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IADC UBO/MPD Former Chairman Recognized with IADC Exemplary Service Award

During the IADC International Deepwater Drilling Conference on 19 March, Petrobras Technical Advisor Andre Alonso Fernandes, M.Sc. was awarded with an IADC Exemplary Service Award for his service as a former chairman of the IADC UBO and MPD Committee.
Mr. Fernandes began his career in the energy industry in 2002 with Alstom, a French power and transportation company, as a field engineer before transitioning to offshore oil and gas in 2004 when he joined Petrobras, working as a companyman on approximately 20 DP deepwater vessels on 10 fields.

In 2009, he became a well designer for Petrobras, where for three years he built on his previous experience in the field, designing development wells in the Campos Basin. In 2012, he accepted a role to focus exclusively on the development of MPD technologies and techniques for Petrobras, a role he he still holds at the company.

Mr Fernandes holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Sao Paulo and a master’s degree, also in mechanical engineering, where his thesis focused on simulation and strategies for MPD controls.