2nd IFAC Workshop on
Automatic Control in Offshore Oil and Gas Production

in Florianópolis, Brazil

Scope and Objectives

The increasing demand for energy and fossil fuels is leading oil operators to seek offshore production in reservoirs far from the coast and in hostile environments. At the same time, new technologies for drilling, measurement, processing and automation are being developed opening up new opportunities for oil production and optimization. The effective use and integration of these emerging technologies during the oil field exploitation depend on the academic and industrial research.

To this end, this workshop will bring together equipment and service supplier companies, oil operators, and academia in a forum where practitioners and scientists will present their ideas and recent developments.

It is hoped that the discussions and exchanges will lead both industry and academia to more closely cooperate towards better practices for the exploitation of offshore oil fields.


The focus of the meeting will be on instrumentation, control, automation and optimization applied to offshore oil and gas production. Application areas of interest include:

  • Subsea technology
  • Measurement systems for well, subsea and surface processes
  • Automated well drilling
  • Autonomous and robotic systems
  • Production optimization
  • Integrated operations and logistics
  • Plantwide and advanced control
  • Environmental issues and safety instrumented systems


The Brazilian Society of Automation and Control (SBA) is the National Member Organization of IFAC in Brazil.

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The International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), founded in September 1957, is a multinational federation of National Member Organizations (NMOs), each one representing the engineering and scientific societies concerned with automatic control in its own country.
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