BRAZIL EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
NLV International is company-owned and operated by Brazilian-American professionals with deep roots and relations in both countries. We conduct business and partner development, strategic problem solving, acquisitions and divestitures, and corporate and trade financing throughout Brazil, with a presence in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador. The City of Rio de Janeiro is the Brazilian oil and gas capital and the worldwide headquarters of Petrobras, currently the world's third largest energy company, and of Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, the regulator enforcing concessions and local content. The City of São Paulo is Brazil's premier corporate and financial hub, concentrating many of the industrial companies being mobilized into the oil and gas sector and most investment banks. The City of Salvador, Bahia, is among the four largest in the country, holding important Petrobras offices and one of the largest petrochemical complexes in Latin America. Other major Brazilian cities, including Macae, Santos, Recife and Vitoria, also concentrate important local manufacturing and services companies operating or being mobilized to supply the booming oil and gas sector.
Brazil is the largest and most populous Latin American country and the main frontier of the international oil and gas industry. It is a leader in deep offshore oil and gas discoveries and sustainable and renewable energy efforts. With the recent discoveries of the huge Pre-Salt oil & gas reserves, Brazil could become the 6th largest country in terms of oil & gas reserves by 2020. For this, Brazil's Petrobras and other oil and gas operators are investing nearly
US $260 billion in the Brazilian oil & gas sector from 2010-2014.
Brazil, having few oil & gas resources as it became Latin America's industrial powerhouse, is now destined to become a large petroleum exporter and potentially a major oil supplier to the US and other countries. The Brazil oil boom has also triggered the fast-growth and internationalization of both mature and new Brazilian infrastructure, engineering and manufacturing companies, many of which were already highly successful in established Brazilian industries other than oil and gas. In addition to the oil and gas boom, Brazil also offers large and thriving ethanol and bio-power businesses. It has the most biofuel export potential in the world and a large renewable power generation park, including bio-power and wind energy. Brazil has become an important regional hub to conduct energy business with other South American countries. Political decisions taken in its capital, Brasilia, will impact the future direction of offshore and sustainable energy industries worldwide.
Key facts pointing to the significance of the Brazilian marketplace include:
Brazil is the world's 5th largest country in both land area (larger than continental US) and in population (190 million).
It is the 8th largest economy in the world, including industry, agriculture and its status as a renewable energy leader.
Brazil may become the 5th largest economy by 2020 (overtaking Britain, France and Italy).
Economic growth and stability: 7.5% GDP growth in 2010; inflation under 6% each year since 2005.
Strong and stable local currency (Brazilian real).
Brazil has the 15th largest petroleum reserves in the world; potentially moving to 6th largest in the next decade; investing US $260 billion through 2014.
Headquarters of the world's third largest integrated energy company (Petrobras) and third largest producer of commercial jet aircraft (Embraer).
Houston, the capital of the global energy industry, offices nearly half of worldwide suppliers to Petrobras and is the main trade port for Brazil in the US.
Large and fast-growth mostly hydroelectric power industry US $130 billion to be invested in the next decade.
Brazil is moving toward R&D and technological leadership in the oil & gas industry.