Rio Oil & Gas brings together the energy industry, and expects 40,000 visitors | ROG.e 2024

Rio Oil & Gas brings together the energy industry, and expects 40,000 visitors


Nine countries confirmed their presence at the event, which will leave a legacy for the Rio de Janeiro capital with a new convention space

Rio de Janeiro will once again be the global center of the oil industry at the 20th edition of Rio Oil & Gas, which will go on from September 26 to 29, on Boulevard Olímpico, in the port region of the state capital. The expectation of the Brazilian Petroleum and Gas Institute (IBP), organizer of the event, is to receive about 40,000 participants, who will circulate through 51,000 m² of six warehouses, where the exhibition hall and the congress with the main executives and specialists of the sector worldwide will take place. More than 450 national and international exhibitors will be present.

In 2022, the event will be in person again, but with live transmission of the Congress and the sponsors’ studios. It’s the perfect opportunity for those who can’t be present to watch the content, being able to contact exhibitors and sponsors and network virtually. The in-person version will also feature exclusive spaces for networking and coworking meetings.

Another news of the edition is the legacy that Rio Oil & Gas will leave for the city of Rio de Janeiro. IBP has invested to reform “Armazém do Kobra”, known as “Mural Etnias”, by the artist Eduardo Kobra, and which, during the event, will be renamed “Armazém IBP”. There will be conference lectures and part of the expo. With this reform, the municipality gains a new space for large-scale events, which guarantees another source of employment and income generation for the local economy. In recent years, the warehouse was functioning only as a parking lot.

Moreover, nine countries have already confirmed their presence at the event and will set up pavilions at the exhibition – Angola, Germany, Argentina, Austria, Iran, Italy, United Kingdom, France and Norway. Iran and Angola will participate for the first time, and Austria will return after eight years. In addition, researchers from 20 countries will present technical papers – on Upstream, Midstream & Downstream, Natural Gas & Energy and Industry of the Future – during the event.

Large companies in the oil and gas industry will also debut among the exhibitor´s this year. This is the case of PETRONAS, from Malaysia; Karoon, from Australia; Trident Energy, a Brazilian company; and Acelen, a Brazilian company created by the Mubadala Capital fund.

“For 40 years, Rio Oil & Gas brings together experts and companies from Brazil and abroad in qualified debates about our industry, encouraging knowledge and generating business in the sector. This year, the event adds a legacy to the population of Rio de Janeiro, with the renovation of the ‘Armazém Kobra’, which is already a postcard of the city and will become a great one dedicated to the realization of great events”, says the executive corporative director of IBP, Fernanda Delgado.


Fernanda Delgado also emphasizes that Rio Oil & Gas reinforces the relevance of the industry in the country in the face of Brazil’s great potential, capable of generating positive externalities that radiate throughout the Brazilian economy, attracting foreign investments and enhancing business of the entire chain of industry suppliers. “The event will address the country’s relevance to energy security and the supply of oil and gas, essential to generate the necessary resources for governments and society to finance the energy transition and the decarbonization of their economies.”, says the executive.

The O&G sector accounts for about 15% of Brazil’s industrial GDP, and the country is considered the 9th largest oil producer in the world. For the exploration and production activity alone, IBP estimates US$ 183 billion in investments and US$ 622 billion of tax revenue in the accumulated period from 2022 to 2031, as well as an average generation of 445,000 jobs per year.

Among the topics that will be discussed at the event’s congress there are energy transition and security, investments in decarbonization technologies, new exploratory frontiers in Brazil and the expansion and consolidation of independent, medium-sized companies in the national market. The issue of oil and gas geopolitics will also be under discussion, as well as investments in Exploration & Production, Natural Gas and Downstream – in these two segments, highlighting the consolidation of the New Gas Market and the opening of the refining sector, respectively.

 The ESG (environment, society and governance) guidelines will also feature prominently at Rio Oil & Gas. In addition to the congress lectures, there will be spaces for thematic discussions in forums –ESG Arena, Arena of the Future, Young Summit, Academic Competitions and Onshore Forum.

Rio Oil & Gas is sponsored by Petrobras, Ambipar Response, Equinor, Shell, TotalEnergies, Vibra, Ipiranga, Raízen, BP, Bunker One, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Karoon Energy, Modec, Galp, PETRONAS, Repsol Sinopec, 3R Petroleum, Acelen, Siemens Energy, Trident Energy, Braskem, Enauta, Halliburton, MCDermoott, NTS, PECOM, PRIO, Salesforce, Saipem, Subsea 7, AET, Baker Hughes, DOW, Fluxys, Oracle, Perbras, Solvay, TAG, TBG, Techint, Vallourec, Wintershall Dea and WTW.