Round Table Discussion


Thursday, 9th Nov 2017 Start Time: 15:00
End Time: 17:00



Marcelo Mafra

Head of Operational Safety and EnvironmentalNational Agency of Petroleum in Brazil

He has been working at ANP as a specialist in Oil & Gas regulation since 2006, having a short experience at the Downstream Division, performing inspections at Brazilian fuel retailers market. In 2008 he moved to the National Content Division, taking the position of Head of Local Content in 2011. In November of 2013 Marcelo accepted the invitation of ANP’s Board to be the Head of Operational Safety and Environment. Among other positions, Marcelo worked as Oil & Gas Project Coordinator at FIRJAN (Industry Federation of Rio de Janeiro State) and was a Development Engineer at the Materials Division of Petrobras.


Roland Wiefels

Environmental AnalystIBAMA - Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis

PhD in Geography at Sorbonne University – Paris (1999). M.Sc in Business Administration at COPPE – UFRJ (1975). B.Sc in Business Administration at UFRJ (1973). Scholarship from the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft for a one-year training in production and marketing of seafood in Germany (1976). 11 years experience as researcher in fisheries at Brazilian SUDEPE (Federal Fisheries Administration) in Rio de Janeiro (1977-1987); 3 years experience as FAO Chief Technical Advisor of a comprehensive fisheries project (CVI/86/006) in Cape Verde (1987 -1990); 6 years experience as fisheries expert at French COFREPECHE, subsidiary of IFREMER, in Paris, France (1990-1996); 20 years experience as Director General of the Intergovernmental Organization INFOPESCA, in Montevideo, Uruguay (1996-2015); 3 years experience as Environmental Analyst (specialized in marine environment) at IBAMA’s Environmental Licensing Unit in Rio de Janeiro (since 2015). These experiences include field activities in 55 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Arab Countries, the European Union and Eastern European Countries.


Vicente Carrasco

Sales Manager South AmericaKongsberg Maritime do Brasil Ltda.

Service engineer (s.a. sedni): Service assistance engineer on Simulators and Navigation System from Norcontrol Systems & Norcontrol Seacraft. Level measurement System from Scana Skarpenor.S ervice engineer (simrad spain sl): Customer Support on Fishery, Fishery Research, Simulation, Hydrographic and Yachting Equipment. Sales assistance for demonstrations, seminars, daily contact with local dealers. SUBSEA Sales manager (simrad spain sl ): Sales & marketing on Simulation, Hydrographic & Fishery Research Equipment and Subsea Portfolio in general. Actually, on sales for Subsea portfolio.


Arthur Ayres

Teacher and ScientistUniversity Federal Fluminense

Graduated in geology at UFRJ. MSc. at UFF (Brazil) and PhD at Uni-Kiel (Germany) in marine geology and geophysics with emphasis is underwater acoustics applied to engineering and environmental projects. Main research focus is on underwater geoacoustics and correlation of geophysical attributes with physical properties of the seafloor.


Ana Paula Brandao Pinto

DPI SSU BRA SERStatoil Brazil Oil & Gas

Master in Marine Science by Santa Úrsula University. Environmental Analyst Statoil Brasil. Ten years of experience on the implementation of Environmental Projects requested by IBAMA - Brazilian Environmental Agency, in the E&P industry. Participation on PEMCA Project (monitoring of calcareous algae from Peregrino Field, Campos Basin) in 2012 (Lander and ROV).


Mauricio da Rocha Fragoso


Oceanographer with a PhD in Computational Modeling in Environmental Engineering at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Has been working on regional ocean modelling, data assimilation and ocean measurements with gliders, Argo floats, drifters and remote sensing. He is one of the founders of Prooceano, an oceanographic technology company created in Rio de Janeiro in 2004, which provides services for Oil & Gas industry. Since 2012, became the General Manager, when Prooceano became part of the French international Group CLS. He is the Coordinator of Project Azul, the first Ocean Observing System established in Brazil, performed in collaboration with Federal University of Rio.


Leonardo Santi

Managing DirectorCSA Ciências Oceânicas - A Continental Shelf Associates Company

Marine Biologist, Master degree in Marine Science and PhD Biological Oceanography with 20 years of oceanographic and environmental science experience. Senior Scientist in CSA Continental Shelf Associates Inc. (CSA Ciências Oceânica Ltda.), developing projects, proposals, and project logistics. Party Chief onboard research cruises for 10 years, using knowledge in Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) requirements to conduct offshore projects and preparing vessels for port audits and client needs.


Gulbrand Wangen

Director MidStream, Africa, Brazil & IndiaNorwegian Energy Partners

Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in Petroleum and Renewable Energy, Strategy and Supply Chain Mangement. Market experience from Africa, Brazil and India. Strong professional with a Dr. Ing. focused in Energy Management and System Technology from NTNU, Trondheim. Norway

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