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 speakers

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’.
Marcio Felix
Secretary of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels, Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy
Graduated in Electronic Engineering from the University of Brasilia, Mastered in Petroleum Engineering from the University Petrobras and has MBA in Business Management, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Marcio Felix has 35 years of experience in the oil industry, working in the former Flopetrol Schlumberger (1981/1982) and, since 1983, at Petrobras, where he h...
Graduated in Electronic Engineering from the University of Brasilia, Mastered in Petroleum Engineering from the University Petrobras and has MBA in Business Management, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Marcio Felix has 35 years of experience in the oil industry, working in the former Flopetrol Schlumberger (1981/1982) and, since 1983, at Petrobras, where he held various management positions in the area of national and international exploration and production. He was Secretary of Development of the State of Espírito Santo and Secretary of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels of the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil for 3 years in both cases. In April 2018, he assumed the position of Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy and in January 2019 he returned to the post of Secretary of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels of the Ministry of Mines and Energy

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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