Call For Papers

OTC Brasil focus on the development of offshore and deepwater resources.

The Call for Papers is Now Open!

Deadline: Submission deadline is 8 March 2017.

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We invite you to submit a paper proposal presenting your technical and innovative solutions, advancements, and knowledge at OTC Brasil 2017.


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A proper review of your paper proposal requires that it contains adequate information on which to make a judgment. Review the Abstract Submission Guidelines to help you prepare a submission.



Paper proposal categories (listed below) are used to direct the paper proposals to the appropriate subject-matter experts for evaluation. Please indicate the category designation on the online form where indicated.


01-Geology, Reservoir & Exploration

Carbonate Reservoirs – Characterization, Modeling, and Fluid Interaction
Geophysical Methods
Reservoir characterization
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Exploration Potential of the Equatorial Atlantic
Exploration in Deep and Ultra Deepwaters
Unconventional Reservoirs

02-Drilling and Completion Challenges

Completion and Workover
Smart Completion for Deepwater Wells
Well Integrity Management
HP and HT
Deepwater Operation
Drilling and Completion Fluids for deepwater developments(Safety and Environmental considerations)
Emergency Response Protocol
Emergency Awareness & Procedures

03-Subsea Topside Facilities and Floating Production Systems

Subsea Trees, Controls, Manifold and Connections
Subsea Umbilicals, Risers, Flowlines, Rigids and Flexibiles
Inspection & Integrity Management
Subsea Intervention Technologies
Subsea Separation, boosting, water injection and power systems
Subsea Gas Compression on high GVF Fields/Wells
Heavy Oil processing
Performance of Sulfate Removal Units
CO2 Capture and Sequestration
Large Processing Capacity Units for the Pre-Salt Fields
Process Safety
Offshore structure, design, reliability and optimization
Mooring and Anchoring Systiems – New Developments FPSO Offloading Systems
Geothenical and Shallow Geology investigations

04-Artificial Lift, Flow Assurance & Operations

Artificial Lift Systems
Production Monitoring and Optimization
Multiphase Flow
Fluid Behavior and Modeling
Deepwater Interventions
Scaling Management & Mitigation
Cost effective Flow Assurance Solutions
Cost Effective Flow Assurance for Long Stepouts

05-General Field Development & Lessons Learned

Economics: Lifetime cost effective design, balancing CAPEX & OPEX and benchmarking
Complex Topsides and Long Term Cost Effective Solution
Portfolio analysis, business and macro-economic aspects
Alternate gas export mode – FLNG, LPG, GTL
CO2 Full cycle handling
Project Management
Integrated Operations
New Exploratory Frontiers – Equatorial Margin
Standardization, Simplification
Pre-salt Development
Concept selection

06-Mature Fields

Mature Offshore Field Optimization
Aging Fleet Management and Relocation of Production Units
Simulation Software / Tools to define best Solutions

07-Material Performance

Material Selection
Corrosion: design, analysis, measurements, monitoring and mitigation
Sour service, corrosion cracking, and/or hydrogen embrittlement
Carbon and Stainless Steels for Pipes and Casing

08-Logistics & Supply Chain

Infrastructure, logistics
Offshore logistics solutions for material and personnel transportation
Supply Chain
Win-win partnerships between Operators and Service Companies

9-Regulatory and Local Environment

Local content
Research and Development incentives
Universities partnership
Regulatory Regime, Shared Agreement and Concession

10-Emerging Technologies

Nanotechnology and offshore applications
Newer offshore applications from the worldwide industry
20ksi Emerging Technologies
Other Emerging Technologies
Renewable Energy

11-Advanced Technologies for Production Engineering

Advanced Computation
Big Data
Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence in Hydrocarbon Exploitation

12-Offshore Vessels & Platforms

Innovative design and concepts for offshore (production, drilling) units and support vessels (PLSV, HSV, PSV, Construction Vessels, Drilling Units)
Drilling Units
Offshore Construction Vessels (PLSV)
Light Construction Vessel (MPSV, MFSV)

13-Health, Safety & Environment

Development in environmental sensible areas
HSE aspects of decommissioning
Environmental monitoring capabilities