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.