The Technology Press Trip continued in Trondheim for more company visits before departing to the next city, Ålesund. This year, the following medias are represented:
- Brasil Energia – monthly magazine focused on the Brazilian energy sector, including business, engineering, technology, regulations and market. Envoy: Felipe Ribeiro. Webpage: www.editorabrasilenergia.com.
- Diário de Pernambuco – main newspaper distributed in the State of Pernambuco. The newspaper covers a broad range of topics, with special focus on politics and economy in the region. Envoy: Augusto Freitas. Webpage: www.diariodepernambuco.com.br.
- Portos e Navios – monthly magazine focused on the Brazilian maritime industry, including business, engineering, technology, regulations and market. Envoy: Rosângela Vieira. Webpage: www.portosenavios.com.br.
- A Tribuna – main newspaper distributed in Santos, State of São Paulo. The newspaper covers a broad range of topics, with special focus on economy, industry and the port of Santos. Envoy: Lucas Krempel. Webpage: www.atribuna.com.br.
On the second day of the trip, the group visited PetroStreamz, Teekay Petrojarl and Maritime Robotics. More about the visit to Ålesund and Bergen will be published in the coming days.
Optimization of field production
PetroStreamz is a software engineering company specialized in modelling software integration and asset optimization. Its technology can indicate how much it should be produced from each well in order to maximize the field production.
The company is active in Brazil for approximately 10 years. The first project in the country was in Urucu field, located in the Amazon rain forest, in 2005. PetroStreamz works with Inventure Management in Brazil and plans to have a new subsidiary operating from January 2015. In addition, the company has offices in Houston and Dubai.
PetroStreamz’ software Pipe-It can graphically and computationally integrate models and optimize petroleum assets on any operating system. The versatile Streamz technology manages the complex oil and gas streams processed by models making up an integrated asset. The competitive advantage of Pipe-It is the compatibility and possibility to integrate different software, whereas other software providers are only able to integrate their only systems.
Pipe-It can be used by an individual engineer, by a discipline group such as reservoir modelers, or by an entire asset. Current Pipe-It users include large oil companies like Statoil and Petrobras, smaller oil companies like Edison, and consultancy companies like PERA. Pipe-It is provided for free for universities, smaller consultancy companies and research organizations.
Leading FPSO supplier and operator in the North Sea
Teekay Petrojarl supplies and operates floating production, storage and offloading units under long-term contract; three on the Norwegian shelf, four on the UK Continental shelf, and three off the coast of Brazil. The company is market leader in the North Sea and the world’s fourth largest player in this market segment.
Teekay Petrojarl has three offices in Brazil, which is one of the two major markets for the company. It has delivered three FPSOs to Petrobras: Piranema Spirit, Petrojarl Cidade de Itajaí and Petrojarl Cidade de Rio das Ostras.
Petrojarl Cidade de Itajaí was built in Jurong shipyard, in Espírito Santo. The first oil was obtained in March 2013, and its oil production ranges between 68,000 and 80,000 boe. The project was the first joint venture with the Brazilian EPC company Odebrecht.
Unmanned vehicles for harsh operations and oil spill monitoring
Maritime Robotics is a leading provider of innovative unmanned solutions for maritime operations in harsh environments. With technology developed in close collaboration with civilian, governmental and military partners, the company delivers technologies and products that are operated unmanned in the air and on the surface, collecting data ranging from air to subsea.
The OceanEye provides 24/7 maritime aerial surveillance to locate, monitor and respond to oil spills. The weather-proof, helium-filled balloon carries a triple-sensor unit capable of producing high resolution day and night imagery and geo-location coordinates with embedded AIS receiver. The OceanEye is tethered to an OSRV and the sensor unit locates the oil spill and transmits data wirelessly to the base unit.
Moreover, Maritime Robotics manufactures USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle) systems, that eliminate risk and save costs for maritime data aquisition in the surface zone. There are applications for USV systems in nearly any application where boats are being used today, but the best potential identified at the moment is within military/govermental applications as well as within geophysical exploration and environmental monitoring. Data acquisition can be conducted automatically in a 24/7 operational time-frame.
The USV can be equipped with a variety of surface and sub-surface sensors/payload types such as: EO/IR camera, radars, oceanographic instruments, hydroacoustic positioning systems, echo sounders (single and multibeam) and sonar systems etc. The sub-surface sensors can be mounted through a 300mm moon-pool in the mid area of the craft, and an elevator mechanism for sinking and lowering the sensor under the hull can also be installed.