Horizon Marine Opens Brazilian Office
Horizon Marine, Inc. announced the opening of its Brazilian office and the hiring of André Gellers as Country Manager.
Andre has worked for more than 10 years supporting the Brazilian oil and gas industry, managing projects related to environmental licensing, emergency response, oceanographic monitoring and logistics. During that time, he gained a deep understanding of the Brazilian market and formed a solid network with players from Petrobras and the IOCs operating in the country, as well as the industry´s supply chain. André earned a degree in Business Administration from FGV (Fundação Getúlio Vargas) and an MBA in Environmental Management from PROENCO/LNCC, both in São Paulo.
Horizon’s President, Patrice Coholan said, “Horizon Marine has had a presence in Brazil over the past six years, providing ocean current monitoring and forecasting services to Hess (HES), Transocean (RIG), McDermott and Sonongol Starfish. In order for us to pursue increasing opportunities in the Brazilian market we had to become Brazilian.” Coholan continued, “Not only did we have to incorporate in Brazil, but we needed someone who truly understood the market and our business, and André fits the bill perfectly. Our EddyWatch – Gulf of Mexico program is 30 years old, and lessons learned there and offshore Trinidad have prepared us to monitor and forecast ocean currents off Brazil’s coast in support of environmental licensing, planning, design and operations, particularly in areas where strong currents are the norm.”