UPSTREAM | Rio Oil and Gas 2022

UPSTREAM

EXPLORATION

The recent recovery of Brent and WTI and the perception of growing demand for hydrocarbons have brought renewed momentum in the search for new deposits. In the Brazilian context, the new gas law and ANP bids motivate studies in new exploratory frontiers and even in unconventional resources; “reexploration” in mature areas can also enable new projects. The theme of Exploration of the upstream block therefore invites with interest proposals of synopses in the following subjects:


RESERVOIRS

Brazilian reservoirs in fields in production have already recovered accumulated volumes of more than 20 billion boe and still present important challenges to increase O&G production. Managing these fields, seeking to increase recovery factors and incorporating new reserves remains a major challenge. Asset revitalization projects, operations in new reservoir frontiers, advanced recovery technologies, digital and disruptive technologies will be encouraged in the discussions at Rio Oil & Gas 2022, being a fertile field for discussions on these themes and others, as described below:


PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMIC MODELS

Investments in the Upstream segment remain significant and the limited capital environment involves challenges in achieving better project profitability, in addition to the need for projects with lower greenhouse gas emissions. The appropriate project management plays a crucial role in the realization of opportunities, whether in the development of competitive concepts in the planning stage, or in diligent execution with effective specialized management. Topics of interest suggested for the Rio Oil & Gas 2022 event are:


WELLS

The pre-salt reservoirs on the Brazilian coast have provided important advances in well construction technology in ultra deep LDA environment, thick salt layer and in deposits that sometimes lead to difficult well control conditions. It is an area in which constant developments can bring significant gains, either in the drilling and completion phase (smart wells) and stimulation. But it is not only in the pre-salt that requires continuous progress: the feasibility of recovery increase projects in mature and heavy oil fields depends on cost reduction and application of new technologies. Rio Oil & Gas wants to help promote this discussion with articles on the topics of:


PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

The introduction of digital technologies in the processing of the immense mass of data acquired in real-time monitoring systems of wells and process plants brings a new perspective to the design and operation of production systems. Additionally, the search for the economic production of hydrocarbons in increasingly challenging scenarios and the need for constant cost reduction and compliance with HSE requirements, especially with regard to emissions, are needs of the current industry to ensure and increase the profitability of production development projects. In this challenging context and eager for innovative solutions, we seek good articles in the following themes:

Technical Committee

Upstream

Name
Luiz Otavio Schmall (coordinator)
Adalberto Rosa
Aline Assumpção
Andrea Achoa
Antônio Capeleiro
Antônio Lage
Bruno Eustáquio Moreira Lima
Carlos Alberto Pedroso
Carlos Bruhn
Carolina Marquet
Daniela PETTI
Eduarda Pina
Eliany Teran
Erlend Kolve
Fernanda Guilardi da Silva
Frances Abbots
Gisele Mangifeste
Ian Troth
Isabel Waclawek
Ivan Cruz
Leonardo Carneiro
Luciane de Oliveira
Lucio Prevatti
Marcello Augustus Ramos Roberto
Mauro Nunes
Olinto Gomes de Souza Junior
Osmond Coelho Jr.
Paulo Roberto Johann Schroeder
Pedro Alem
Rafael Camel Albagli
Sidney Cororatte, PMP
Victor de Souza Rios
Company
Petrobras
Petrobras
TotalEnergies
Equinor
PPSA
Independente
Petrobras
Enauta
Independente
TotalEnergies
TotalEnergies
TotalEnergies
Equinor
ExxonMobil Brasil
Petrobras
Shell
TotalEnergies
Equinor
TotalEnergies
Subsea7
Shell
Shell
Shell
Petrobras
Halliburton
Petrobras
PPSA
Petrobras
IBP
Petrobras
Baker Hughes
Petrobras

Theme
Check out the themes for this edition