The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing “PROCUREMENT SEMINAR: OIL AND GAS PROJECTS IN BRAZIL” for U.S. companies, to be held during the Offshore Technology Conference 2018. Featuring relevant managers from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.—Petrobras—the seminar will highlight upcoming and ongoing projects, best prospects for procurement opportunities, and supplier registration procedures. The U.S. Commercial Service will provide an outlook for the Brazilian market for prospective and current exporters of U.S. goods, services and technologies in this industry sector. 


This event offers a unique chance to learn directly from buyers and local experts about the largest South American market for oil & gas production and the services and products in demand, get answers to your questions, and build your network of relationships, all while you attend the largest oil & gas show in the Western Hemisphere. Register to attend today, so you don’t miss out on engaging during the scoping steps for projects, assessing ongoing needs, and establishing direct contacts with the decision makers who will steer projects through approval and to completion.

Attendees must submit pre-registration below by April 26. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in starts at 2:00 at the table outside the room. Space will be extremely limited, and more attendees are expected than can be accommodated. Once room capacity is reached, no entrance will be permitted, even if you are pre-registered to attend.

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | Time: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Doors open at 2:00)
OTC, Houston, TX, NRG Arena, Second Level, Room 1.

Cost: Complimentary for qualified U.S. companies.
: The NRG Arena is South of the NRG Center, on the other side of the outdoor exhibit area. Shuttles are available between buildings. All meeting rooms are on the 2nd floor. Click here for the NRG Arena floorplan.

If you represent a Brazilian government agency or company, please contact Mark Russell and Regina Cunha regarding your registration and attendance.

Questions: Contact or (504) 589-6547



2:00 pm

Registration Check-in & Networking


2:30 pm

Welcome, Introductions & Market Update

Mark Russell
Principal Commercial Officer

U.S. Commercial Service, Rio de Janeiro

2:35 pm

How the U.S. Commercial Service Can Work for You

Erin Walsh
Assistant Secretary

Global Markets

2:45 pm

Presentation by Petrobras – Part I
“Upcoming and Ongoing: Petrobras Projects & Best Prospects for Equipment/Services Procurement”

Felipe Garcez
Manager, Suppliers Base Management


3:15 pm

Presentation by Petrobras – Part II
“Doing business with Petrobras and the new 13303 Procurement Law”

Felipe Garcez
Manager, Suppliers Base Management


3:45 pm

Presentation by Baker/GE
“How to Succeed in Brazil’s Oil and Gas Sector: a U.S. Perspective”

Rodrigo Farias
Petrobras Account Director Baker
Hughes, a GE company

4:15 pm

Closing Remarks
“Why partner through the U.S. Commercial Service?”

John Henry Jackson
International Trade Specialist

U.S. Commercial Service, New Orleans

4:30 pm

End of Program


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