Offshore oil and gas exploration and production with minimal environmental footprint and no harmful effects is a common aim for Brazilian and Norwegian o&g industry.
Brazil and Norway are using and further developing advanced methods for these goal achievements. There are several common challenges, such as environmentally safe operations in the deep sea, to mention one.
The Environmental Monitoring Session is balanced with presentations of progression in development and utilization of scientific methods and novel efficient technologies for monitoring of the marine environment. Collaboration between Brazilian and Norwegian institutes and companies is already taking place, and the potential for further enhancement is great.
Tuesday 12. November 2019 (14:30-17:00)
14:30 – 14:35 Session Introduction
Chair: Steinar Sanni (N); NORCE Norwegian Research Centre
Co-chair: Claudia Erber (B/N); Ocean Monitoring Bilateral Network
14:35 – 14:55 Sediment Profile Imaging in Environmental Characterization and Monitoring.
Leonardo Santi (B) – PETROBRAS/UO-RIO/HSE/ Environmental Monitoring
14:55 – 15:15 Innovative instruments for waves and current Monitoring.
Diego Bitencourt (B/N) – Nortek Brasil RCTS
15:15 – 15:35 Autonomous vehicles for environmental Monitoring.
Vegard E Hovstein (N) – Marine Robotics AS
15:35 – 15:55 Environmental DNA: new opportunities for monitoring target indicator community species.
Thierry Baussant (N) – NORCE Norwegian Research Centre – Environment
15:55 – 16:15 NUPEM/UFRJ-Brazil attempts on environmental Monitoring.
Rodrigo Nunes da Fonseca (B) – Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability (NUPEM/UFRJ)
16:15 – 16:35 High-throughput metabarcoding of eukaryotic diversity for environmental monitoring of marine sediments.
Thomas Dahlgren (N) presented by T. Baussant – NORCE / Environment
16:35 – 16:55 Ciências do Mar III: Enhancing Brazil’s Capability in Marine Science Research.
Arthur Ayres Neto (B) – Federal University Fluminense / Marine geology and geophysics
16:55 – 17:00 Session Conclusion
chairs NORCE / OMBN
Video presentation: An Oil Spill Management Tool
Giovani Cavalcanti Nunes (B) – GCN Engenharia
Speakers Summary of Qualification:
Arthur Ayres Neto graduated in geology at UFRJ; MSc in Marine Geology and Geophysics at UFF; PhD in Marine Geophysics at Kiel University, Germany; Post-doc in Underwater Geoacoustics at Brussels Free University, Belgian. After 19 year working at the offshore industry with marine site surveys for engineering and environmental projects and since 2006 is working as a professor/researcher for marine geology and geophysics with focus on geological characterization of the seafloor using acoustic sensors.
Claudia Erber is a marine biologist, Msc. and MBA in Environmental Science. Has extensive experience in projects related to environmental impact of energy industry on the marine environment, from the preparation of reports of impact assessment to the implementation of the projects onboard ships and rigs in Brazil. In Norway, developed research on deep-sea life onboard subsea vessels, and since 2017 is developing an unique bilateral network within research and subsea technology developers from Brazil and Norway.
Diego Bitencourt is an oceanographer with a master’s degree in marine Geology, currently specializing in Business Management. In the past 7 years he worked executing, coordinating and managing projects in the segment of Metocean in the O&G Market. Currently, Diego is running the operations of the Norwegian company Nortek in Brazil, developing business of current and waves measurements, as well, subsea navigation.
Giovani Cavalcanti Nunes is a Professor at the Chemical Engineering Dept at UERJ and has 32 years’ experience in the petroleum industry as engineer, researcher and manager. Owner of GCN Engineering & Technology, working currently with Software Development
Process and Flow Simulation; Conceptual Projects; Implementation of Management Systems; Technical and Economic Feasibility Studies and Operational Support.
Leonardo Santi has PhD in Oceanography from the Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo (IOUSP). Graduated in Biological Sciences and master’s in marine sciences (Santa Úrsula University). Participated in research projects, consulting and studies for licensing and environmental monitoring, geochemistry and metoceanographic data acquisition in coastal and ocean environments. He is currently a member of the Environmental Monitoring and Licensing Team of the RJ Operational Unit, Ultra Deep Water, Santos Basin, Pre-salt (UORIO/PETROBRAS/AGUP/SMS/MA).
Rodrigo Nunes da Fonseca is a Professor, Researcher and Director of the Center for Ecology and Social-Environmental Development of Macaé (NUPEM/UFRJ-Macaé). PhD and postdoc in functional genetics and evolutionary developmental biology (Evo-Devo) at the University of Cologne, Germany. He has collaborations with researchers from Germany, England, Norway, the Netherlands and the United States, especially experts in invertebrate Evo-Devo studies, and is one of the enthusiasts of the area in Brazil.
Steinar Sanni is Chief scientist at the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE), and Associate professor at the University of Stavanger. He has more than thirty years of multidisciplinary experience as researcher within aquatic sciences, ranging from marine ecotoxicology and lake pollution to fish aquaculture. Development of methods and knowledge for environmental risk and monitoring related to oil and gas activities offshore has been his main focus the last twenty years.
Thierry Baussant is a versatile marine biologist, educated to PhD level, with over 15 years of research in the laboratory gained at IRIS. Possesses a sound working knowledge of a variety of laboratory practices with petroleum compounds and exposure to various marine organisms to measure and monitor effects on adults and early-life stages. Has also cooperated to biosensor studies related to detection of effects and chemicals in biota. Managing experience for projects funded by the EU, the RCN and the Norwegian petroleum industry.
Vegard Evjen Hovstein is the Managing Director Maritime Robotics AS since 2007. Founder of Peregrine Dynamics AS. Graduation and master’s degree at Norwegian University for Technology and Science. His field of study was Control Engineering and Flight Control Systems. He has been developing various environmental monitoring projects with UAVs and Unmanned Robotic System, and defence technology Projects.
The event will take place at Universidade Petrobras.
Address: Rua Ulysses Guimarães, 565 – Cidade Nova, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20211-225, Brazil.