out the registration form as early as possible in order to get your visa in time for the event.

Airport Information

Galeao International Airport (GIG) is the main airport in Rio de Janeiro. It is the largest entrance point for tourists visiting Brazil. There are two terminals, which can handle up to 15 million passengers a year. The airport is located 13 miles north of Rio de Janeiro.


Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) is the city’s second major airport behind the Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport. Located adjacent to the city’s downtown, the airport handles part of Rio de Janeiro’s short- to medium-haul domestic traffic.


Ground Transportation

Car Rentals
Reservations should be made at the point of origin. Should the visitor require a rented car for a day or two during his stay, the Concierge of the hotel will be able to make the necessary arrangements.
Subway System
Rio de Janeiro’s subway is safe, efficient and easy to use. Tickets are for one, two or ten rides.
Learn more.


Set the time when you arrive — Rio de Janeiro is 3 hours behind in Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT).

Brazil is connected to all appropriate international telephone and satellite communications system, providing trouble-free connections to virtually anywhere in the world.


Medical Services

Most hotels have immediate access to on-call 24-hour medical assistance. There are also many government and private hospitals with 24-hour emergency and out-patient departments.



One of the key components to the success of OTC Brasil is the safety of our delegates, exhibitors, and presenters. When traveling, as in any major city, take certain precautions. Always keep your valuables such as jewelry, airline tickets, money, and any important documents, out of sight and safely stored in a hotel safety deposit box.


In the event of an emergency at Riocentro, OTC Brasil staff and/or the convention center staff will provide conference delegates with any necessary information and instructions. An emergency procedures video is presented before each session with details for escape routes.


Emergency Phone Numbers



An International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is required by the Brazilian Government for travelers who have been in these countries within the last three months, or have come directly from these countries:
Angola, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Benin, Ecuador, French Guyana, Sierra Leone, Bolivia, Gabon, Liberia, Sudan, Burkina, Faso, Gambia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Cameroon, Ghana, Peru.


The certificate can be acquired at an official yellow fever vaccination center as designated by the state health departments in your city. The vaccine must be manufactured under approval of the World Health Organization.
The vaccination must be taken at least (10) ten days before travelling. Note this information may change. Please check before traveling.