The expected increase in the volume of projects in the EPC modality (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) as a result of the entry of new investors and the growth of natural gas production in Brazil, mainly due to of the Novo Mercado de Gas program, led Toyo Setal to participate this year, for the first time, in the Gastech 2019 Exhibition & Conference, considered the main world event in the sector.
Organized annually in different countries, this year Gastech was held from September 17th to 19th, in Houston, in the US state of Texas, cradle of the oil and gas market. Among the exhibitors were some of the most innovative and influential service and technology providers in the oil and gas chain, which attracted more than 35,000 visitors.
According to conference director Jenny Kelly, the world market for natural gas is expected to grow more than twice as much as the oil and coal markets. In Brazil, the expectation is also for expansion. “The forecast is to double gas production in the next 10 years, reaching a mark of approximately 100 million cubic meters per day. Investments in the infrastructure for transporting and processing this gas should increase the demand for EPC projects in the country. That’s why we decided to participate in Gastech this year”, explains commercial manager Rafael Ribeiro de Mendonça Lima, who traveled to Texas along with Toyo Setal president Dorian Luis Valeriano Zen and development manager Laureano Oliveira.
At Gastech, Toyo Setal executives learned about new technologies linked to the development of EPC, which could be used in Brazil, and made contacts with companies from various links in the oil and gas chain.  ;“We had meetings with executives from large international oil companies interested in the Brazilian E&P (exploration and production) and gas flow and processing infrastructure, therefore potential customers for Toyo Setal,” says Rafael.
As the fair was held in the United States this year, Toyo Setal directors also highlighted the strong presence of North American gas liquefaction terminals, dedicated to the export of gas produced in the United States.
“Our presence at the event was very fruitful to create new relationships with companies interested in investing in the Brazilian market. Many of them are already making quotations around here”, sums up Rafael.
Content Editor/Abgail Cardoso