Special Report

Will Brazil blow its gas bonanza? Expert views plus regional analysis

Over 30 expert interviews, guest articles and features exploring the natural gas and LNG industry in Brazil and the Southern Cone region.

Will Brazil blow its gas bonanza? Expert views plus regional analysis is the latest in our series of quarterly special reports exploring key trends in the gas industry in Brazil and the Southern Cone.

This 40-page report contains over 30 interviews with senior figures in the region's gas industry, who have offered their perspectives in Q&A sessions, guest articles and features. The report was structured according to feedback gathered from a recent Natural Gas Daily research trip to Brazil.

Report highlights include:

  • Gas El Dorado?
    Brazil's highest gas official – Symone Christine de Santana Araújo – claims in an exclusive interview that pre-salt gas is no golden ticket.
  • Welcome to the jungle
    Russian giant Rosneft and local indie Parnaíba Gás Natural explain their strategy for drilling some of the world's toughest prospects.
  • Fresh thinking
    A guest article from Statkraft's new gas consultant in Brazil, who doubts that the country will be gas self-sufficient anytime soon.
  • Dragon versus Bear?
    A special section focusing on Chinese and Russian interest in Brazil.
  • Local colour
    Exclusive interviews, guest articles and comment from industry experts in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Montevideo and beyond.
  • Trusted views
    A forecast for Brazil and the Southern Cone from the Global Gas Analytics team, plus our traditional focus on LNG, data and analysis.

Table of contents

  • Supply & demand
    i) Pre-salt gas is not Brazil's golden ticket
    ii) Glimpse of 2020: fair supply, weak demand
    iii) Could Brazil be self-sufficient in gas?
    iv) Brazil – a land of untapped demand?
    v) Brazil's power pioneers will prop up LNG demand
    vi) Latin America regional outlook and forecast
  • Exploration & production
    i) Brazil crosses fingers on number 13
    ii) Uruguay plays it safe in bear market
    iii) Uruguay's bounty hunters
    iv) Postcard from Patagonia: keep on trucking
    v) Brazil's explorers can go it alone
  • LNG
    i) Floating technology key to regas build-out
    ii) Chile may turn the tables on Argentina
    iii) Is Argentina bouncing back?
    iv) Brazil will remain on the spot for now
  • Policy & regulation
    i) Brazil's policy priorities
    ii) Brazil may share pre-salt glory
    iii) Brazil: local discontent?
    iv) Argentina needs to stop meddling
    v) Argentina set to become more 'market-friendly'
    vi) Pre-salt will be Rio's economic engine
  • Companies & finance
    i) Is Petrobras back on the straight and narrow?
    ii) Petrobras's new plan is 'realistic'
  • Special investment section: Dragon vs Bear
  • Infrastructure

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