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

 

 

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