Brazilian onshore market discussed at Rio Oil and Gas

Rio de Janeiro, October 27, 2016 – The challenges for the onshore oil exploration market in Brazil, following the announcement of the Petrobrás Divestment Plan, was the focus of the Forum’s Onshore Forum’s “Regulatory and Legal Challenges” Onshore, held yesterday (October 26), at the Rio Oil & Gas fair in Rio de Janeiro. The objective was to deal with the prospects presented by this new scenario, especially from the initiative of the Brazilian state company to cede to private companies the rights to explore, develop and produce oil and natural gas from land-based fields, known as Topázio Project – sale by Petrobras from 95 fields on land and six exploratory land blocks in five states under the state’s divestment plan.

The panel was mediated by Humberto Rangel, Coordinator of the Petroleum, Natural Gas and Naval Council (CPGN) of the Federation of Industries of the State of Bahia (FIEB) and director of Institutional Relations of the Enseada Indústria Naval. At the opening of the discussion, Rangel said that the onshore market needs to be revitalized. “Today, the oil sector is in a moment of redefinition. Previously held issues are being debated and, with the current situation of Petrobras, we are meeting in this Forum to think about new actions. ” He also recalled that in Bahia, where he works for the FIEB Council, the subject has been worked to find solutions for a new scenario of onshore exploration in the country, especially for the Northeastern states.

The first to address the issue was the federal deputy, Beto Rosado (PP / RN). He detailed the draft Law 4663/2016, which creates a new regulatory framework for the current moment by which the sector passes. According to the parliamentarian, the PL establishes rules of legal protection for small industries focused on the segment. “The project allows advances in infrastructure, contractual logistics, environmental scenario, opening of credit for financing, storage, processing, transport and production, as well as purchase of raw material and acquisition of technology. The result is the generation of jobs and income, acceleration of the economy and royalties for states and municipalities, “says Rosado.

Following, José Gutman, director of the National Petroleum Agency (ANP), spoke about the agency’s role in relation to the onshore market and the new bidding rounds. He said the round scheduled for March 2017 should include this segment. “Today Brazil has 209 exploration blocks and 33 companies in operation within the” mature “onshore basins. There are also 286 fields under development or production that are operated by 23 companies. We have much to explore and enable growth for the onshore in the country. The ANP has been working towards this and the onshore round of next year will focus on the development of small and medium-sized companies working in the local market, “he clarifies.

At the end of the debate, Márcio Félix, Secretary of Oil and Gas of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), informed that the government is attentive to the sector and that there is a confluence, especially with the Northeastern states, for the onshore market to win space and grow allowing regional growth and development. The secretary has made himself available for further meetings to hear the sector’s proposals and direct them to the government. “We have to talk and listen to those involved in the onshore chain because this industry needs to move forward. It is necessary to identify measures that do not depend on changes of law, thinking about the solutions for the new local entrepreneurs. Brazil has to retake the onshore segment due to what has been disclosed by Petrobras. The brand that I want to leave legacy of the current government is the growth of the sector, “says Márcio.

Onshore Industry Opens Small Business Opportunities

Discussions at the Onshore Potiguar Forum conclude that the opening of the wells exploration market fosters business in the oil and gas production chain.

11/17/16 at 16:30 – By: Copywriting

Edja Lemos

Márcio Félix came to Rio Grande do Norte to attend the Onshore Potiguar Forum
Mossoró – The transfer of 104 mature land fields – 38 of them in Rio Grande do Norte – from Petrobras to the private sector represents a business opportunity for independent small and medium-sized oil companies and could heat up this sector. The concession of wells in an advanced stage of exploration was the main subject discussed at the Onshore Potiguar Forum, promoted by Sebrae in Rio Grande do Norte in partnership with Redepetro-RN and the Brazilian Association of Independent Oil and Gas Producers (ABPIP). Held at the beginning of the week in Mossoró, the event had the participation of 80 entrepreneurs connected to this segment.

It is estimated that in Brazil there are 49 independent producers, 20 of them linked to the ABPIP, who operate in this sector. These companies have already invested more than $ 2 billion in technology to exploit these fields. According to the executive secretary of the Brazilian Association of Independent Petroleum and Gas Producers (ABPIP), Anabal Santos Júnior, there is an immediate need to create the favorable conditions for small and medium-sized companies, aiming at the exploration of the terrestrial fields mature. “This would lead to the resumption of production of these wells and the return of employment and income generation from the oil sector,” says Anabal Santos, who participated in the forum.

The Secretary of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Renewable Fuels of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), Márcio Félix, also believes that this would be the exit. For Márcio Félix, who was in Mossoró to speak on the subject at the event, there is a need to value the onshore industry, since it is through this that the raw product, essential raw material for the production of the fuel and its commercialization, is extracted. for the final consumer as well as for the industry. The secretary believes that despite the current scenario of Petrobras, the state-owned company will rebound. “Regardless of the current situation, the industrial sector needs to be supplied every day and we can not fail to value the earth’s production.”


Forum debate oil and gas industry

Businessmen from the sector affirm that the exploitation in terrestrial fields can foment productive chain Alberto Coutinho l Gov-BA

The adequacy of the rules for the exploration of mature oil fields, characterized by being at an advanced stage of exploration or with low oil production, was one of the main points discussed on Friday, 25, at the 1st Bahia Onshore Forum in Federation of Industries of Bahia (Fieb). The Brazilian Association of Independent Oil and Gas Producers (ABPIP) and Redepetro-BA presented their demands to the secretary of Economic Development, MME, Márcio Félix, secretary of oil, natural gas and renewable fuels of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) Jorge Hereda, and the director of ANP, Waldir Barroso.

“We expect institutions in Bahia, government, Fieb, unions and companies to realize the importance that the state has to mobilize at the moment because I believe we are seeing the emergence of a new oil industry in the Northeast, which is the mature field industry with several companies operating, and this generates many opportunities. But there are issues that require an effort to make the opportunities feasible and they will not be feasible on their own, it is necessary an effort for the state to become competitive, “says Marcelo Magalhães, president of ABPIP.


As the first fruit of the forum, the MME will launch, on December 14, the program Revitalization of the exploration and production of land areas – Reate, which will monitor and control the evolution of policies focused on the onshore sector. The program has the support of Márcio Félix, Secretary of Oil, Natural Gas and Renewable Fuels of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, who was at the event to know the proposals of the sector.

Secretary Márcio Félix affirms that the federal government has launched a special look at the onshore issue, which coincidentally focuses on the Northeast region, and the importance of a new ordering in the activity for the generation of local employment and development of the regional economy. “I am here to understand the demands and do a collective construction work, listening to the various actors so that we can move into regulation, where necessary, to discuss and develop financing mechanisms in a way that makes it easier for entrepreneurs to act,” said Márcio Felix.

Secretary Jorge Hereda pointed out that the Bahia government is moving on several fronts. The scope of the Technical Environmental Guarantee Committee (CTGA), linked to the Secretariat of Economic Development, is being expanded and will support the Environment Secretariat in the oil and gas segment, speeding up environmental licensing in drilling wells and other necessities. In addition, alternatives for financing with the development banks are being discussed. “The possibility of these wells being exploited by small and medium-sized companies is of great importance to Bahia,” says Hereda.