By Kate Kunkel, Editor, Valve World Americas
Valve World Americas had the opportunity to interview Gustavo Omar Miguelez at the recent Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Gustavo is an advisor to the secretary of economic and technology development for the city of Macae in Brazil.
to the secretary of economic and technology
development for the city of Macae in Brazil.
Mr. Miguelez says, “We are also already starting agreements with Norway, France, and are starting now with Aberdeen. These are countries with a long history in the oil and gas industry, specifically deep sea exploration, and they have a lot to teach us, and to cooperate with these new processes. We also know that Canada invests a lot in research and innovation, and probably if we have the chance, we will also start a relationship with companies there.”
While the growth has been astounding over the last ten years, Gustavo sees nothing that can change that trend. He says, “We can see nothing but growth for the next five, maybe even twenty years. A lot of change and growth.”
We asked Mr. Miguelez what a valve manufacturer could do to get involved in the growth of Macae. He said that he would like to hear from valve manufacturers who have a good track record and a stated intention to share ideas and technology which will help the continued growth of the city and the region. There are many opportunities to tap into and take advantage of the exciting developments in Brazil’s oil and gas industry.