Save the date! Digital Transformation – Shaping the oil, gas and maritime future

Digitalization Seminar:

Innovation Norway, The Consul General and NORWEP are very pleased to have Vice Minister Mrs. Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for the seminar, as well as the Consul General Mrs. Sissel Hodne Steen from the Consulate General of Norway Rio de Janeiro. Other speakers will include senior managers from Petrobras, Equinor and DNVGL. The panel participants represent companies such as Aker Solutions, NTNU, Kongsberg Digital, 4Subsea, GCE Subsea and GCE Node.

Programme

  • Registration and breakfast
  • Welcoming words, Sissel Hodne Steen, Consul General
  • Keynote, Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, Deputy Minister Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
  • Petrobras’ perspective on the influence of increased digital processes in the O&G industry, Augusto Borella, Digital Transformation Manager Petrobras
  • Equinor’s perspective on the influence of increased digital processes in the O&G industry, TBC, Equinor
  • An overview on general trends and opportunities, TBC, DNVGL
  • Moderated panel discussion on how Norwegian industry players view, plan and deal with current drastic changes in the industry driven by the digital transformation

The event is open for all and free of charge.

Time: Wednesday 26 September 2018, 08:30 – 12:00
Location: Hotel Mariott, Av. Atlântica – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil

To take part on the seminar, register as soon as possible:

https://norwaybrazilweek.com.br/digital-transformation-ndash-shaping-the-oil-gas-and-maritime-future

 

uSEA is our new partner!

uSEA is a start up founded in 2017, based at Kjeller Innovasjonssenter in Lillestrøm, Norway. The company is member of GCE Subsea and the uSEA team are ready to collaborate with Runde Environmental Centre.

uSEA works on marine robotics technologies to offer offshore operators geophysical seabed surveys, pipeline inspection, subsea cable inspection, subsea equipment inspection, using entirely unmanned systems.

uSEA is working on the development of marine robotics technologies to provide offshore operators with smarter, leaner and greener seabed survey and subsea inspection services. Their concept is based on an innovative combination of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) and Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV).

Because current oil price levels demand structural changes and it is imperative that we re-invent our industry. The global energy demand keeps growing and shows no sign of a turning point and  renewables are on their way and will eventually meet the global energy demand, but meanwhile oil and gas must become smarter, leaner and greener.

The Managing Director at uSEA is Felipe Lima, he is from Brazil and lives in Norway for ten years. He has experience in the oil and gas industry, having delivered projects covering a wide range of subsea technologies: SURF, marine operations, subsea HV power systems, SPS and subsea process systems. Worked in front-end studies, detail design, qualification of new technologies, construction and installation. Master degrees in engineering and in business.

RIO OIL & GAS 2018 – let’s connect!

Energy to transform.

Rio Oil and Gas, taking place 24th to 27th of September.

The 2018 slogan of Rio Oil & Gas sums up the industry’s recovery scenario, with the recovery of oil prices and new auctions scheduled for 2018 and 2019. Through the congress, the exhibition and side events, we will discuss, together, the perspectives and ways to the future of industry in Brazil and in the world. A 360 ° proposal to bring together the entire productive chain of the sector and, finally, to reach our common goal: the growth and highlight of industry in Brazil.

Rio Oil & Gas is the largest encounter for Oil & Gas in Latin America, gathering a public of approximately 34,000 visitors and 540 companies being an excellent opportunity for networking, meeting decision makers and getting to know the newest technologies and its application.

Brazil is considered the biggest offshore market in the world and has entered a new cycle with new framework conditions, less strict content rules and stronger presence of IOC’s.

According to the Brazilian Petroleum Institute (IBP) the investments announced by main players sum US$ 95 billion and 19 new FPSOs are starting operations all until 2021. In terms of regulatory environment, Brazil is taking actions to become more transparent about future of bidding rounds, having set a long-term schedule for the bidding rounds by the regulatory agency ANP and is presently studying how to improve processes such as environmental licensing.

The future ahead is challenging, but also full of opportunities.

Team Norway and the Norwegian industry traditionally have a strong presence at Rio Oil and Gas. For the ROG2018 edition, Team Norway is organizing many events (Save the Date – Rio Oil and Gas – Norwegia Pavilion). Team Norway is also promoting Norway as preferred partner for business in Brazil and Innovation Norway is running a nonprofit project to bring companies to Norwegian pavilion.

Innovation Norway is taking a lead into gathering players to be exposed in Norwegian Pavillion located in hall 4 of Riocentro.

Runde Environmental Centre will join the Norwegian Pavilion and organize a meeting with the DeepSea Environmental Monitoring Cluster partners on 25th afternoon.

Just keep connected to get further info about it !

 

 

Rio Oil & Gas 2018 – let’s connect!

Energy to transform.

The 2018 slogan of Rio Oil & Gas sums up the industry’s recovery scenario, with the recovery of oil prices and new auctions scheduled for 2018 and 2019. Through the congress, the exhibition and side events, we will discuss, together, the perspectives and ways to the future of industry in Brazil and in the world. A 360 ° proposal to bring together the entire productive chain of the sector and, finally, to reach our common goal: the growth and highlight of industry in Brazil.

Rio Oil & Gas is the largest encounter for Oil & Gas in Latin America, gathering a public of approximately 34,000 visitors and 540 companies being an excellent opportunity for networking, meeting decision makers and getting to know the newest technologies and its application.

Rio Oil and Gas, taking place 24th to 27th of September, is the biggest exhibition in South America towards the O&G industry. Brazil is considered the biggest offshore market in the world and has entered a new cycle with new framework conditions, less strict content rules and stronger presence of IOC’s.

According to the Brazilian Petroleum Institute (IBP) the investments announced by main players sum US$ 95 billion and 19 new FPSOs are starting operations all until 2021. In terms of regulatory environment, Brazil is taking actions to become more transparent about future of bidding rounds, having set a long-term schedule for the bidding rounds by the regulatory agency ANP and is presently studying how to improve processes such as environmental licensing. The future ahead is challenging, but also full of opportunities.

Team Norway and the Norwegian industry traditionally have a strong presence at Rio Oil and Gas with the Norwegian Pavilion and for the ROG2018 edition is organizing many events. Team Norway is promoting Norway as preferred partner for business in Brazil and Innovation Norway is running a nonprofit project to bring companies to Norwegian pavilion.

The Norwegian Pavilion Innovation Norway is taking a lead into gathering players to be exposed in Norwegian Pavillion located in hall 4 of Riocentro.

Runde Environmental Centre will join the Norwegian Pavilion and organize a meeting with the DeepSea Environmental Monitoring Cluster partners on 25th afternoon. Just keep connected to get further info about it !

 

THE BRAZILIAN AND NORWEGIAN COLLABORATION HOLDS FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES – a taste of the BRAZIL SESSION in the ONS2018

The long-standing trading partner, Norway is currently the eighth largest investor in Brazil, contributing significantly to economic development and the creation of more than half a million direct, indirect and induced jobs in the country. By 2016, Norwegian Companies invested in Brazil total US $ 21.3 billion – an increase of 27.6% between 2013 and 2016. Norway’s participation in the total foreign direct investment index in Brazil increased by 3.76% between 2011 and 2016.

More than a hundred Norwegian companies operate in Brazil. The oil and gas and maritime sectors are the main routes for investments – accounting for 53% of this market share – and in 2016 led to investments of US $ 1.85 billion in the country.

Innovation is the only way to re-think, to work with more efficiency, better performance and to prove the ability to delivery knowledge and competence.

Brazil have been showing the signs of crises recovery and norwegian companies shall strength their business in the O&G market in Brazil.

Brazilian companies have the know how in technological knowledge and competence to support the upcoming challenges in the E&P sector.

Challenges become opportunity!

The revolution in regulations and the new deep-water fields has brought the new opportunities for the norwegian and brazilian collaboration to increase and to improve the blue economy.

 

Read the full report here: BRAZILSESSION_ONS2018_REPORT

SAVE THE DATE! ONS 2018 – Brazil Session 27/08/2018.

The Brazil Session during the ONS 2018 will be presented by NORWEP

– ONS International Markets.

The Brazilian Oil & Gas market is indicating signs of recovery and a turning point is expected. Brazil has been experiencing some strong changes, emerging from a country recession and an economic crisis. This is partially due to investment reduction by Petrobras, low oil prices and a market share concentrated at one main Oil company. To understand what is currently going on in Brazil, we will have the Ministry of Mines and Energy, The Brazilian Petroleum and Gas Agency (ANP), Equinor, Petrobras and APEX (Brazilian investment promotion Agency) sharing their views and why foreign companies may be following opportunities in Brazil.

For more info check on the website: http://www.ons.no/brazil/

Program:

13:00 Welcome and introduction
Gunn Vik, Director, Norwegian Energy Partners

13:10 Opening of the Brazilian session
Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, Deputy Minister of Oil and Energy

13:25 Brazil market update
Adhemar Freire, Country Manager, Norwegian Energy Partners

13:45 Brazil Oil & Gas: Challenges and the way forward
Mr Marcio Felix, Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy

14:15 The Brazilian O&G Industry: Improvements, goals and opportunities
Felipe Kury, Director, ANP

14:45 Coffee Break

15:15 Equinor: Projects in Brazil and the strategy to grow
Anders Opedal, CEO of Equinor do Brasil

15:45 How to do business with Petrobras/Projects and best prospects
Dimitrios Chalela Magalhães, General Manager – Procurement Strategy and Supplier Base Management, Petrobras

16:30 Investments opportunities in Brazil and how Brazilian government may support foreign companies
Luiz Carvalho, Coordinator, APEX Brazil

17:00 Close of session

(Avenue: Hall 1, Lysefjorden A)

 

ONS Complete Programme here or in pdf :ONS-Conference-Programme-2018

Global Growth Subsea Technologies O&G Brazil

The Global Growth Subsea Technologies O&G Brazil program consists of 1-2 meetings in Norway and group visits to Brazil including meetings with relevant business and institutional decision makers seeking to explore opportunities, identify clients and partners to successfully enter the Brazilian market or expand existing business.

 

Business opportunities

Oil companies in Brazil are either starting with their concept studies for recently awarded fields or working towards more efficient subsea structures linked to an increased number of new FPSOs

replacing fixed platforms in the years to come. This is the right moment for innovative and solid technology solutions for secure and efficient subsea operations to the Brazilian market.

 

About the Global Growth Program

Global Growth is a series of export programs delivered by Innovation Norway to help Norwegian

companies grow in international markets. Participation will increase speed and reduce risk when pursuing new, international business opportunities.

The program includes:

  • Workshops and business modelling.
  • Information on export regulations and practical guidelines.
  • B2B meetings with relevant representatives from the Brazilian market.
  • Insight and increased knowledge about advanced international markets.
  • Understanding of the Brazilian business environments and social interaction.
  • Increased market insight.
  • Information on how to set up and do business in Brazil; IPR, contracting, legal structures.

 

AGENDA:

  • 27.-30. Aug 2018 at ONS, Stavanger: Kick-off and program presentation at Innovation Norway
  • Mid Nov 2018, Brazil: 1st Market Visit – factfinding, identification of first leads. Meet FMC, OneSubsea, Aker Solutions, Equinor, Petrobras among others
  • Mid Jan 2019, Norway: Follow-up meeting
  • March 2019, Brazil: 2nd Market Visit
  • Mid May 2019, Norway: Workshop according to the needs of participating companies

 

For further information, read the Teaser GG O&G Brazil

Or contact:

Martin Nietz – martin.nietz@innovationnorway.no

Senior Advisor, Innovation Norway Brazil.

Mathilde Kallestad – mathilde.kallestad@innovasjonnorge.no

Financial advisor Energy, oil and gas, Innovation Norway Vestland.

The digital transformation for the subsea industry.


The Subsea Forum Rio 2018, which took place from 5 to 7/6, in Rio de Janeiro was highlighted by the challenges of the digital economy of the future and how digital transformation can generate value for the submarine area, bringing more safety and reliability to the subsea processes.

The forum was attended by national and international industry experts, including representatives of partner operators such as Total, Shell, ExxonMobil and Equinor, suppliers, service providers and academia, as well as the presence of the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).

The market in Brazil represents 17% of the world demand in the sector and almost 90% of the demand in South America. The event was an opportunity to exchange experiences and promote new initiatives that will bring benefits to the subsea area, making it more competitive. The theme Subsea 4.0 portrays the disruptive moment of our society. The changes have to do with how to work faster, test new alternatives and how technologies can collaborate with new businesses.


Highlights of the event:
Standardization in the underwater area can be used jointly by various companies to add value to different projects, such as the use of standardized equipment in standard layouts.

The development of ground-based remote technical support with real-time video for ROV operations are modern strategies for digital transformation.

Several industries have already adopted big data to increase capabilities. The subsea industry, not only in Brazil but globally, must change its mindset to be competitive and realise the potential of real time decisions which can increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Brazil has a huge demand for decommissioning. It is essential that the companies do it safely and economically. Digital surveillance to control people’s access to specific offshore areas, the use of ROV  for inspection, and increased remote monitoring of submarine systems for online integrity assessment are examples of the importance of the digital tools.

Enabling companies to share expertise is the best way to consolidate strategic partnerships for the  Energy sector.

 

REFERENCE.http://www.petrobras.com.br/fatos-e-dados/subsea-forum-rio-2018-debate-transformacao-digital-na-area-submarina.htm

ROVs can improve the basic understanding of the deep-sea & support further development of blue economy.

EYES IN THE SEA: UNLOCKING THE MISTERIES OF THE OCEAN USING INDUSTRIAL, REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLES (ROVS).

Science of The Total Environment 

Volume 634, 1 September 2018, Pages 1077-1091

Keywords

Oceans, Marine, Offshore, Oil, Gas, Petroleum, Exploration, Deep sea, Remotely operated vehicles, Decommissioning, Biodiversity.

Highlights

  • Industry remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are the ‘eyes in the sea’.
  • ROVs collect millions of observations each year, fuelling scientific discoveries.
  • The article describe 10 key scientific questions that can be addressed with ROVs.
  • Partnerships between academia and industrial ROV operators are key.
  • The authors suggest ways to maximise industry-collected ROV data for scientific purposes.

 

Article Abstract:

“For thousands of years humankind has sought to explore our oceans. Evidence of this early intrigue dates back to 130,000BCE, but the advent of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in the 1950s introduced technology that has had significant impact on ocean exploration. Today, ROVs play a critical role in both military (e.g. retrieving torpedoes and mines) and salvage operations (e.g. locating historic shipwrecks such as the RMS Titanic), and are crucial for oil and gas (O&G) exploration and operations. Industrial ROVs collect millions of observations of our oceans each year, fueling scientific discoveries. A group of international ROV experts from both academia and industry  identify key questions relating to our oceans that can be supported using industry ROVs. From a long list, the 10 most important questions in ocean science can be supported (whole or in part) by increasing access to industry ROVs, and collaborations with the companies that use the ROVs.

The questions covered opportunity (e.g. what is the resource value of the oceans?) to the impacts of global change (e.g. which marine ecosystems are most sensitive to anthropogenic impact?).

And looking ahead, the article provide recommendations for how data collected by ROVs can be maximised by higher levels of collaboration between academia and industry, resulting in win-win outcomes.

What is clear from this work is that the potential of industrial ROV technology in unravelling the mysteries of our oceans is only just beginning to be realised. This is particularly important as the oceans are subject to increasing impacts from global change and industrial exploitation. The coming decades will represent an important time for scientists to partner with industry that use ROVs in order to make the most of these ‘eyes in the sea’.”

 

REFERENCE:

Scientific and Environmental ROV Partnership using Existing Industrial Technology  www.serpentproject.com

 

 

Underwater for Longer: Subsea 4.0

Many industry sectors have already incorporated the big data to boost their skills. The Subsea industry needs to change its mindset to be more competitive and learn how to make decisions that can promote efficiency and reduce costs safely. There is no more room to stand on the dark ocean floor. The constant revolution of the industry already gives us orientations as to its direction.

Seeking to be “Underwater for longer: Subsea 4.0”, the Brazilian Institute of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels, in partnership with the sections of Brazil and Macaé of SPE – Society of Petroleum Engineers – are promoting, once again in Brazil, the Subsea Forum Rio, in reference to the challenges of positioning in the digital economy of the future.

In this fourth edition, the forum, which takes place every two years, presents itself as an opportunity for national and international professionals to exchange experiences and promote new initiatives that will bring benefits to the Subsea segment.

Focused on this segment, the event will discuss the situation of technologies and experiences related to equipment, processing systems, pipelines, risers and umbilicals, development of new fields and revitalization of production systems, management and production integrity and competitiveness in the Brazilian industry.

The event is an  unique opportunity to discuss with national and international professionals the best initiatives for the Subsea industry!

More information online www.ibp.org.br/eventos/subseaforum2018/?_pagina=agenda&lang=en