Energy Ventures, an independent private equity firm focusing on upstream technology companies, has added a Campos Basin managerial and exploration and production (E&P) executive management veteran, José Formigli, to the firm’s advisory board.
With more than three decades of experience in the Brazilian Upstream sector in activities related to well construction, subsea, and topsides engineering, Formigli retired from Petrobras last April. Prior to his retirement, he was a member of the Petrobras executive board and supervised all domestic E&P activities. He is a civil engineer, having graduated from Instituto Militar de Engenharia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with specialization in petroleum engineering. Formigli has a Master of Business Administration degree in advanced business management from UFRJ/COPPEAD in Rio de Janeiro, as well as a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Aveiro in Portugal.
In addition to his role on the Energy Ventures advisory board, Formigli is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society for Underwater Technology from the UK. He also consults for the oil and gas industry through his recently established engineering company FORSEA ENGENHARIA.