SPE Brazil FPSO Symposium


  • First Day – May 24th, 2022
  • Second Day – May 25th, 2022

Technical Chair – Marcelo Ramis (Petrobras General Manager)

9:00 / 9:20 – Honorary Chair – Carlos Mastrangelo (Enauta's COO)

9:20 / 9:40 – Event Chair – Marcelo Batalha (Petrobras General Manager)

9:40 / 10:00 – Technical Chair – Leonardo Carneiro (Shell General Manager)

The contract model for FPSOs has continuously changed over the past years due to many factors. Some of the most important are the global Oil & Gas economy and the Operators’ drivers and experience.


Business models can vary from the Operators’ building and operating their own FPSO fleet to the opposite extreme with the pure lease, ie, contracting chartered companies to build and operate their fields. Among these contract models there are several different structure configurations that can be more suitable for each scenario. Considering the intense demand for FPSOs, there are plenty of opportunities for all models.


Learning from past experiences and listening from the actual stakeholders, responsible for the company’s strategies, we want to bring to this session the benefits and risks of each model, from the point of view of the Operators, Contractors and the chartered companies, and how this impact the Oil & Gas supply chain market.


Chairs: Carlos A. Pedroso (Enauta Petroleum Engineer) and David Aquino (Hilti International Business Developer)



10:00 / 10:15 – Rafael Torres (SBM Business Development Director) – "FPSO Business Models – Building & Operating Alternatives"
10:15 / 10:30 – Thiago Baraldi (Petrobras General Manager) – "Petrobras View of the different Contract Models"
10:30 / 10:45 – Felipe Baldissera (MODEC Commercial & Contracts Manager) – "Enhancing Engineering Design of Deepwater Projects"
10:45 / 11:00 – Osmond Coelho (PPSA Contract Director) – "FPSO Contracting models and its impacts on Brazilian Production Sharing Contracts"
11:00 / 11:15 – Tanguy Cosmao (EQUINOR Project Director Carcara) – "Bacalhau: An innovative and collaborative approach of field development through contractor experience."
11:15 / 12:00 – Debates

“The Scan / Automation / Remote monitoring Session is intended to reunite themes that are vital to the digital transformation of Oil and Gas over the next years and create value for the industry and the society itself.


Thus, this Technical Session is focused on digitalization initiatives that resulted in: actual improvement in the FPSO safety, operability, maintainability; and/or reduction of the plant downtime during operation or scheduled maintenance stoppage; and/or project, construction or commissioning time; and/or reduction of costs; and/or increase in technical quality of data/documents; and/or standardization of data for interfaces/architectures/applications; and/or boost of technical or business decision-making.


Technological solutions used may include (but are not limited to): IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), Digital Twin, AI (Artificial Intelligence), Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics, Big Data, 3D Printing, Remote Monitoring/Control, Mobility, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Digital Mockup, Integrated Digital Platforms.”


Chairs: Pedro da Fonseca Vieira (Petrobras Digital Engineering Data Management - Technical Manager) + Trevor Cusworth (Exxon Mobil Strategic Account Executive)


13:00 / 13:20 – Trevor Cusworth (Exxon Mobil Strategic Account Executive) – "New open approach for O&G Automation Architecture as an enabler for Digital Engineering solutions"
13:20 / 13:40 – Mario Massa (Petrobras Senior Adviser) – "Advanced Control for Offshore Production Platforms"
13:40 / 14:00 – Getulio Vianna (Halliburton Brazil Digital Solutions – Production And Completion) – "Challenges and experience of the digitalization for FPSO topside process and equipment – service provider point of view"
14:00 / 14:20 – Soichi Ide (MODEC VP) – "Digital transformation – Challenges and Opportunities"
14:20 / 15:00 – Debates

Operate a FPSO achieving the highest standards for safety, efficiency and reliability is a success key factor to any Oil and Gas enterprise. Through the years topsides are getting more complex, safety requirements more tight and a more competitive market demanding the highest performance possible makes this theme at the same time highly complex and challenging to the industry.


In today’s scenario we have at one end the efforts to realiably operate the FPSOs already on the fields, and at the other end, the necessity to move from a batlle between CAPEX and OPEX towards an integrated lifecycle optimization.


In this context, Lifecycle Optimization section is intended to capture opportunities, initiatives, lessons learned and best practices able to improve design and operational reliability of the FPSOs during it whole life cycle, helping it to achieve all the requirements needed like (but not limited to): operations best practices, downtime reduction, remote operations, standardization, training programs, brown fields operations, Pre-Salt challenges, production with high CO2, high GOR, topside designs, long term asset integrity reliability based maintenance, new approaches for top side maintenance, offloading technologies, offloading system maintenance, structural tanks inspections and the impact on operations.


Chair: Raphael Aires (Petrobras Asset Manager)


15:30 / 15:45 – Daniel Ferreira (Petrobras E&P Engineering Portfolio Manager) – "Enhancing Engineering Design of Deepwater Projects"
15:45 / 16:00 – Mauricio Bueno (Shell Production Excellence Manager) – "Improving Availability with application of the "Integrated Value Delivery (IVD)" approach"
16:00 / 16:15 – Robert Seah (CHEVRON Integrity Management Lead) – "Facility Monitoring and Optimization with Chevron's Facility and Operations Support Center"
16:15 / 16:30 – Fabiano Lobato (EQUINOR’s Reliability Community Menber) – "The Equinor’s safety barriers management for FPSO PRG"
16:30 / 16:45 – Arnout Roos (SBM Technical Manager) – "Making Lifecycle Optimization work: Implementing Operational Lessons Learned into the EPC scope of future projects."
16:45 / 17:30 – Debates

The offshore O&G activities in Brazil are facing challenging technological scenarios from an engineering perspective with continuously increasing complexity. Due to logistical issues, the usual approach for offshore installations in the Brazilian continental shelf is FPSO type platforms.

Traditional FPSO vessels have a long history of development, many of them based on the principle to adapt existing hulls and equipment to be suitable for the offshore environment. However, future FPSO generations are being developed in a much more dynamic context, where optimization, safety, and cost reductions are mandatory requirements.

The event proposed by SPE aims to promote the synergy between engineers, researchers, managers and professionals in general focused on technology application for FPSOs, including areas like new processing technologies, compact gas treatment, innovative mooring systems, FPSO dedicated hull design, autonomous inspection and monitoring techniques, decommissioning and all digital technologies that may be applied to ensure a safe, efficient and cost-effective FPSO life cycle.

Chairs: Marcel Melo (Petrobras Topside Engineering Technologies Manager) + Guilherme Pinto (SBM Technology Manager)


08:30 / 08:45 – Guilherme Pinto (SBM Technology Manager) – "The next generation of FPSOs"
08:45 / 09:00 – Maisa Pimenta Goulart (Petrobras General Manager of Surface Systems Engineering) – "Future Trends for Presalt Production"
09:00 / 09:15 – José Ferrari (Shell Technology Manager) – "Overview of Shell´s Deepwater R&D Program on FPSO Technology"
09:15 / 09:30 – Hercules Medeiros (TOTAL Operated Assets Coordinator) – "FPSO’s Challenges and Opportunities for Improving the Energy Efficiency"
09:30 / 09:45 – Tamara Garcia (Repsol) – "Technology trends of the O&G sector in a digital and decarbonized era"
09:45 / 10:30 – Debates

Among other quite essential themes addressed in SPE FPSOs Symposium 2020, a crucial part for technical debates and overall learning shall be the Integrity and Process Safety Technical Session. Brazilian O&G main basins are now under a very particular scenario in which different conditions may be faced in closer fields. Old units have been or shall still have to be decommissioned while others are still operating sometimes above their design limits, after retrofitting works for their life extension to support EOR new technologies.


However, at the same stage of the decommissioning and life extension processes in progress, Brazilian Pre-Salt also requires the design and installation of large new units, able to produce massive volumes of oil and gas, with a vast amount of associated contaminants. Therefore, all best practices in process safety, linked with the new technologies coming on board, must be quite properly engaged and followed, to ensure a safe and reliable operation for the next years ahead.


Thus, under such challenging environment, considering comprehensive rules and obvious concerns from the Regulators Agencies as well as the needs for immediate monetization of the reserves, Operators and Charter Companies must develop a very clear knowledge about what can be done and what shall be prevented regarding the mechanical integrity and the process safety aspects pointed to our offshore installations in Brazilian Waters.


So, be more than welcome to discuss with the main experts on such sensitive scope and feel free to share the outcomes of the session with your peers after March 2020.


Chairs: João Rodrigues (MAERSK Head of O&G Production) + Alan Queiroz (PETROBRAS E&P Maintenance Manager)



11:20 / 11:40 – Craig Lloyd (MODEC Lead Process Safety Engineer) – "Management of Major Accident Hazards using Dynamic Barriers - Development of a Safety Barrier Management System and decision logic for the real time health monitoring of Safety Critical Elements."
11:40 / 12:00 – Jose Baldassim (RZX Technology CEO) – "Cognitive Performance and Safety"
12:00 / 12:20 – Dario Derenzi (EQUINOR Improvements and Energy Efficiency Leader) – "Operation Planning Tool – Real case of how data and digital tools are supporting safety in offshore operations"
12:20 / 12:40 – Luciana Poli (PETROBRAS Technical Consultant Organizational Learning) – "Required Competences for Process Safety – What should our professionals know before starting up in the Offshore O&G Industry"
12:20 / 13:00 – Debates

14:00 / 14:15 – Leonardo Carneiro (Shell General Manager)
14:15 / 14:30 – Marcelo Ramis (Petrobras General Manager)
14:30 / 14:45 – Carlos Mastrangelo (Enauta's COO)
14:45 / 15:15 – Debates and Conclusions

Chairs and Speakers

  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 4
  • Session 5

Session Chair

Carlos A. Pedroso

Petroleum Engineer

Carlos Alberto Pedroso is a Chemical Engineer and aPetroleum Engineer since 1987. At that same year he joined Petrobras, where he occupied several technical and managerial positions. He worked as a completion engineer in onshore and offshore projects in Brazil and South and North America and Africa. He is a recognized sand control and stimulation specialist. In 2013 he joined Enauta where he is in charge of Completion and Well Testing activities.

Session Chair

David Aquino

International Business Developer

David Aquino is responsible for the Offshore Business Developing inside HILTI Company. HILTI is leader on solutions for the platform (production units) construction and maintenance for the last 20 years. He holds a BSc on Mechanical Production engineer from the Universidade Federal de Itajubá (UNIFEI), specialization on Production Techniques from the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and specialization on Petroleum Engineering from Universidade Estadual Norte Fluminense (UENF). He has actuated on the Oil & Gas industry for the last 13 years, from the upstream to the downstream, from the exploration and production to platform construction and maintenance.


FPSO Contracting Models, Drivers for Stakeholders and how the FPSO Contractors can add value to oil companies

Felipe Baldissera

Commercial & Contracts Manager

Felipe is responsible for the commercial, contracts and business development area of MODEC (Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Co.) in Brazil since 2015. The company is the market leader in floating oil production units, currently operating 11 vessels in Brazil (FPSO/ FSO), which process more than 25% of the total production of the country.He holds a BSc in Business Administration from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), and an MBA in Finance, Controller and Audit from FGV-RJ, both in Brazil. With extensive experience in the oil and gas market, besides MODEC has already worked in other companies in the sector including Petrobras.


Petrobras View of the
different Contract Models

Thiago Baraldi Ferreira

General Manager

Thiago Baraldi Ferreira is currently general manager for Strategic Sourcing and Suppliers Management at Petrobras. He joined the Company in 2007 and since 2010 he has held managerial roles in the areas of Subsea Systems and Procurement. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Uberlândia (MG) in 2006. He completed a specialization in Subsea Engineering from the Petrobras University in 2007. In 2014, he completed his MBA at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV ) and in 2018 completed the Advanced Management Program for Executives in the Oil and Gas Industry at the University of Arizona's Thunderbird School of Management, United States, among other courses in Brazil and abroad.


FPSO Contracting models and its impacts on Brazilian Production Sharing Contracts

Osmond Coelho

Contract Director

Osmond Coelho Junior has a degree in Civil Engineering at IME (1980), with a graduation course in Petroleum Engineering at Universidade Petrobras (1983), in Economic Engineering at UFRJ (1986) and in Marketing at ESPM-RJ (1988). He also has an MBA in Asset Management at FGV-RJ (2004) and in Advanced Management at COPPEAD (1998 and 2007). Osmond has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He started his career in Petrobras as a Drilling Engineer in the Campos Basin and, at the E&P head-office, he worked as Pre-Salt General Manager, Development Projects Executive Manager and as Production Units and Drilling Rigs Executive Manager. At Petrobras’ International Branch, he served as an Executive Manager for the North America, Africa and Eurasia, and at Gas & Power Osmond also worked as an Investment Executive Manager. In 2016, he returned to E&P as a General Manager in the Libra Development. Osmond left Petrobras in 2019 and was appointed Pré-Sal Petróleo’s Contract Management Officer.


Bacalhau: An innovative and collaborative approach of field development through contractor experience.

Tanguy Cosmao

Project Director Carcara

Tanguy Cosmao has been in the oil&gas industry for over 30 years. He started is career in Bouygues Offshore/Saipem where he held various management position including business development and country management senior position. He worked in various countries including Norway, Scotland, Turkey, South Korea, Angola and Saudi Arabia. He started in Equinor (former Statoil) in 2006. Until 2010 he was leading business activities for the North Africa region. From 2010 to 2015, he was based in Baku, Azerbaijan where he was first asset manager for a BP operated largest offshore field (ACG). Tanguy headed the HSE department for global projects and drilling and procurement division for two years. He is the project director of Bacalhau (former Carcara) field development since early 2017 heading a project group of around 120 people since early screening phases until final selection of the main contractors. Prior to his assignment in Rio.


FPSO Business Models – Building & Operating Alternatives

Rafael Torres

Business Development Director

Rafael is a versatile professional with over 27 years of experience, 17 of them working in the oil & energy industry with experiences in several management / leadership roles. He joined SBM Offshore in October 2008 as Project Engineer and along his career in SBM held other relevant positions in Projects such as Procurement Manager, Project Manager, Project Office Director and currently as Business Development Director, leading the strategy for the region, including ownership of key client accounts and new projects. During this period, his main achievements were delivery of five FPSO projects; PRA Calm Buoy modification; company rightsizing / restructuring and a successful FPSO tendering. He holds a bachelor in Electrical Engineering of Universidade Estácio de Sá with 2 MBAs: Business in O&G and Project Management with FGV and a Masters in Business Engineering (MBE) in Energy with PUC-Rio.

Session Chair

Pedro da Fonseca Vieira

Digital Engineering Data Management - Technical Manager

Pedro Vieira worked for PETROBRAS for 16 years in Automation and Instrumentation (A&I) area, as Project Manager of Basic and Executive Engineering Designs and as Technical Manager of A&I and Digital Engineering. Prior, was graduate professor in Telecommunications Engineerring in State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and other institutions. Now works with Project Automation initiatives in PETROBRAS Engineering team, including Engineering Data Management, Databases, Programming for Engineering and Digital Transformation. Pedro has a degree of Electronics Engineer from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a Master degree in AI applied to Electronics from the same institution.

Session Chair / Speaker

New open approach for O&G Automation Architecture as an enabler for Digital Engineering solutions

Trevor Cusworth

Exxon Mobil
Strategic Account Executive

Trevor Cusworth brings almost 40 years’ experience in business performance improvement in the automation and software across a large range of industries. He is currently the global account manager for one of Schneider’s largest accounts and also co-chair of the Open Process Automation Forum. Prior to these roles, Trevor was Vice President, Business Value Consulting for Invensys, where he was responsible for working with new and existing customers to design business solutions to improve their efficiency and profitability. Trevor has also managed the Invensys software business including SimSci and Esscor and was also responsible for all advanced services, customer support and training at the Foxboro Company. Prior to rejoining Invensys, Trevor was a Director at Deloitte Consulting in their strategy and operations practice for the process industry. Trevor was also CEO at Hagen & Co., a manufacturing strategy consultancy and spent 13 years at Aspen Technology (formerly Setpoint) and was responsible for advanced control and process optimization. Prior to AspenTech, Trevor worked in Canada for Esso Petroleum Canada at their Sarnia refinery where he was an application engineer Trevor has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds in the UK.


Challenges and experience of the digitalization for FPSO topside process and equipment – service provider point of view

Getulio Vianna

Brazil Digital Solutions – Production and Completion

Getulio Vianna is Halliburton FPSO technical consultant for the Digitalization projects. He holds a bachelor of mechanical engineering from Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil and a specialization of Maintenance Engineering and Green Belt from PUC-PR. More than 6 years of professional experience in maintenance engineering and FPSO production.


Advanced Control for Offshore Production Platforms

Mário Massa

Senior Adviser

Mario Cesar Massa de Campos is a Senior Adviser in optimization, control, asset monitoring and automation for PETROBRAS. He works at the Research and Development Center of Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETROBRAS). In this role he studies the development and implementation of new optimization, control, automation, and asset monitoring and diagnosis technologies in the upstream and downstream Oil&Gas sector. He has a PhD degree in chemical engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris, French, 1997, a M.Sc. in chemical engineering from COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, 1990, and a BS degree in electrical engineering from IME (Military Institute of Engineering), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1984.


Digital transformation – Challenges and Opportunities

Soichi Ide


Soichi Ide is MODEC group Chief Digital Officer and the Vice President of Operation in LATAM and Ghana. He holds a bachelor of mechanical  engineering from University of Tokyo and has 26 years professional experience.

Session Chair

Raphael Ayres

Asset Manager

Raphael Ayres is an asset manager in Petrobras´ Campos Basin Business Unit. Currently resposible for Barracuda and Caratinga fields with 2 FPSOs in operation. Naval Engineer with 17 year in the O&G industry, with huge experience in offshore instalations. Since the beginning of his career, has been working in all FPSO's lifecicle such as project, hull convertions in shipyards, integrity and topside inspections, maintenance and operations.


Enhancing Engineering Design of Deepwater Projects

Daniel Ferreira

E&P Engineering Portfolio Manager

Daniel has over 13 years of experience in the O&G industry. He started his carreer at Petrobras in the Gas & Power Dept., working in the development of a FLNG feed for pre-salt area and then moved to E&P Engineering Dept. In the past 10 years, he has been working in the design and implementation of new FPSOs and had the opportunity to participate of both Replicantes and Transfer of Rights (Cessão Onerosa) programs. Currently, he is responsible for the management of a portfolio of more than a hundred projects.


The Equinor’s safety barriers management for FPSO PRG

Fabiano Lobato

Reliability Community Member

Fabiano is the Equinor Brazil Technical Integrity manager since Oct 2018. He joined Equinor as Research & Technology manager in June 2013. Before Equinor, he has worked at EMBRAER, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, for 16 years. He has graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the Rio Grande do Sul Federal University - UFRGS. Master degree in Mechanical-Aeronautical engineering from ITA, a MBA in Company Management from FIA-USP and Master in Business Petroleum at COPPE-UFRJ.


Facility Monitoring and Optimization with Chevron's Facility and Operations Support Center

Robert Seah

Integrity Management Lead

Robert Seah is the Integrity Management Lead for the Subsea, Civil and Marine Engineering Unit of Chevron Energy Technology Company (ETC) coordinating the integrity management efforts for the Unit, spanning from wellhead to beach. In addition to supporting enterprise governance on integrity management, the integrity team also develops novel and safer technologies related to the condition assessment of offshore assets. He is also the program manager for Chevron's Deepwater Support Center which was established to manage and support the digital analytical workflows focused on the long term integrity of Chevron's offshore assets. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and has been with Chevron for the past 12 years.


Improving Availability with application of the "Integrated Value Delivery (IVD)" approach

Mauricio Bueno

Production Excellence Manager

Mauricio has over 32 years experience in Maintenance & Reliability and Engineering Services. Holding a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering and MBA Business Management graduations, he had the opportunity to develop firsthand competencies and International Consultancy experience in several industry segments, such as: Oil & Gas, Chemical & Petrochemical, Pulp & Paper and Mining. Mauricio Joined Shell Brasil in 2002 and moved to Netherlands 6 years later to become the Turnaround Manager to all Shell ONEgas platforms in UK and NL sectors of southern North Sea, followed by the Turnaround Regional Leadership to the E&P European and African operations. Back to Brazil early 2017, Mauricio Managed the Topsides Team, supporting Shell Brasil Operations and is currently working as Operational Excellence manager for operated and non-operated ventures.


Making Lifecycle Optimization work: Implementing Operational Lessons Learned into the EPC scope of future projects.

Arnout Roos

Technical Manager

Arnout Roos is currently the Technical Manager of the SBM Offshore fleet of FPSO’s in Brazil, ensuring the asset integrity and reliable operations of the 7 assets. Before arriving in Brazil 1 year ago he spend 8 years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, working for other SBM assets as well for an equipment technology company. Arnout is a Dutch citizen and started his career in the onshore petrochemical industry after graduating as a chemical engineer. Outside work he is busy studying Portuguese and exploring the beautiful Brazilian country and culture with his family.

Session Chair

Marcel Melo

Topside Engineering Technologies Manager

“Graduated in Chemical Engineering (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - 1999), Doctor in Science (2002) and Post-Doctorate (2012) in Chemical Engineering from COPPE.
At PETROBRAS started in 2002, working as a Processing Engineer and after as a Consultant at the Research Center. Furthermore, led teams for 10 years deploying technologies and providing technological services for upstream, midstream and downstream. Currently, leads the Topside Engineering Technologies team, in the General Management of Research, Development and Innovation at Upstream and Production Development at Cenpes”.

Session Chair / Speaker

The next generation of FPSOs

Guilherme Pinto

Technology Manager

Background in Electrical Engineering, joined SBM in 2012 as engineering department manager of the company's Brazil Regional Centre and was responsible for the strategic growth and structure of the local engineering staff. In 2018 Guilherme was appointed SBM Brazil Technology Manager.


Future Trends for Presalt Production

Maisa Pimenta Goulart

General Manager of Surface Systems Engineering

Background in Naval Engineering , MSc in hidrodynamics, in Petrobras since 2003 working in diferent areas since operational units, asset management and production development projects.


Overview of Shell´s Deepwater R&D Program on FPSO Technology

José Ferrari

Technology Manager

José started his career with Petrobras where he held several technical and managerial positions across the organization. He joined BG Group in 2011 to manage the marine-related projects in BG technology portfolio. He started working for Shell following BG acquisition by the Anglo-Dutch oil company in 2016. He is currently technology manager for Shell´s Deepwater R&D in Rio. He has over 30 years of experience in Upstream Engineering and Naval Architecture areas covering merchant ships and offshore platforms. Jose holds a BSc. in Naval Architecture (1984) and a PhD degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College (1998). He also joined UC Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow in 2005/06 and was a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo in 2011. He has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and magazines, and has been invited to organise and chair technical sessions of national and international conferences over the past years.


FPSO’s Challenges and Opportunities for Improving the Energy Efficiency

Hercules Medeiros

Operated Assets Coordinator

Background in Mechanical Engineering, 25 year of experience and 15 year in O&G business. Joined TOTAL in 2017 as part of Field Operations Department. Responsible to coordinate LAPA Field site activities and managing FPSO Charter & Lease Contracts.


Technology trends of the O&G sector in a digital and decarbonized era

Tamara Garcia


Támara García has 18 years of experience in project management, Research and Development of new technologies and strategic alliances. She has been focusing on research for the energy sector within the Repsol group, for the past 16 years. From 2013 to 2017, she managed the portfolio of E&P and Natural Gas technology projects at Repsol Tech Lab in Madrid. She is currently the Research and Development manager at Repsol Sinopec Brasil, a company that over the past 4 years has invested more than R$ 150 million in R&D projects.

Session Chair

João Carlos Alves Rodrigues

Head of Oil & Gas Production

Over than 20 years in O&G Industry, across different senior positions in Country and abroad, since MAERSK FPSOs and SBM OFFSHORE as Regulatory Manager and Technology Director, up to his current Head of O&G Production in MAERSK TRAINING. Joao is engaged on process and operational safety enhancement through new training methodologies, applying production process simulation and human behavior learning. Electrical Electronics Engineer by UGF, with graduates in Safety Engineering in UCP and Law of State and Regulation in FGV; MBAs in Planning Engineering in COPPE and Economics Engineering in UFF. SPE member from 2011 onwards, Joao is the HSE Officer in Brazil Section since 2012, having raised the 1st Offshore Operational Safety Seminar in 2017, with the 2nd edition to be carried out in May 2020.

Session Chair

Alan Romulo Silva Queiroz

E&P Maintenance Manager

Over than 10 years in O&G Industry, across different positions in Petrobras, since maintenance engineering and process safety manager in Santos Basin unit, up to his current Maintenance Manager for E&P. Alan is engaged on maintenance and reliability for E&P installations, applying asset management concepts in order to increase safety and effectiveness for operations. Electrical Engineer by Unisanta, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering by Universidade de São Paulo (USP). He is certified as CMRP (Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional) and CAMA (Certified Asset Management Assessor). He has experience in electrical installations, onshore and offshore industrial maintenance and process safety, and has published dozens of articles mainly related to electrical installations maintenance, reliability and safety.


Management of Major Accident Hazards using Dynamic Barriers - Development of a Safety Barrier Management System and decision logic for the real time health monitoring of Safety Critical Elements.

Craig Lloyd

Lead Process Safety Engineer

Craig is an experienced Process Safety Engineer involved in a variety of international Oil and Gas engineering projects and operating facilities for both Client and EPC during the last 25 years. As the Lead Process Safety Engineer in MODEC de Brazil, Craig's primary responsibility is in the Management of Major Accident Hazards and prevention of a Major Accident Event (multiple fatalities &/or major environmental damage) on MODEC FPSO/ FSO facilities operating in Brazil. Craig is fully conversant with current legislations, industry codes & standards, best practices and latest developments in Process Safety. Craig is originally from Scotland and has a Masters Degree (MSc) in Safety and Risk Management and is a certified Functional Safety Professional (TÜV SÜD). This will be Craig's first attendance and participation in the Society of Petroleum Engineers Symposium.


Cognitive Performance and Safety

Jose Francisco Baldassim

RZX Tecnologia

José Francisco Baldassim, co-founder of RZX Tecnologia, is a Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in process and performance optimization, he was responsible for the development of XPD Xtreme Performance Drilling, which consists of an automated method and system for real-time guidance and feedback of oilfield performance. The XPD system designed using neurosciences techniques and was responsible for an improvement of 22% in the performance of drilling platforms in Brazil, reducing the stress suffered by operators and minimizing the occurrence of human error. With the success of RZX and realizing that the same problem faced by professionals in the oil and gas industry is also a typical problem for healthcare professionals, he founded AIDE Health to develop specific solutions for healthcare.


Operation Planning Tool – Real case of how data and digital tools are supporting safety in offshore operations

Dario Derenzi Neto

Improvements and Energy Efficiency Leader

Dário Derenzi has more than 15 years of experience in the O&G industry. He is currently the Head of Improvements and Energy Efficiency at Equinor Brazil, managing the improvement portfolio that helps the local organization to achieve Equinor´s main corporate goals: to be Always Safe, High Value and Low Carbon. Part of his role in Brazil is to bring Equinor´s experiences from the Norwegian Continental Shelf to the Brazilian operations, and to share the best practices from Brazil to the broader Equinor. Before joining Equinor, he worked at a major consulting firm, supporting Oil & Gas and Chemical companies worldwide, living and working in the USA, Canada, Switzerland and China. Dário has a Mechanical Engineering degree from PUC-Rio, an Executive MBA from COPPEAD/UFRJ, and a Master degree in Global Energy from the University of Calgary, in Canada.


Required Competences for Process Safety – What should our professionals know before starting up in the Offshore O&G Industry

Luciana Poli

Technical Consultant Organizational Learning

Luciana Poli has more than 25 years of experience in the organizational learning area. She has been a Knowlegde Management Consultant at Petrobras for over 15 years, developing and applying strategies to improve organizational learning and safety culture in HSE. Luciana has large experience in Competence Management in Upstream. Luciana has a Business Administration degree from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, an Executive MBA from COPPEAD/UFRJ, a Master degree in Management from PUC-RJ, a Master degree in Psychopedagogy, an MBA in Human Resources and an MBA in Positive Psychology. She is also is a certified coach by International Coaching Institute and the happy mother of a 7 year old boy.