Lincoln Rumenos Guardado

Lincoln Rumenos Guardado

Chief Executive Officer, Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção (QGEP)

Mr. Lincoln Rumenos Guardado is a Geology graduate from the University of São Paulo (Universidade de São Paulo(USP) He has more than 35 years of experience in the Petroleum Industry, working on both onshore and offshore basins. In his long professional experience, worked for Petrobras from 1974 until 2009. At Petrobras, he held positions including General Manager of Exploration, when he was responsible for exploration activities in countries including:

  • the United States (Gulf of Mexico);
  • Nigeria;
  • Angola;
  • Argentina;
  • Turkey;

In Brazil, between 1995 and 2000, he also acted as General Manager of Exploration, being responsible for an annual exploration budget between US$500 and US$750 million. Of particular note during this period is that the probable reserves  at Petrobras reached between 9 and 10 billion BOE (barrels of oilequivalent – inserir hiperlink para o Dicionário do Petróleo) per day. In 1986, as Chief of Interpretation in the Campos basin, Mr. Guardado was part of the team responsible for the discovery of the giant oilfields, such as: Marlim, Albacora East, Barracuda, and Marlim South; among other, contributing to the increase in Petrobras’s reserves. Mr. Guardado joined the Queiroz Galvão Group in 2009, with responsibility for Exploration  and has been on the Exploration Board since the creation of QGEP. Since July of 2012, Mr. Guardado has held the position of C.E.O. of the Company and has been extremely important in the consolidation of QGEP as one of the largest E&P companies in Brazil. Mr. Guardado was co-author of various internal technical reports at Petrobras and has published several articles. He is an active member of AAPG (U.S.A.), SBGF (Brazil), and SBG (Brazil).

In 2016, Exploration Director, Mr. Sérgio Rodrigues Michelucci, has retired from the Company for personal reasons. Mr. Lincoln Guardado has accumulated the position of Exploration Director. To support him in the daily activities of Exploration, it was created an Exploration Superintendence undertaken by Mr. José Mendes Milton Cronemberger.

Mr. Mendes is a Geology graduated from the UFPE/UFBA, with Master Degree in Stratigraphy from the UFRGS and MBA in Strategic Business Management from the USP, with more than 37 years of experience in the Petroleum Industry. In his long professional career, he has worked at Petrobras from 1980 until 2012. At Petrobras, he held positions including Geological Monitoring Manager, Interpretation Manager, and the North / Northeast Portfolio Manager also, he has served as Technical and Senior Consultant in Brazilian basins, mainly in Sergipe-Alagoas, Espírito Santo, Santos, and the Gulf of Mexico, in the USA. Since 2012, he heightens with his knowledge and expertise to the development of the Exploration Area at QGEP.

Lincoln is speaking on the Opportunities in conventional offshore Brazil panel at the 2018 South America Energy Week