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March 31st, 2015

GVF Oil & Gas Communications In Brazil...Warm Weather + Cutting Edge Dialog = Win Win

[SatNews] Against the backdrop of low, and fluctuating, oil prices and consequential impacts upon exploration and production (E&P) budget planning, the twenty-third event in the GVF-EMP Oil & Gas Communications series will be presented on April 7th, 2015 at the Windsor Plaza Hotel, Av. Princesa Isabel, 263, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. This is the fifth such gathering for the Brazilian oil & gas patch and will include delegations from Petrobras, Harris CapRock Communications, and RigNet headed by the company Chief Executive Officer, Mark Slaughter.

In association with sponsors Winegard, SES, Hughes, and Gilat Satellite Networks, GVF Oil & Gas Communications – The Rio Meeting 2015: Big Oil, Big Data – The Deep Water Ocean Expanse(www.uk-emp.co.uk/current-events/o-g-comms-rio-2015/), has attracted speakers of the following major satellite industry organizations.  (The representatives of which will additionally have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with oil and gas industry solutions users are listed in alphabetical order as of the above date):

  • Advantech Wireless
  • Arycom Communications
  • Baker Hughes
  • Eutelsat do Brasil
  • Gilat Satellite Networks
  • GlobalSat Group; Harris CapRock Communications
  • Hispamar
  • Hughes Telecomunicações do Brasil
  • Intelsat Brasil; Newtec America do Sul
  • RigNet
  • SES
  • Setex
  • Schlumberger Brasil
  • Star One
  • Telematics Business Consultants
  • Telesat Brasil
  • Tesacom
  • Trekking Solutions
  • UNISAT Engenharia de Telecomunicações
  • Westpro
  • Winegard

Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Program Development with GVF, and Cristovam Nascimento, CEO of UNISAT Engenharia de Telecomunicações, and the GVF Correspondent for Brazil, will co-chair the two-day event, which will feature a combination of presentations with Q&A, and interactive panel discussion sessions.

Mr Jarrold commented, “We are pleased this year to be able to include in the program speaking contributions from companies which have not participated in the Rio program before, as well as including new information and new communications solution orientated perspectives from a wide range of GVF Member organizations from the Latin American region and globally.”

Paul Stahl, Executive Director of EMP (Event Management Partners) added, “We are also pleased to welcome the continuing participation and support from Petrobras. Once again, the event will host a significant delegation from the company’s various divisions.”

Full program details for GVF Oil & Gas Communications—The Rio Meeting 2015: Big Oil, Big Data—The Deep Water Ocean Expanse will be continually updated through the event website, but at time of publication of this release, the program will include the following thematic and speaker highlights:

High Throughput Satellites and Oil & Gas 'Big Data'

  • Jurandir Pitsch, Vice President, Market Development, Latin America, SES
  • Flávio Pinto, Sales Manager, Brazil, Gilat Satellite Networks

Panel Session: High Throughput Satellites and Oil & Gas ‘Big Data’

  • Moderator: Bernardo Schneiderman, Executive Senior Consultant, Telematics Business  Consultants
  • Marcio Brasil, Sales Director, Intelsat Brasil
  • Henrique Westemberg, President, Westpro
  • Sergio Chaver, Business Director, South America, Hispamar
  • José Antonio Gonzalez, Manager of Special Projects & Products, Star One

M2M in Oil & Gas E&P: From the SCADA Data-Flow to the Video Application Environment of Brazil’s E&P and the ‘Internet of Things’

  • Raffael Malta, Special Projects Manager, Hughes Telecomunicações do Brasil
  •  Iñigo López, Regional Manager, Rio de Janeiro, Arycom Communications via Satellite

Compromise: The Art of Choosing Appropriate Antenna Technologies

  • Rory Eddings, Director, International Sales, Winegard

Bandwidth, Traffic & Coverage Optimization for Oil & Gas Maritime Services

  • Rodrigo da Silva, Sales Engineering Manager, Telesat Brasil

New Digital Infrastructure for Field Crew and Onshore Expert Collaboration in Deepwater Operations

  • Leonardo Toco, CIO, Schlumberger Brasil

Panel Session: Maintaining Oil & Gas Communications Continuity When Disaster Strikes

  • Moderator: Bernardo Schneiderman, Executive Senior Consultant, Telematics Business Consultants
  • Celina Morais, Field Communication Services Coordinator, Baker Hughes
  • Andre Fernandes, CEO, Trekking Solutions
  • Further Panellists to be announced

Oil & Gas IT Infrastructure: Communications Links, Networks & Cyber Security

  • Vladimir Pereira, Value Added Services Manager, Harris CapRock Communications

Crew Welfare for the New Generation Offshore Worker

  • Hector Maytorena, Group Vice President, Managed Services, RigNet

The Bandwidth, Traffic & Throughput Optimization Imperative for Oil & Gas E&P: The Physical Layer, Adaptive Coding & Modulation, WAN Optimization

  • Claudio N. Frugis, Sales Director, Brazil Region, Advantech Wireless
  • Ronaldo De Magalhaes Castro, Director, Setex

Advanced Oil & Gas ICT: High Demand Communications for Crew Welfare, Crew Safety, and Crew Training Applications

  • Bart Van Utterbeeck, General Manager, Newtec America do Sul

RF Interference: Prevention & Mitigation Strategies for Oil & Gas

  • Cristovam Nascimento, CEO, UNISAT Engenharia de Telecomunicações & GVF Correspondent for Brazil

Satellite Spectrum Defence for Oil & Gas: World Radiocommunications Conference 2015

  • Martin Jarrold, Chief, International program Development, GVF

Additional speaking and/or panel dialogue contributions will be made by:

  • Eloi Stivalletti, Sales & Marketing Director, Eutelsat do Brasil
  • Hugo Miguel, COO & CTO, Tesacom
  • Igor Falcão, Commercial Director, GlobalSat Group

For more information on the full program for GVF Oil & Gas Communications – The Rio Meeting 2015: Big Oil, Big Data – The Deep Water Ocean Expanse, please contact the Series organizers: martin.jarrold@gvf.org or paul.stahl@uk-emp.co.uk.