The Brasil Offshore show was a fantastic experience for our eight premier Louisiana oil and gas companies which participated. Many of the companies were there to learn more about the opportunities in Brazil and see firsthand the growth that the industry is undergoing presently. The objective of our trade delegation was to make stronger connections with Petrobras as well as local potential partner companies. Brasil Offshore fulfilled this objective and created a dynamic venue for our companies to discuss their strong capabilities and develop new relationships. The Know Before You Go seminar provided an opportunity to learn more about the challenges in establishing a presence in Brazil and hear from Petrobras procurement decision makers on process for prequalification and the need for finding a local partner. Given the strength of the oil and gas industry in Louisiana, growing opportunities and improving business climate in Brazil, the Brasil Offshore show was a perfect venue for our group.
James D. Lindley, Jr.
International Trade Specialist / Commercial Officer