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OTC Brazil 2019 an event organized b IBP and OTC

  • 29 - 31 OCTOBER 2019
  • SulAmérica Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Call for Papers


Paper proposals submission is now closed.
Results will be announced by 15 April 2019. We hope the extended deadline gave you further opportunities to submit your papers. 

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.

Those who are selected will present their papers at the conference, 29–31 October 2019 at the SulAmérica Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro. And you can extend your influence through inclusion in the multi-society library, OnePetro®, and the proceedings. 

Take this opportunity to share your latest technical achievements, enhance your reputation as an E&P leader, and contribute to the advancement of the industry. 


A proper review of your paper proposal requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment.

Review the Abstract Submission Guidelines to help you prepare a submission.

Showcase your technical achievements and give back to the industry.


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.


Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir and Exploration

Carbonate Reservoirs – Characterization, Diagenesis, Modeling and Fluid Interaction
Geophysical Methods
Reservoir Characterization
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Reservoir Geomechanics
Exploration Potential of the Equatorial Atlantic
Exploration in Deep and Ultra Deepwaters
Unconventional Reservoirs
Brazilian Pre-Salt Reservoir Characterization and/or Monitoring Using Advanced Geophysical Technologies

Drilling and Completion Challenges

Completion and Workover
Smart completion for Deepwater Wells
Well Integrity Management
HP HT Drilling and Completions
Deepwater Operation
Drilling and Completion Fluids for Deepwater Developments - Safety and Environmental Considerations
Emergency Awareness, Procedures and Response
Reliable Downhole Chemical Injection

Offshore Platforms and Systems, and Topsides

Topside Innovative Processing and Design
Floating Production Systems (FPSOs, Semi-sub, TLP)
Drilling Units (MODUs, Drill Ships)
FLNG and Gas Monetization – Innovative Processing and Design
Advances in Mooring and Anchoring Technology
Offloading Systems
Low Cost Design and Construction of Facilities
Novel Design Approaches (thru Life Simulation, Digital Twins, Optimization)
System Reliability, Integrity Management and Life Extension
Offshore Water Management

Subsea Field Development and Tiebacks

Subsea Innovative Processing and Design
Subsea Trees, Controls, Manifold and Connections
Subsea Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines (Rigids and Flexibles)
Subsea Separation, Boosting, Water Injection and Power Systems|
Subsea Gas Compression on High GVF Fields/Wells
Long Distance Subsea Tie-Backs
Geothecnical and Shallow Geology Investigations
Subsea Intervention Technologies
Process Safety in Subsea Operation and Intervention
Ultradeep water construction and installation

Artificial Lift, Flow Assurance and Operations

Artificial Lift Systems
Production Monitoring and Optimization
Multiphase Flow
Fluid Behavior and Modeling
Scaling Management and Mitigation
Paraffin, Hydrate, and Asphaltene Plugging Intervention and Mitigation
Cost Effective Flow Assurance Solutions
Cost Effective Flow Assurance for Long Stepouts

General Field Development and 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
FLNG, LPG, GTL and Offshore Gas Monetization
CO2 Full Cycle Handling
Project Management
Integrated Operations
New Exploratory Frontiers – Equatorial Margin 
Standardization, Simplification
Pre-Salt Development
Concept Selection
Phased Development and Brownfield Planning and Execution
Knowledge and Data Management

Mature Fields

Mature Offshore Field Optimization
Aging Fleet Management and Relocation of Production Units
Simulation Software - Tools to Define Best Solutions
Field Life Extension for Mature Fields

New Technologies for Facilities Design and Operations

Digital Revolution and Big Data
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
Advanced Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Applications in Flow Assurance and Field Development
Applications in Analysis and Design
Through Life Simulation (Digital Twins, CFD)
Smart inspection (Robots, Drones)
Smart Operations (Real-time Monitoring, Virtual/Augmented Reality)

Materials Technology

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 and Composites
Steel Products - Processing, Properties and Applications
HPHT Materials Development

Logistics and Supply Chain

Infrastructure, Logistics
Offshore Logistics Solutions for Material and Personnel Transportation
Supply Chain
Win-Win Partnerships Between Operators and Service Companies

Regulatory and Local Environment

Local Content
Research and Development Incentives
Universities Partnership
Regulatory Regime, Shared Agreement and Concession

Emerging Technologies

Nanotechnology and Offshore Applications
Newer Offshore Applications from the Worldwide Industry
HPHT and 20K  Emerging Technologies
Alternative Energy Offshore
Other Emerging Technologies

Advanced Technologies for Production Engineering

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

Health, Safety and Environment

Development in Environmental Sensible Areas
Environmental Monitoring Capabilities
Safety in New Deepwater from Subsea to Topside Facilities


Regulatory Environment
Topsides Systems Cleaning and Flushing
Subsea Field Decommissioning/Comparative Assessments
Fixed Jacket Structure Decommissioning
Wells Plug and Abandonment
Wells Monitoring Post-Abandonment
New Decommissioning Technologies
HSE Aspects of Decommissioning (e.g., Protection of Marine Life, Coral, Benthic Habitats)

    E&P Professionals

    Conference Speakers

    Energy Journalists 

    Leading Exhibitors 

  • OTC Brasil 2017 generated great opportunities for the entire oil and gas value chain. 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 rounds.
    João Carlos De Luca I
    OTC Brasil 2017 General Chair
  • Exhibiting at OTC Brasil is very important for our business and positioning. I am positive about this year’s edition.
    Idarilho Nascimento I
  • OTC Brasil 2019 will promote an exciting opportunity to exchange ideas and technological knowledge through the encounter of the world’s largest deepwater experts. The event is also an excellent opportunity for executives from the world's largest offshore E&P companies both to network and foster new partnerships for years to come in Brazil.
    Marcos Assayag I
    OTC Brasil 2019 General Chair


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