20 maio - 22 maio 2019
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. All conference delegates are encouraged to attend. Gather with the crude oil industry to celebrate women in Latin America's energy sector. 

 

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

  • 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 and breakfast
  • 09:00
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  • 10:30
  • Developing Brazil’s resources: What is the potential for developing Brazil’s resources and where is production going? How will Brazil’s relationships with Asian buyers develop in the wake of US-China trade tensions? What is the future role of Brazil to fill lost volumes from Venezuela’s decline? What impact will this have on global trade flows?
  • 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?
  • Global demand opportunities for Brazilian supply: What is the outlook for Brazil’s crude production in 2019 and how much will go to the US, China and India? What are the different blends that will be produced in Brazil and how are they priced against Castilla and Mars? What investment is Petrobras planning for infrastructure and operations to move Brazilian supply to market?

 

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

  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Networking break
  • 11:00
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  • 12:00
  • Session 2: Market movers impacting global trade flows
  • Opec vs. non-Opec production: What is the future of Venezuela in Opec and how might Brazil back-fill heavy crude demand? What are the greatest geopolitical risks and impact on global trade flows? 

  • US supply in the international market: US crude is flooding the market and impacting Latin America. How much light crude will the US export? What infrastructure is in place at the US Gulf coast and Louisiana Offshore Oil Port to support US crude supply in the international market? Will Chile and Uruguay become regular buyers?
  • 12:00
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 15:30
  • Session 3: Spotlight on Asia
  • China's demand: What is the appetite for Brazilian crude and how much is China importing? How do other regions compete with Brazilian supply in China's market?
  • Asian market dynamics: What grades of crude are being imported into Asia? How much will the US export and where do Latin American barrels fit in?

 

Speakers:

Aijun Cheng, President, KTO Energy
Additional speakers to be announced

  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Networking break
  • 16:00
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  • 17:00
  • Session 4: Refining investment and the rippling effect of IMO 2020
  • Refined products demand as 2020 nears: What are the trends shaping the high-sulphur fuels market over the next two years?
  • IMO specifications and the impact on refiner’s crude slate decisions: 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 economic for Latin America, process its own crude or import premium fuels?

  • 17:00
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  • 18:00
  • Reception
  • 07:30
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and breakfast
  • 09:00
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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 online to keep up with production?
  • Ship-to-ship transfers: What are the logistics and capability for moving crude to market?
  • Transportation economics for marine, pipeline, rail and truck: What are the storage options and where are the bottlenecks in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile? What are the alternatives to secure a better netback?

 

Speakers:
Felipe Dias, Shuttle Tanker Fleet Manager, Teekay
Victor Bomfim, Chief Executive Officer, Acu Petroleo

 

  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Networking break
  • 11:00
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  • 12:00
  • 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?
  • Canadian crude market dynamics: Record-breaking Canadian crude exports by rail and new pipelines destined for the US Gulf coast brings strong competition for Latin America. What will heavy crude demand look like at the US Gulf coast refining complex and where do Latin American barrels fit in?

Speakers:

Pedro Manrique, Business Development, Ecopetrol
Additional speakers to be announced

  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Closing keynote - Global demand for Latin American crude

What are the projections for Latin American crude exports and how will it be marketed globally? What is the competition with the US, Middle East and Russia? What are the opportunities for Latin America to take up market share and what will be the impact on global trade flows?

  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Conference concludes and farewell lunch