Juan Forero – The Washington Post, 02/02/2012
Marcio Mello often talks of eureka moments.
The veteran geo-scientist’s biggest came when he decided that his petroleum research firm should become an oil explorer, taking advantage of the rich sedimentary basins that have lured oil companies to Brazil.
“This is very funny because one day I was here and I just had the idea,” said Mello, recounting his thought process with bubbling enthusiasm. “I say, ‘Why don’t I fulfill my dream and build my own oil company? Why am I finding oil for the other ones?’ ”