Décio Oddone

Enauta S.A.

Chief Executive Officer

Décio Fabricio Oddone da Costa has been the Director-General of the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum (ANP) since 2016. He previously held roles at Petrobras and its subsidiaries in Brazil, Angola, Libya, Bolivia (of which he was the CEO), and Argentina (of which he was CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors). Indicated by Petrobras, he was the Vice President of Braskem. Mr. Oddone was also Chairman of the Board of Directors at Innova S.A. and Braskem-Idesa S.A.P.I, and Director of Oil and Gas Projects at Prumo Logística S.A. He was the President of the Bolivian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and the Argentine Chamber of the Oil Industry. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and has studied petroleum engineering at Petrobras. He has attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD. He has also been awarded an honorary PhD in education from Universidad de Aquino in Bolivia.

Sessions With Décio Oddone

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 07:30am - 08:00am (CST) / 03/mar/2021 01:30 pm - 03/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Can Latin America Achieve Its Gas Potential?

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Upstream Oil & Gas Gas & LNG

    Gas markets in South America’s Southern Cone are at an inflection point. Brazil’s pre-salt and Argentina’s Vaca Muerta have the potential to supply gas volumes that can outstrip demand. The prospect of an abundant low-cost natural gas supply creates opportunities to restructure the power mix and resuscitate the region’s industrial landscape. However, unlocking the full potential of pre-salt and Vaca Muerta gas will require improvements in regulations, market conditions, infrastructure, and colossal investments. What barriers need to be removed to realize this potential? What are the roles of the private sector, the NOCs, and governments? Could the risk of too much gas become a curse that undermines the development of the Southern Cone’s gas potential?