2nd Workshop on Ship Dismantling – SOBENA

The Shipbuilding and Offshore Industry is in search of new opportunities facing the crisis that affects our country. The Shipyards are actually idle due to the lack of construction demands. Thus, two activities appear on the horizon: ship repairs and decommissioning, also called dismantling or recycling. We will address the last issue that is new to the Brazilian market, and still required technical and feasibility assessments. The decommissioning might be applied to vessels or platforms that are reaching end of life. In the world, between 700 to 800 vessels are dismantled every year, 50% of which are medium to large, and the majority of these cases occur in India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Pakistan and China. Unfortunately, that often lead to social and environmental issues. However, this framework is changing in face of the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) through the Hong Kong Convention (HKC-2009) and by the European Union through the Ship Recycling Regulation (SRR-2013). The SRR was based on the HKC, but included additional requirements in terms of safety and environment. One of the main requirements is that ships can only be shipped for recycling in EU certified facilities. It opens a space for Brazilian shipyards and for the productive chain of this segment. In Brazil, it is estimated that about 67 ships of various sizes would be fit for dismantling today and another 69 would be out of their cycle in the next ten years. Based on these premises, the SOBENA – Brazilian Society of Naval Engineering, decided to set up a Technical Committee to develop a Workshop on ship dismantling to be held on 2018, May 29, in Rio de Janeiro. The latest innovations and technologies in this new field of this activity are going to be discussed in this occasion.

Final Program

 

Ocean Week 2018 – Blue growth has to be green.

It is now time to talk about one ocean industry, Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen said in his speech at Ocean Week 2018 in Trondheim, 7 May 2018.

Our future is blue.

We will continue to live by the ocean, from the ocean and off the ocean.

And  the path to that future is green.

This is where the government’s most important priorities meet.

The ocean and knowledge.

The Ocean and Norway go thousands of years back. And to head into the future is important to create jobs, create growth and solutions to global challenges.

The potential is there. Tremendous as the ocean itself.

According to the OECD, the ocean economy can double its contribution to global wealth creation until 2030. And according to a report from Sintef the norwegian marine sector can six double value creation by 2050. Last year, the norwegian government launched an ambitious ocean strategy. Called “New growth, proud history.” The goal is clear: Norway shall be the top ocean-based economy.

By offering the best possible framework conditions,

By promoting horizontal collaboration across our ocean industries,

By investing in knowledge and technology development,

And supporting our companies’ internationalization.

Today, Norway’s ocean economy accounts for more than 70 percent of the norwegian export earnings. Petroleum is the largest share. But is necessary to use this experience and expertise in other ocean industries. And develop new areas. Petroleum, seafood and the maritime industry are merging. It is now time to talk about one ocean industry.

Cooperation and synergies between our ocean industries is our new competitive edge.

Technology from the oil industry is our “new oil“.

That will give us new blue-green growth and blue-green jobs.

This is how Norway can help solving global problems:

  • Reducing carbon emissions.
  • Solving health problems.
  • Feeding the hungry.

Norway has harvested from the ocean’s resources for centuries without reducing their value. The green growth is no longer a contradiction in terms. And Norway is taking an international lead. To keep the ocean clean, healthy – and productive.

Norway is the  the first government sponsor of the UN Global Compact, promoting sustainable businesses around the world. By supporting the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development from 2021. To prevent choking our oceans. It is becoming reality but still necessary  more ocean innovators, ocean investors, ocean start-ups, and ocean entrepreneurs.

Next year, Norway will host the international Our Oceans Conference.

 

 

REFERENCE: https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/ocean-week-2018/id2600732/

Knowledge-Building Projects for Industry – Finep & Research Council of Norway joint call for proposals

The joint call aims at increasing research-based cooperation between research institutions in Brazil and Norway. Finep and the RCN, represented by the research program PETROMAKS 2, wish to support projects developed as a collaborative effort in both countries with relevance for the offshore petroleum industry.
The joint projects should lead to research-based activities that benefit Brazilian and Norwegian research institutions, supply industry and end-clients within the petroleum sector. Scholarly publications are expected from the collaborative projects, in addition to project results that are relevant for implementation within the industry in both countries.
The grant resources will be conditioned to the specific processing flow of each of the Parties (i.e. Finep and the RCN). The sequence of this process is as follows: technical/scientific analysis, financial analysis and legal analysis, approval and contracting.

THEMATIC AREAS
The Parties are launching a call for proposals in the following priority areas relevant for the offshore petroleum industry:
 Environmental technology, including, but not limited to:
o Energy efficiency technology and reduction of greenhouse gases emission
o Reduction of environmental risk from offshore petroleum operations
o Oil spill preparedness
 Increased oil recovery (IOR), including, but not limited to:
o Mapping, release and transportation of immobile oil
o Reservoir and fluid characterization for improved volumetric sweep
o Optimized, combined methods for increased oil recovery
 Exploration
o Large-scale integrated geologic and geophysical modelling
o Geophysical methods for data acquisition
 Cost-efficient drilling and intervention, including, but not limited to:
o Drilling automation
o Technology and knowledge for increasing the number of drilled production wells
o Completion systems for IOR
o Increased safety and reduction of environmental impact from drilling operations
 Production, processing and transport technologies, including, but not limited to:
o Subsea power supply and distribution
o Multiphase pipeline flow and flow assurance
o Fluid characterization – mechanics and management of produced water
o Integrity management and monitoring, including sensors for control and early failure detection

Finep and the RCN will use their own financial instruments to support the participants in the project, according to their norms, which can be found at http://www.finep.gov.br and http://www.forskningsradet.no.
The funding from Finep and the RCN will be in the form of grants.
Finep will fund the Brazilian applicants and the Brazilian project partners eligible for public support. Likewise, the RCN will fund the Norwegian applicants and the Norwegian project partners eligible for public support.

In Brazil: Financial support for each of the applicants will be given according to Finep’s established conditions up to the global limit of R$ 10.000.000,00 (ten million reais).

In Norway: The RCN, represented by PETROMAKS 2, will allocate up to NOK 20 million for this joint call.

Finep and the RCN will use their own respective procedures for evaluating the proposals, but will use criteria in line with the following list: 

  • Research level 
  • Scientific merit 
  • Qualification of the executing staff 
  • Implementation plan and resources parametrization 
  • Relevance and benefits to the business and the industry 
  • International cooperation 
  • Dissemination and results communication 
  • Relevance of the proposal to the call

The applicants in Brazil and Norway will submit separate proposals to Finep and the RCN, respectively, and each agency will follow its usual processing flow. This includes the technical, financial and legal analysis, approval and contracting.
After Finep and the RCN have conducted their separate evaluations of the submitted proposals, the representatives of the two agencies will meet to decide upon which projects to fund in both countries.

The goal for both countries is to compose a portfolio of projects.

Applicants are encouraged to direct any questions about the work programme, this call for proposals and any guidelines and requirements to the programme’s contact persons:

In Brazil / Finep – Cristiane Abreu : edital_finep_rcn@finep.gov.br
In Norway / The RCN, PETROMAKS 2  – Andreas Q. Nielsen: aqn@rcn.no

NTNU Ocean Week 2018 / 7-9 May Oceans in Change

Program:

As the world’s population grows, so does the need for food, new energy resources, new blue technologies & jobs while keeping our oceans clean.
How can Blue Technology contribute? What is Norway’s role as a Sea Nation?
What are the latest advances in: Aquaculture; Deep Sea Mining; Surveillance of Oceans; Autonomous Ships…?

Workshop:

The only way to solve the plastic waste problem of the world is by taking action and by doing it now. Join the workshop on Plastic in Ocean on May 9th, and maybe you will play a part in taking the world one step closer to a solution!

Show your interest by registering before April 20. Selected students will get a free pass for May 8 & 9.

Registration:

OPEN from February 9 to April 27.

Tickets – DEADLINE APRIL 27

Main Venue: Clarion Hotel & Congress. Brattørkaia 1, Trondheim, Norway.

Venue 2: Parallel session 4, Tuesday & Wednesday – Maritime Robotics. Brattørkaia 11, Trondheim, Norway.

For more informations visit the site https://www.ntnu.edu/ocean-week/speakers

 

2nd Workshop on Ship Dismantling – SOBENA EVENT

The Shipbuilding and Offshore Industry is in search of new opportunities facing the crisis that affects our country. The Shipyards are actually idle due to the lack of construction demands. Thus, two activities appear on the horizon: ship repairs and decommissioning, also called dismantling or recycling. We will address the last issue that is new to the Brazilian market, and still required technical and feasibility assessments. The decommissioning might be applied to vessels or platforms that are reaching end of life.

In the world, between 700 to 800 vessels are dismantled every year, 50% of which are medium to large, and the majority of these cases occur in India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Pakistan and China. Unfortunately, that often lead to social and environmental issues.

However, this framework is changing in face of the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) through the Hong Kong Convention (HKC-2009) and by the European Union through the Ship Recycling Regulation (SRR-2013). The SRR was based on the HKC, but included additional requirements in terms of safety and environment. One of the main requirements is that ships can only be shipped for recycling in EU certified facilities. It opens a space for Brazilian shipyards and for the productive chain of this segment.

In Brazil, it is estimated that about 67 ships of various sizes would be fit for dismantling today and another 69 would be out of their cycle in the next ten years.

Based on these premises, the SOBENA – Brazilian Society of Naval Engineering, decided to set up a Technical Committee to develop a Workshop on ship dismantling to be held on 2018, May 29, in Rio de Janeiro. The latest innovations and technologies in this new field of this activity are going to be discussed in this occasion.

 

More  information :

https://sites.google.com/view/sobena-desmontenavios2018/o-evento-the-event

 

GCE SUBSEA Breakfast Seminar – Market Update Brazil

In collaboration with DNB GCE SUbsea invites you to a breakfast seminar that will provide an exclusive update on the market and business environment in Brazil, the world’s largest subsea market.

Time: Thursday 24 May 2018, 08:30 – 10:00

DNB, Solheimsviken, Bergen Leading actors Statoil and Aker Solutions, who both have significant operations in Brazil will tell us about current and planned projects, and supplier opportunities. DNB will talk about doing financial transactions in Brazil and give us a short update on local content rules and issues related to the corruption scandal. We will also learn from an SMB with Norwegian and Brazilian ties.

Programme

  • Statoil – status and plans, Brazil, Peggy Krantz-Underland, Statoil
  • Aker Solutions – status and plans, Brazil, Mauricio Nascimento, Aker Solutions
  • Business update, Brazil, Claudio Goulart de Andrade, DNB Brazil
  • Report from an SME project, TBA

Participation and Costs

The workshop is open for all and free of charge.

Registration

Register in the link or website by 23 May at 16.00.

Conctact Information

Kai Stoltz Business – Development Manager

E-mail: kai.stoltz@gcesubsea.no

Phone: +47 930 16 772

Department of Geoscience and Petroleum from NTNU supports our initiative!

The Depatment of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP-NTNU) joined our network.

Research, development and innovation

The main aim of the IGP research activities is to contribute to efficient and sustainable value creation based on geological resources.

More than 80 PhD candidates, 10 postdoctoral fellows, and 50 professors contribute to RD&I within three of the universities’ strategic research areas: energysustainability and oceans.

Innovation is central in all work in the department, both in teaching, research and dissemination. Both employees and students have established companies, registered patents and developed technology from research results at the department. The department has a unique and strong collaboration with most geoscience and petroleum companies in Norway, making the department a unique collaborative environment between academia and industry

The Department has six research groups:

Engineering Geology

Geology 

Geophysics

Mineral production and HSE

Reservoir engineering and petrophysics

Well construction and production systems

Sigbjørn Sangesland has been active during the November Conference and is our main contributor from NTNU IGP.

 

 

MMC Green Technology company is the DSEMCluster new partner.

MMC Green Technology was established in 2010 as a spin off in the MMC group of companies. The mission was to establish a company focusing on environmental protective solutions for the maritime industry, the upcoming BWM convention and MMCs experience from water treatment systems was the main reason for the timing.

MMC Green Technology consists of employees with very long experience from several other companies in the Norwegian Maritime Cluster.

By knowledge about the high demands in maritime operations they aim to give to customers the best service at all time.

Innovation trough process knowledge

 

Håvard Gjelseth is the managing Director at MMC Green Technology AS. He worked as design Manager – Control System Software at Rolls-Royce Marine DMSS and at ODIM AS. He was engineer and Owner at Visimo AS.

 

Our network is growing in Norway!

After the positive experience with Octio experts onboard the Deep Vision Vessel at Storegga, and following the GCE Subsea advice, Gravitude AS company has become one of our main partner in Norway.

Gavitude AS is part of Octio Gravitude Company wich  provides flexible geophysical monitoring services, tailored to optimally fit every specific project. OCTIO’s services are complete, covering all the steps required to convert geophysical data into value for our clients. OCTIO performs geophysical studies to define overall monitoring strategies, plans and executes operations and provides support to integrate data in interpretation workflows.

OCTIO’s main services are: Offshore seismic monitoring, Survey based 4D gravity and seafloor subsidence monitoring and Geophysical consulting.

More info on the website www.octio.com

 

2018 will be a year of unprecedented action on the ocean with the multi-stakeholder cooperation.

The oceans have huge potential when it comes to meeting the world’s need for resources and creating jobs and economic and social development. We will be able to realise this potential only with sustainable growth in ocean-based industries.

The growing global population means that the world needs more resources and services from the oceans, such as food, energy, medicines, minerals and transport. Is necessary to increase international awareness of the fact that sustainable use of the oceans and the maintenance of good environmental status can lead to significant value creation.

Norway can share experience of combining conservation and use of marine resource on ocean. International efforts in this field, will enable a concrete contribution to the efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Brazil’s O&G industry is supposed to be one of the main in the world in the next couple of years.. After years of mismanagement, there are signs that Brazil’s oil sector is about to change, and the world is on the cusp of witnessing the emergence of a Latin American petroleum superpower. A combination of reforms, including a formalized bidding process, relaxed local content rules, and the elimination of Petrobras’ exclusive rights to operate in the pre-salt area have made it far more appealing for foreign oil companies to invest in Brazil’s energy sector. This, in conjunction with firmer oil prices, falling lifting costs, and high demand for the commercially appealing light sweet crude produced from the pre-salt area has stimulated considerable interest among foreign businesses.

Brazil is ready to provide all the necessary infrastructure for any foreign enterprises that will work in E & P, logistics, refining and marketing, to generate wealth for the nation. Brazil needs to continue to grow in partnership with the world, mainly with Norway.

Norway already has a reputation as a leader in ocean industry and will continue to work on the importance of the ocean economy for sustainable development. Throughout generations, the ocean-based industries have demonstrated an amazing ability for conversion, innovation and technology development.

In Central Norway we find an outstanding marine research environment that, together with companies and authorities, has achieved the world’s first test area for autonomous ships. The marine technology industry is a leader in shipping, shipping, offshore oil and gas, and fisheries and aquaculture.

The sea is much more than just jobs and new growth. The ocean will also be crucial in solving several of our foremost global challenges. By 2050 it is expected that the world’s population counts more than 9 billion people. A rapidly increasing population will increase demand for both food and energy. At the same time, global emissions of greenhouse gases must be significantly reduced to avoid the greatest harmful effects of climate change. In the next few decades, oil and gas will be very important energy carriers, but the sea as a source of renewable energy will also be important in the face of climate challenges. Shipping is essentially an energy-efficient transport option for freight transport, and we can in future access new natural resources such as minerals and metals from the seabed. Seabed habitat maps made using broad-scale physical environmental data, such as depth, submarine terrain and water temperature, are important to help predict patterns in marine biodiversity where biological records are either poor or lacking. Prioritising which parts of the ocean most require protection depends on scientific information to help decide upon the size and location of  Marine Protected Areas. Many companies collect data. But not all of them understand how to assemble the pieces into a clear picture of their customer. Master this data is vital for both organization and customers to benefit from it.

One of the major challenges facing the future is to balance the need for increased production with a demand for stronger protection of the marine resource base. Norway must ensure sustainable development in the maritime areas in cooperation with other countries. It is an ambition that Norway takes an international leadership role in important maritime issues. Norway has a strong interest in securing healthy and productive world seas and working in foreign and development policy.

DSEMCluster and the UNGlobal Goal 17: Multi-stakeholder partnerships
  • Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
  • Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships