03 May - 05 May 2020
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Argus Rio Crude Conference

  • 13:00
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  • 20:00
  • Registration
  • 14:00
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  • 16:00
  • Argus workshop: The evolving role of crude benchmarks
  • Opportunities for Lula crude in the Asian market: Understand how Lula crude delivered into Shangdong China is assessed and what demand from Asian teapot refiners will look like in the year ahead

  • WTI Houston: Understand how Argus prices WTI Houston, the main hedge marker in US Gulf coast market, and how it impacts trading for Latin American grades


    *Complimentary for conference delegates

 

Speakers:

Tom Reed, Editor, Argus China Petroleum

Bruce Fulin, Vice President Business Development, Argus

  • 16:00
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  • 18:00

Enjoy a fun afternoon networking and tasting the finest coffees from Brazil! This event is organized by the Rio Women's Network. Gather with the crude oil industry to celebrate women in Latin America's energy sector. Complimentary for all conference delegates.

 

Organizing committee:
Giselle Coelho, Global Crude Oil Trading Manager, Petrobras
Marta Jara, President, ANCAP
Alison Saffery, Managing Director Supply and Trading, Empresa Nacional del Petroleo ENAP
Danielle Valois, Partner, Trench Rossi
Vanessa Viola, Senior Vice-President, Latin America, Argus

 

Committee Chair:
Lisa Rigdon, former BG Group and Shell, Committee Chair, Ambassador, Argus Rio Crude Conference

 

*To attend this networking event only, please contact us

  • 18:00
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  • 20:00
  • Welcome cocktail

Continue networking at the opening cocktail reception. Enjoy caipirinhas and canapés while gathering with the industry. Make your dinner plans during this must-attend cocktail. Meet the most senior decision makers before the conference starts. Don’t be left behind and miss out on your opportunity to participate. 

  • 07:30
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  • 09:00
  • Registration
  • 09:00
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  • 09:15
  • Chairperson's opening remarks and antitrust reminder
  • 09:15
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  • 10:30
  • Shell’s position in Brazil offshore and onshore: Brazil's oil production growth, US exports. How Shell’s Trading & Supply organisation fits in – Brazil and globally. IMO 2020 outlook. Digitalisation and the energy transition.
  • Brazil in transition: How will the new president’s strategy to open the most prolific basins to foreign investors impact Petrobras and the Brazilian economy? What is the forecast for next year’s production from IOCs? How much will they compete with Petrobras?

  • Future opportunities for Brazilian supply: What is the production outlook in the pre-salt discoveries? What investment is Petrobras making in infrastructure to support crude exports? Where does Petrobras see future growth?

Speakers:

Mark Quartermain, Vice President Global Crude Oil Trading and Supply, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited

Marcio Felix, Secretary of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels, Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy

Claudio Rogerio Linassi Mastella, Executive Manager, Petrobras

  • 10:30
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  • 11:15
  • Networking break
  • 11:15
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  • 12:15
  • Session 2: Geopolitics and the future of Opec production
  • Future of Venezuela: What is the future of Venezuela in Opec and what will be the impact on global trade flows? 

  • Ecuador rising: What is the production outlook in Ecuador? What will be the role of Ecuador to backfill heavy crude demand?

 

Speakers:
Patricia Garip, Contributing Latin American Editor, Argus
Xavier Rodriguez
, Hydrocarbons Consultant, Former Undersecretary of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Refined Products of the Hydrocarbons Ministry of Ecuador

  • 12:00
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 15:00
  • Session 3: Spotlight on China UNIPEC and KTO Energy
  • China’s demand: What is the appetite for Brazilian crude and imports into the country? How do their refinery systems work? What might that mean for Brazilian supply in the Chinese market?

  • US vs Latin American supply: What is the outlook for US crude into China and where do Latin American barrels fit in?

Speakers:

Fairy WangPei, Doctor of Economics, UNIPEC
Aijun Cheng
, President, KTO Energy

  • 15:00
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  • 15:45
  • Networking break
  • 15:45
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  • 17:00
  • Session 4: Refining investment and demand for Latin American crude
  • Motor fuels market: What is the outlook for motor fuels supply and demand and the future direction in Brazil’s market?

  • Outlook for refining investment and clean products demand: Will refiners reconfigure to process lighter crudes, or will we see more investment in high conversion refineries? Could we see any new refineries come online in South America? What will be more economical for Latin America, process its own crude or import premium fuels?

Speakers:

Milena Mansur, Market Intelligence Consultant, ABICOM
Gustavo Giron, Head of Sales and Trading Caribbean and Latin America, Castleton Commodities International

 

Moderator:

Marta Jara, President, ANCAP

  • 17:00
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  • 18:30
  • Reception
  • 07:30
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  • 09:00
  • Registration
  • 09:00
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  • 09:15
  • Chairperson's opening remarks and antitrust reminder
  • 09:15
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  • 10:30
  • Investing in storage capacity for Brazilian supply: How much investment is going into building out storage terminals? What is the current capacity? How much more needs to come on line to keep up with production?

  • Ship-to-ship transfers: What are the dynamics of the deepwater vessel market, and what is the availability of ships? How much are shipyard costs, and what are the compliance issues?

  • Managing risk in the export market: What are the trading and hedging strategies for exports and how can market participants manage risk?


Speakers:

Victor Bomfim, Chief Executive Officer, Acu Petroleo
Felipe Dias, Shuttle Tanker Fleet Manager, Teekay
Dib Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, JDC Energia

 

  • 10:30
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  • 11:15
  • Networking break
  • 11:15
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  • 12:15
  • Session 6: Regional supply competition
  • Argentina’s unconventional supply: How much investment is going into Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale play? What is the potential for developing its resources and how does it compare to US shale production? What are the technology advancements and logistics options for Argentinean shale to reach international markets?

  • Colombian production outlook: How much is Colombia producing and what is the quality of its crude supply? What are the logistics options and challenges for bringing Colombian supply to market?

Speakers:
Schreiner Parker, Vice President Latin America, Rystad Energy
Pedro Manrique
, Business Development, Ecopetrol

  • 12:15
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  • 12:30
  • Chairperson's closing remarks
  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Conference concludes and farewell lunch