Who We Are / What We Do

PIPELINEBRAZIL is an associative group, composed of professionals specialized in pipelines. It works as a cooperative partnership where professionals from different parts of the world, offer knowledge, assistance and solutions for the pipeline industry, developing studies, incorporating technologies, professional training, holding thematic events, creating startups and always increasing their networking. All of these services are developed through partners such as: companies, universities, entities, research centers, consultants and young professionals. PIPELINEBRAZIL team is visionary, young and ready to contribute to the changes that our pipeline industry needs. All initiatives are supervised by professionals with many years of experience, a lot of knowledge and a huge network of contacts accumulated over more than 35 years. PIPELINEBRAZIL combines the energy of young people with the experience of the most tested in the market. Using what is most modern in digital technology we are bringing together professionals from different cities such as: Langfang, Houston, Bangalore, Brisbane, Rio de Janeiro, Palo Alto, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Trondheim, Calgary and others.


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Marcelino Guedes Gomes

Founder & Director

Marcelino Guedes Gomes is Mechanical Engineer from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ). He has gained his Masters in Civil Engineer from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ) and his MBA in strategic Knowledge Management from PUC Paraná. He attended a specialization course in terminals and pipeline engineering from PETROBRAS. Marcelino joined PETROBRAS in 1987 and worked in several units of the Company, including the Maritime Terminal in São Paulo and several Terminals and Pipelines in Rio de Janeiro. He has also worked in PETROBRAS’ Research Center – CENPES, where he started at the subsea engineering area and later became responsible for the pipeline technology program (PRODUT).

He was Director of Terminals and Pipelines of PETROBRAS TRANSPORTE – TRANSPETRO, where he previously held the positions of technology manager and general manager - business development and partnerships. From 2008 to 2013, he was Director-President of Abreu e Lima Refinery. From 2015 to 2020, he was Executive Manager, responsible for developing and applying solutions for illegal tapping in pipelines at PETROBRAS. After almost 34 years dedicated exclusively to PETROBRAS, he has recently retired and founded PIPELINEBRAZIL.

Marcelino is also member of the Pipeline Commission of the Brazilian Oil and Gas Institute (IBP), former Chair of the Pipeline System Division of the American society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), an elected ASME fellow, former President of ABENDI - Brazilian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection, Member of Industry Advisory Board – IAB/ASME, former President of the Pipeline Technology Center – Brazil (CTDUT) and member of the Pipeline Technology Conference (PTC) Advisory.