The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Houston 2022 event started last Monday, (05/02) and will run until next Thursday, (05/05), in Houston, USA, with representatives of the oil and gas industry . And, although companies from all over the world are present, the offshore production segment in Brazil will be a major highlight at the meeting. Thus, national companies intend to present new perspectives for the growth of the offshore industry in the country over the next few years.
OTC Houston 2022 started this Monday with the traditional cocktail reception organized by the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce (Bratecc), an event that takes place every year in parallel with the event. Thus, the meeting of companies from all over the world will be essential to develop debates around the oil and gas industry. Furthermore, they will also presented new alternatives and solutions to make this sector even more efficient.
The initial cocktail will have as special guests the director of development at Petrobras, João Rittershaussen; the Consul General of Brazil in Houston, Maria Izabel Vieira and the former US Ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman. This is the initial meeting for the Brazilian representatives to open the discussions on the investments that will be applied in the offshore sector of the country. In this way, the National Petroleum Agency (ANP) will be responsible for this presentation and for pointing out what the agency's regulatory priorities should be from now on within the oil and gas field.
On the OTC Houston 2022 exhibition panel, Brazil will also get a big highlight with new presentations for the offshore sector. With this, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) will organize the panel and will have 43 companies looking for new opportunities and international business. This is the ideal time to attract new entrepreneurs to the oil and gas industry in Brazil, with the main focus on the offshore production development market over the next few years.
The main focus of the event in relation to the offshore oil and gas production industry in Brazil is the search for new technological alternatives to make this exploration more efficient. Thus, the country will have a panel focused on advances in the technology of drills used during the development of the Brazilian pre-salt. In addition, there will also be a big discussion on the use of technology in the control and distribution of data and information for the best use of oil and gas reserves in Brazil.
Petrobras would not be left out of the OTC Houston 2022 and the executive strategy manager of the state-owned company, Eduardo Bordieri, will present on Tuesday “The Campos Basin case: unlocking value from mature offshore Brazilian assets”. With this, the company hopes to bring new investments to the Campos Basin and the company's projection is to raise production in the area to 900,000 barrels of oil per day by 2022, with a focus on attracting capital for the development of the initiative.
Finally, there will also be a discussion centered on the energy transition within the offshore oil and gas industry. In addition, the meeting will feature major industry representatives, such as the president of Shell Brasil, André Araújo, the director of the Energy Research Company (EPE), Heloísa Borges and the director of Business Development at Prumo, Mauro Andrade.