On Tuesday (20), PetroRio participated in the Seminar on Competitiveness of Offshore Projects in Brazil 2019, promoted by the Brazilian Institute of Oil, Gas and Biofuels (IBP), in partnership with SPE Brazil Section. The company was represented by its Director of Operations, Francisco Francilmar, with the panel "Optimizing the results of mature fields in the Brazilian offshore". In his presentation, the executive addressed the main challenges on the way to improving competitiveness in the segment, which involve changing the mindset when understanding the different market niches (pre-salt, traditional offshore and onshore), the need for work in partnership between market agents to enable projects in mature fields, the need for viable technologies, resource optimization as a means of cost reduction, in addition, it showed the optimization carried out in the Polvo Field to revitalize and extend its useful life, focusing on cost reduction , redevelopment and operational focus. “The scenario in the Brazilian offshore is very broad and diverse, in the Campos Basin alone there are more than 40 mature fields with great potential and challenges to be faced. We need to know how to work together, understanding that all mature fields can still generate value for the country and for all those who are part of it ”, said Francilmar. The need for investment and how to maintain attractiveness and value in mature fields was also addressed. “We are an industry dependent on high and ostentatious capital, we need support from investors, which is why we need to generate competitiveness and attractiveness. The work of everyone in the sector must be extremely collaborative, involving operators, suppliers, regulatory agents and society itself, generating business and creating income. Together we can make the industry even more productive, ”he explained. The 2nd edition of the Seminar brought together leading experts from the sector to discuss the challenges and possible solutions that ensure or optimize the sector's competitiveness in the country's current situation.