Francisco spent most of his thirty-two-year career in the industry on applied R&D related to production operations, with Petrobras, in Brazil, between 1983 and 1996, and with C FER, in Canada, since 1997.
Francisco received the 2013 SPE Production and Operations international award, for his distinguished contributions to petroleum engineering along his career. He is considered an industry expert in the area of artificial lift, and he has extensive technical knowledge of offshore production systems and heavy oil production operations.
Francisco became C-FER’s Managing Director in 2012. In this position, he acts as the company CEO and responds directly to the C-FER Board of Directors.
Francisco continues to provide senior technical advice to a variety of projects, to try and ensure the quality of their deliverables, and to nurture long-term relations with key clients, including identification of their R&D needs.
Francisco holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.