2018 CGEF Conference (BRAZIL)

Gain Unique Access to Brazil's Market Potential

Brazil is taking dramatic steps to revitalize its onshore and shallow-water petroleum industry, by making available a never-before-seen level of access to exploration areas. Concurrently, Petrobras’ onshore divestment program will virtually liquidate all Petrobras onshore properties and those remaining Petrobras fields will be aggressively developed.

Come hear details about these opportunities from E&P experts at  the Opportunity Session and learn about technologies and strategies to access these opportunities at the Learning Session.


  • Fundamentals of EOR
  • New recovery technologies for small fields
  • Strategies for mitigating onshore abandonment
  • Distance learning opportunities for experienced professionals
  • Overview of regulatory processes and legal issues in Brazil
  • Fundamentals of international petroleum laws and contracts
  • University of Calgary School of Public Policy group discussions


  • ANP Bid rounds, ANP permanent open areas and marginal fields acquisitions
  • Petrobras onshore portfolio divestment opportunities
  • Technology challenges for exploration and development
  • EOR potential of onshore fields
  • New recovery processes to revitalize existing fields
  • Opportunities for Brazilian/Canadian joint ventures
  • Strategies for tax mitigation and investment recovery


Network with the Brazilian delegation and attendees. $40.00 + GST and fees.


  • E&P and service companies looking to optimize their entry into a new market
  • Consulting companies and suppliers with expertise in EOR
  • Technology companies with equipment and methods for new recovery processes
  • Educators and government looking to supply knowledge workers to a growing market

Conference Program

7:30am – 8:15am Registration & Coffee
8:15am – 8:25am Opening Remarks:
Canadian Global Exploration Forum (CGEF)
8:25am – 8:30am Introduction: Dirceu Amorelli ‐ ANP Director

Learning Session

8:30 am – 8:50 am Brazilian Onshore Opportunities
José Freitas ‐ Onshore Areas Coordinator ‐ ANP
8:50 am – 9:10 am ANP Bid Process & Bidding Rounds
Heloisa Borges Esteves ‐ Licensing Rounds Superintendent ‐ ANP
9:10 am – 9:30 am Legal Framework and Concession Contracts
Mr. Evandro Caldas ‐ ANP
9:30 am – 9:50 am Networking Break
9:50 am – 10:10 am A Collaborative Airborne Exploration Project
Russ Duncan, President, Sky Hunter
10:10 am – 10:30 am Opportunities in the Offshore Brazil as the Pre-salt Ramps Up
Kevin Broger, President, Carina Energy
10:30 am – 10:50 am Abandonment Liabilities Relating to Petrobras Onshore Properties: Current Status and Issues in M&A Transactions
Alexandre Calmon, Partner, Mayer Brown
10:50 am – 11:10 am U of C ‐ Technology Mapping for Success
Braeden Larson, Extractive Resource Governance Program
11:10 am – 11:30 am U of C ‐ Public Engagement and Community Consultation
Deborah Archibald, Director ‐ Extractive Resource Governance Program
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Opportunities Session

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Brazil beyond the Pre-salt: Onshore Frontier Basins & the R2W
Frederico Miranda, Exploration Manager - ENEVA
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Brazilian Petroleum Report: Prospectivity and the New Open Acreage Process
Ronan Magalhaes, Geological Supervisor, ANP
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Doing Business in the Brazil Onshore Sector
Luis Rosas, Business Development Manager, EBS Drilling
2:45 pm – 3:05 pm Networking Break
3:05 pm – 3:25 pm SFD® – a Dynamic Approach to Hydrocarbon Prospecting
Jakub Brogowski, CFO, NXT Energy Solutions
3:25 pm – 3:40 pm Leveraging the Downstream Market to Access Upstream Opportunities
Marty Wittstrom, President, Oil & Gas Investments
3:40 pm – 4:20 pm Funding E&P Projects in Brazil
Gustavo Zumel, Director of Latin America Coverage, Drexel Hamilton
4:20 pm – 4:45 pm Summary Remarks
Dr. Lindeniro Alegre, IBP (Brazilian Institute of Oil & Gas)
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
Canadian Global Exploration Forum (CGEF)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Networking Reception

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