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We were at Feira Brasil Offshore 2017 – Find out what impacts the event will have on our lives from now on

Written by Paulo Nogueira
Published 24/06/2017 às 23:34
We were at Feira Brasil Offshore 2017 - Find out what the impact of the event will be on our lives from now on

More than business, the Brasil Offshore Fair 2017 was a symbol of hope for the recovery of the economy in the oil and gas industry

The 3rd largest oil and gas event in the world, the 2017 Brasil Offshore Fair, which started on the 20th and ended on the 23rd in Macaé-RJ, was more than special, not only for the business and exhibitions that took place at the event, but for what it can potentially represent in our lives, even for those who do not work or carry out activities directly linked to the sector. I, Paulo Nogueira (if you want to follow me on facebook) I was at the event, I talked to many businessmen, both from national and multinational companies, and I would like to pass on some technical information and others from my point of view in the next paragraphs. So read it carefully and if you can't do it now, save this link to read the article at a better time.

Before anything else, watch this little amateur interview I did with one of the front men at AGETRAB:

Multinationals at the event

Also watch this other video below showing the representatives of foreign companies at the event and what they think of Brazil for business in the Oil and Gas sector:

Brasil Offshore 2017 (InterTV report)

The video above clearly reinforces and illustrates the interest of multinationals in the offshore industry in Brazil. I talked to many foreigners and most of them revealed that the country's potential for the field is simply phenomenal and that the function of the fair is to promote this exchange between operators, service providers and suppliers.

Did you realize how important the command of the English language for the oil and gas sector? We cannot escape this, it is a reality that we have to start to consider. Consider having some kind of language initiation as soon as possible, as you saw in the video “which is practically a Tower of Babel”, everyone has English as a second language.

 Economy and job creation

In the second video below, see the statement by the Mayor of Macaé Aluízio about the impacts of the event on our lives:

Brazil offshore 2017 – Renaissance 
As you saw and heard in the mayor's statement at the opening of the event, measures are being taken and work is being done for the economic recovery not only of Macaé, but for all the cities that make up the Campos Basin. It turns out that there are already 40 years of exploration in this Basin, and now we are experiencing a “MATURE” moment for our deposits (downward production of hydrocarbons). The good news is that Petrobras will hire 4 more oil platforms and revitalize some oil fields, which, according to the state-owned company's projections, will produce until 2052.( Click here for more details) . The pre-salt auctions that will take place in September will also move the economy.

In the most optimistic projections by specialists in the sector, they say that the market will resume hiring in a scalable-upward manner with more regularity in 2018, which will benefit all professionals in all chains of the economy, be it commercial or industrial.

The importance of Macaé in the offshore world

Yes, the city of Macaé is still listed to receive investments from the oil and gas industry. As much as Porto do Açú has a much superior port logistics capacity, Macaé still has all the infrastructure and technological expertise of oil and gas companies allocated in the city.

In addition, there is a movement called Macaé Porto Já, which fights for the implementation of a port terminal in the city, in order to revitalize the economic potential of the city. As Gilson, one of Abespetro's representatives, says, “Macaé without a port is a body without a heart”. It is necessary for the city to begin to overcome all political and bureaucratic obstacles so that the city can grow exponentially again and live up to its title of National Petroleum Capital.


According to official data from the event, the fair had 154 companies, 17 of which are leaders in the oil and gas market. They are: Air Liquide, Alphatec, Baker Hughes, BW Offshore, Estaleiro Mauá, Forship, Huisman, NUCLEP, Petrobras UO-BC, Porto do Açu, Queiroz Galvão, Shell, Sotreq, Subsea7, TechnipFMC, Transpetro and Tridimensional.

An estimated amount of 142 million reais was accounted for in business at the event. Many suppliers of goods and services had the opportunity to learn how the large corporations in the sector work and took the opportunity to increase their portfolios of potential clients.

Compared to previous editions of the event, the 2017 fair had a smaller volume of visitors, obviously due to the crisis. As I said at the beginning of the article: “The 2017 Brasil Offshore Fair is more than business, it marks the hope of a people who yearn for practical results”.


Naturally we always hope for the best, but unfortunately due to the leftover political and economic crisis that plagues our country, we still have a good and long walk to the usual stability we are used to. Nowadays, professional training in this field is more a risk than an investment. This portal does not intend to promote false hopes, but look, what would be worse: being prepared for the market and having a 1% chance or not being prepared and having a 0% chance? I know that many aspire to enter this sector, but without preparation and knowledge, this task becomes more arduous than usual. Remembering that work is being done to revitalize the sector so let's go up Oilers!

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Paulo Nogueira

With a technical background, I worked in the offshore oil and gas market for a few years. Today, my team and I are dedicated to bringing information from the Brazilian energy sector and the world, always with credible and up-to-date sources.

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