Welcome

Be part of OTC Brasil 2017.  The event attracts E&P leading operators, services companies, regulators, NOCs, and academia to explore the latest developments of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.

It is organized by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and the Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP). The conference is designed for energy professionals to exchange ideas to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.

 

OTC Brasil is sponsored and endorsed by the credibility of 15 engineering and scientific organizations, who work cooperatively to develop the technical program.

 

CALENDAR

24–26 October,

Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro,

Brazil

 

 

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS

Focused on deepwater developments, 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.

 

OTC Brasil offers the opportunity for collaboration and knowledge transfer which are essential to meet the expectations of providing affordable energy for generations to come. Find more.

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!

Conference

About OTC Brasil

OTC Brasil is organized by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP).

 

About 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.

 

*OTC is sponsored by 13 nonprofit organizations in the energy industry, who work cooperatively to develop the technical program.

 

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 240 associated companies and professionals and its 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´s also responsible for standardization, certification of inspection services and technical publications.

 

Exhibitors

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.

In the OTC Brasil exhibition hall, your company can showcase its products and services, and you can network with valued clients and make new business contacts.

Reasons to exhibit!

  • Exchange ideas and expertise with industry innovators and be a part of their dialogue
  • Gain competitive intelligence
  • Launch new products or services
  • Stay current with industry trends
  • Establish and maintain a regional and global market presence
  • Build awareness for your company’s technologies and services
  • Build and maintain meaningful business relationships
  • Source new suppliers

Reserve Your Exhibit Space Today!

 

For complete details, contact Adriene C. Kfuri at otcbrasil@ibp.org.br or download the exhibitors service manual .

 

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. Learn more.

Download the Exhibitors Prospectus

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About Rio

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.

 

Safety

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 a lost or stolen room key, notify hotel management as soon as possible.

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

 

CURRENCY

The Brazilian currency is the Real (R$); there are 100 centavos in one Real. Coins issued by the government are either bronze-colored for 1 centavo, silver for 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavos and a nickel and bronze coin for R$ 1,00. R$ 2, R$ 5, R$ 10, R$ 20, R$ 50, R$ 100 are the denominations of the notes. The value of the real against the US dollar varies according to the daily rate. Banks and exchange bureau charge a commission on exchange transaction, which the visitor should check beforehand.As elsewhere, the rates of exchange for cash and travelers’ check are marginally different, and coins are not exchangeable. Money changers are obliged by law to display net rates of exchange. Receipt notes must be issued by law; it is advisable to keep these until after departure.Visa card holders may withdraw cash from the Banco do Brasil and Banco Itaú. Card holders with a PIN number may obtain cash from the 24 hours machines; those without will have to await verification, available from 10 am to 4 pm.Rio de Janeiro International Airport Exchange Department (“Seção de Câmbio”) 3rd floor.Tel.: (+55 21) 3398.3652Hours for exchange: For U$ and Euros from 8 am to 10 pm, daily; for another money exchange: Monday to Fridays, from 10 am to 6 pm.

Shopping:

Shopping – Credit Card and Check

American Express, VISA, Diner’s Club and Master Card are accepted at the majority of shops, although is always a good idea to confirm this before buying. Occasionally a small discount is offered on cash sales. Personal Check drawn on overseas banks are not accepted.

 

Electricity:

The voltage is 110 volts in Rio de Janeiro, 60 cycles. In most hotels bathrooms there is a 220 volts outlet.

 

Telecommunications:

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. Most hotels provide guest room international Direct Dial (IDD) services; some hotels have in-room internet hook-up and fax machines. Other offers this service through their Concierge or Business Center.

 

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.

 

Restaurant Tipping:

When dining out, most establishments include a 10% service charge on the bill. However, it is customary to leave a little extra for good service.

 

General Hours of Business:

Office hours are usually from 9am to 6pm. Stores normally open at 9am and close at 7pm.

 

Awards

OTC Brasil recognizes individuals and companies that have made outstanding achievements to the offshore E&P industry.

 

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

The OTC Brasil Distinguished Achievement Awards, modeled after the prestigious Offshore Technology Conference’s (OTC) Distinguished Achievement Awards, will consider nominations for technological, humanitarian, environmental, and leadership contributions to the industry. If truly significant, the OTC Brasil Awards Committee will name an individual and an organization as a recipient of the OTC Brasil Distinguished Achievement Award.

All nominations must be submitted in English. The deadline for Nominations is 1 April 2017.

To submit a nomination, download the nomination form below:

Individual Award Form
Company Award Form

For details, visit the FAQ page or contact Jamie Zarda at jzarda@otcnet.org.

 

Spotlight on New Technology- A Recognition Program for OTC Brasil Exhibitors

OTC Brasil recognizes innovative technologies each year with the Spotlight on New Technology Award.

This awards program is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and showcases the latest and most advanced technologies that are leading the industry into the future.

See Previous Spotlight Winners (PDF)

 

Requirements

To be considered for the Spotlight on New Technology program, technology must meet four key criteria.

 

New and Innovative

The technology must have been offered to the marketplace in a ready-for-commercialization state less than two years prior to the application date. If previously advertised at OTC Brasil, it must not have been displayed for more than one conference. The technology must be original and groundbreaking, and must not infringe any known patents.

 

Proven.

The technology must be proven, either through full-scale application or successful prototype testing. For example, a proposed new type of equipment in the design stage would not be considered applicable to this program.

 

Broad Interest.

The technology must have broad interest and appeal for the industry. For example, a new type of valve would not be considered new technology or of broad interest if it were simply a replacement of a previous valve at lower cost. However, the new valve might be considered to have broad interest if it had the potential to change the way in which valves were used or impact the wider system that utilized the valve.

 

Significant Impact.

The technology must provide significant benefits beyond existing technologies. For example, an improvement in efficiency of an existing motor would not be considered new technology unless it had the potential to change the way in which the motor would be utilized in the industry.

 

Companies that are chosen for the program receive:

  • Acknowledgement in an OTC Brasil press release
  • Advanced recognition on the OTC Brasil website
  • Acknowledgement at an on-site awards event with press invited
  • Recognition in a special four-color, multi-page section of the OTC Brasil conference program
  • Designation on the exhibit floor with a customized Spotlight banner