GLOBOIL and SIVAC at Norway Brazil weeks

In late 2018, researchers from TIK's oil & gas related projects GLOBOIL and SIVAC participated in the Norway Brazil Weeks.

View of Rio de Janeiro from the Residence of the Consul General of Norway, which held a networking event for institutions and companies participating in the Norway Brazil Weeks.

Day 1: Networking event

Networking barbeque at the Residence of the Consul General of Norway in Rio de Janeiro, Sissel Hodne Steen, co-organised by the Consulate and Innovation Norway. We had the chance to meet the participants from Norwegian companies and institutions participating at the Norway Brazil Weeks conference. There were participants from the oil and gas industry and Norwegian Universities.

Day 2-3: The VI conference

Prof. Taran Thune had the key note speech where she presented results from the SIVAC project.

The VI November conference as part of Norway Brazil Weeks was held at the Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas in Rio de Janeiro.

This year was the 6th edition of the conference which aims to bring together researchers and industrial practitioners from Norway and Brazil to present and discuss their ongoing and potential bilateral research, innovation and educational projects. This year the focus was on how energy research can respond to the driving forces for transformation - digital, environmental and social.


Antonio Botelho compares experiences in the oil and gas industry.

Antonio Botelho, who was part of the SIVAC project and now also the GLOBOIL project, also had a presentation and exposed the Brazilian experience of the oil and gas industry in comparison to the Norwegian one.

There was a joint discussion during the Q&A session, as well as key note speeches from Johan Hustad (NTNU), Aly Brandenburg (Shell Brazil) and Ivan Oliveira (CBPF).



After parallel sessions on Exploration and Geosciences and Materials Technology with presentations from academics and practitioners, the day was concluded with a networking dinner in the Botafogo area.

Day 3 consisted of 4 parallel sessions with interesting presentations from university and industry actors: Digitalization and Automation, Subsea Field Development, Environment and Improved Oil Recovery and Flow Assurance.

Day 4: Workshop at the Brazilian innovation and research agency

TIK organised a Workshop at the Brazilian innovation and research agency – Financiadora de Inovação e Pesquisa (FINEP). The title of the workshop was “2018 Brazil-Norway O&G innovation research workshop". The workshop targeted Brazilian researchers/academics, managers, policy and government officers interested in management, economics and policy research results and agenda of petroleum industry development in Brazil in a global perspective.

Chair Prof. Paulo Bastos Tigre, and the TIK researcher team consisting of Antonio Botelho, SIVAC leader Taran Thune, and GLOBOIL leader Helge Ryggvik.


The first session chaired by Prof. Paulo Bastos Tigre (Institute of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) was titled “Innovation collaboration, suppliers and operators”. Taran Thune gave a presentation titled Supplier Industry and Value Creation - new research on innovation in the Norwegian petroleum industry and the role of suppliers and received comments from Dr Breno Medeiros, a specialist on Energy Resources and Industries at Deloitte. The joint discussion after the two presentations was moderated by Milton Costa Filho.

Helge Ryggvik presents "The Norwegian oil and gas supply industry in hard times: innovation in global supply chains".

The second session (“Collaboration for Upgrading and Innovation: National into Global Value Chains”) was chaired by Alfredo Renault (Superintendente, Superintendência de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico, Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis ANP).

Antonio Botelho gave the presentation on «Boosting collaborative upgrading in the Brazilian Oil and Gas Industry towards Global Value Chain Enhancement” and Helge Ryggvik gave a presentation with the title “The Norwegian oil and gas supply industry in hard times: innovation in global supply chains”.

A joint discussion after the two presentations was moderated by Dr. Telmo Ghiorzi (Director & Coordinator, R&D Working Group, Associação Brasileira das Empresas de Serviços de Petróleo ABESpetro).

Discussion following Botelho and Ryggvik's presentation.

The two sessions were followed by a joint discussion moderated by Maurício Alves Syrio (Project Superintendent Innovation Area 2, FINEP) and Rune Andersen (Innovation Norway).

The workshop concluded with a constructive discussion on how the Brazilian oil and gas ecosystem could improve their innovation capabilities by putting in practice some of the lessons learned from the Norwegian oil experience.


In the afternoon of the same day, Taran took part in The Blue Industries & DeepSea Conservation Round-Table organised as part of the VI November Conference.

Taran talked about diversification of the Norwegian petroleum supply firms from oil industry to new markets.

Taran Thune's presentation at The Blue Industries & DeepSea Conservation Round-Table.





Published Feb. 5, 2019 11:28 AM - Last modified Feb. 5, 2019 11:40 AM