Francisco Alhanati has been with C-FER Technologies since 1997. He became managing director in 2012, reporting to C-FER’s Board of Directors.In his role as managing director, Francisco works with his team to ensure C-FER has global impact on the evolving energy industry by advancing safety, efficiency and environmental performance in partnership with operators, equipment manufacturers and service companies.
Francisco also provides senior technical advice to a variety of projects to ensure the quality of their deliverables, and he nurtures long-term relationships with key clients, including identification of their R&D needs.
Francisco has spent most of his 38-year career in the industry on applied R&D. He was with Petrobras in Brazil from 1983 to 1996 prior to coming to Alberta in 1997.
Francisco received the 2013 SPE Production and Operations international award for distinguished contributions to petroleum engineering throughout his career. He is an industry expert in the area of artificial lift and has extensive technical knowledge of offshore production systems and reliability engineering applied to the Oil & Gas industry.
Francisco has a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently, and holds a black belt in Judo.
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