20 May - 22 May 2019
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Argus Rio Crude Conference

Join 200+ senior oil market professionals at the Latin America crude trading event of the year.

Now on its 6th year, the Argus Rio Crude Conference brings together global industry decision-makers from across the crude supply chain to network and get the most up-to-date information on price complexities, logistical constraints and commercial considerations for bringing Latin American supply to market, navigating volatility and capitalizing on the region’s growth opportunity.

Keynote speaker

Mark Quartermain
VP Global Crude Oil Trading and Supply, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited
Mark Quartermain is responsible for Shell’s global trading and supply activity for Crude. Between 2013 and the end of 2017 he had been responsible for the parallel trading and supply activities in Oil Products. Mark has worked for Shell since graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Exeter University in the 1983. The majority of his ca...
Mark Quartermain is responsible for Shell’s global trading and supply activity for Crude. Between 2013 and the end of 2017 he had been responsible for the parallel trading and supply activities in Oil Products. Mark has worked for Shell since graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Exeter University in the 1983. The majority of his career has been spent in various roles in crude oil and products trading, natural gas and powered trading, risk management, and manufacturing. He has an MBA and was also responsible for Downstream Strategy from 2011-2013 where he played a leading role in the development of the Powering the Downstream Engine initiative. Mark is married with three children and two granddaughters. His interests include sports, writing, amateur theatre, bungee jumping and solar eclipse ‘chasing’.

Get actionable insight on the most critical issues impacting Latin America, including:

  • Brazil’s role to fill lost volumes from Venezuela’s decline: Understand how much investment is flowing into Brazil’s upstream and whether the country’s services sector is ready to meet demand
  • Asian demand for Latin American crude: Gain perspectives from Asian buyers and their demand for Latin American barrels in the wake of potential geopolitical conflicts
  • Mexico’s new president and impact on the upstream: Explore AMLO’s strategy after his first 6 months in office and what that might mean for exporting Mexican crude
  • IMO marine fuel regulations impact: Discuss how the industry’s plans for compliance as January 2020 quickly approaches
  • Latin American logistics: Get clarity on the infrastructure available in the region to handle crude oil exports
  • Competition for Latin American barrels: Understand the market access for Canadian crude and what that means for Latin America’s oil
  • Case studies: Hear from companies operating in Latin America and get insight into the infrastructure dynamics to bring supply to market…and much more!

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