During a joint panel with OTC Brasil, on the second day of conference, experts discussed opportunities for the offshore gas transportation segment in Brazil.

The increase in the number of fields operated by different companies motivated the debate, which highlighted the appropriate regulation for the new scenario of the transportation market. Kjetil Solbraekke, Rystad Energy’s vice-president for Latin-America, remembered that, in Brazil, gas is 5 times more expensive due to infrastructure, and added that he will “depend on the legislation to know who will benefit the most from the opportunities. Brazil has the chance to regulate correctly”.

For Subsea 7 marketing vice-president, Paulo Cesar Martins, Brazil must prepare for the market’s recovery. “We’re on the right track regarding regulation, but we need to improve it to meet the domestic demand of growing gas production in Brazil”, he said.

Youth Professional Program fills auditorium with debate about O&G workforce

On the second day of Rio Pipeline 2017, the Youth Professional Program, dedicated to promoting, attracting and integrating students to the oil and gas industry, filled the auditorium with college students and gathered Human Resources and industry experts to talk about the O&G workforce and market opportunities.

Organized by IBP’s Youth Committee, the first session had the participation of OTC’s Chairman, Wafik Beydoun, who reinforced the importance of skills beyond the technical area for professional success. “It’s very important to develop the side you’re not used to dealing with. Behavior and communication, for example, are not skills you learn at university, but are just as important”, he emphasized.

According to Alessandra Simões, headhunter and partner at Uphill, you must think strategically about your career. “The student needs to invest in himself while he’s in college, and features such as communicability and attitude have been very sought in candidates”, she said.

Cristiano Pereira, UFF’s student and Youth Committee member, was in the audience of the 2015 edition and came back this year as a speaker to tell how his perspective on the market changed after the experience. “I didn’t pass my first interview for being too shy. Today, after what I’ve learned at events like this, such as the importance of networking, my career took a different path and I’m here talking to young people who can change too”, he remembered.

Rio Pipeline 2017 is sponsored by Petrobras; Rosen; Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolívia-Brasil (TBG); Nova Transportadora do Sudeste (NTS); Mattos Filho Advogados; and Tory-Tech.

The event is held until Thursday, October 26, in Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro.