FRANCISCO ALHANATI
Managing Director, C-FER Technologies

Francisco Alhanati has 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 Technologies in Canada since 1997.

Francisco received the 2013 SPE Production and Operations international award, for his distinguished contributions to petroleum engineering throughout 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’s CEO and responds directly to C-FER’s Board of Directors. Francisco continues to provide senior technical advice to a variety of projects, to try to ensure the quality of their deliverables, and nurture long-term relationships with key clients, including identification of their R&D needs.

Francisco holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently.