LARC & OAB-RJ Event "Challenges & Opportunities in Brazilian Upstream Sector"

Latin America Chapter & OAB-RJ Event "Challenges & Opportunities in the Brazilian Upstream Sector"

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018

OAB-RJ | Avenida Marechal Camara, 150, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20020-080

Join AIPN's Latin America Regional Chapter and the Brazilian Bar Association for a full-day event covering "Challenges & Opportunities in the Brazilian Upstream Sector." The Brazilian upstream sector is becoming far more active and attractive with new bid rounds and Petrobras divestments, therefore this event will explore the new challenges and opportunities in this sector taking into account technical, financial and legal aspects. 


9:00 - 9:30 a.m.           Registration & Breakfast

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.           AIPN & OAB Introduction
9:45 - 11:00 a.m.         "The TCU Perspective: Controlling Petrobras´ Divestment Plans & ANP"
Moderator - Felipe Ferenzini, Trench Rossi e Watanabe 
Juliana Quintela, Petrobras 
Marina Cyrino, SVMFA

11:00 - 12:45 p.m.      "Upstream Business Opportunities & Challenges"
Moderator - Jorge Pedrosa, BRGC
Olavo Bentes, PPSA
Oswaldo Pedrosa, PUC
Humberto Quintas, BP
Antonio Guimaraes, IBP

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.        Lunch

2:00 - 3:20 p.m.          "Natural Gas & LNG: Legal Challenges and Opportunities"
Moderator - Daniel Szyfman, Machado Meyer
Renata Becker Isfer, MME
Gustavo Mano, GD Consultoria
Rafael Ribeiro, Gas Natural Acu 

3:20 - 4:30 p.m.          "RBL & Other Project Financing: Legal Challenges and Opportunities"
Moderator -  Giovani Loss, Mattos Filho
Rafael Baleroni, Cescon
Adriana Marques, Cypress

4:30 - 4:45 p.m.          Coffee Break

4:45 - 6:15 p.m.          "Mature Fields & Decommissioning: Legal Challenges and Opportunities "
Moderator - Bruno Belchior, Mayer Brown/Tauil Chequer
Eduardo G. Pereira, University of Oslo
Fabriccio Zaluski, Consultant 
Artur Watt Neto, AGU-ANP

6:30 p.m.                     Closure

Please note this event will be held in Portuguese with slides in English.

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration will be on a space-available basis, and is $20 for members, $30 for non-members, and $10 for students. For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Eduardo at

This event is co-hosted with: 

Special thanks to event-sponsors: