An Ocean of Opportunities – Ocean Industry and Technology Seminar

The ocean economy will be a main contributor for future growth. The coexistence of different sectors in the same element is a key to long-term sustainable operations. Bringing together technologies, experiences and mindsets from the O&G industry, fishery, aquaculture and other emerging ocean technologies will be essential topics of this seminar.


Wednesday, 8 November 2017 Start Time: 08:15
End Time: 17:00


Sistema FIRJAN - Auditorium 2nd floor

Avenida Graça Aranha, 01
Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro



45 minutes

Welcome Coffee and Registration


1 hour

An Ocean of Opportunities

Present and discuss the Brazilian and Norwegian approach to the Ocean space and how the different industries can cooperate in a profitable and sustainable way.

Consul General Sissel Hodne SteenConsul GeneralRoyal Norwegian Consulate General
Welcome Words
Mr. Carlos Mariani BittencourtVice PresidentFIRJAN
Ambassador Nils GunnengAmbassadorRoyal Norwegian Embassy
A Strategical Approach to the Ocean Space, the Brazilian and Norwegian Perspectives
Ms. Ingvil Smines Tybring- GjeddeDeputy MinisterNorwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
Ocean Economies 2030 – The Challenging Possibilities
Mr. Tore AunaasVice President Environmental TechnologySINTEF Ocean


2 hours

An Ocean of Changes – Perspectives and Trends

Present the landscape of the market. Business opportunities and how the operators and suppliers will act as drivers for technology transformation.

Mr. Rachid FelixPresidentNorwegian Brazilian Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Veronica CoelhoVice PresidentStatoil
Mr. Ricardo SerafimVice President Customer Management BrazilAker Solutions
Mr. Marcelo XavierVice PresidentSubsea 7
Ms. Carla LacerdaBrazil - President / Country ManagerExxonMobil
Ms. Karine FragosoManager Oil, Gas and MaritimeFIRJAN
Maritime Market Technology Outlook
Mr. Knut ØvrebøVice PresidentOdfjell
Mr. José EliasManaging DirectorTeekay
Mr. Marcelo MartinsDirectorCBO
Mr. Felipe MeiraManaging DirectorSolstadFarstad


1 hour and 30 minutes



1 hour and 30 minutes

An Ocean of Potentials

Present the potential business in the short and long term. What is really happening? Case presentation from Norwegian and Brazilian companies already working cross industries in the Ocean space. How the competence from one well established area within O&G can be implemented in other segments such as Aquaculture and Offshore Renewables.

Mr. Kjetil SolbrækkeSenior Vice PresidentRystad Energy
Mr. Peter DueDirector AutonomyKongsberg Maritime
Mr. Karsten SaethreHead of South America and Senior Vice PresidentDNB
Mr. Paulo de Tarso T. EsperançaExecutive DirectorCOPPE/UFRJ - LabOceano
Mr. Owe HagesætherCEOGCE Subsea
Mr. Peter DueDirector AutonomyKongsberg Maritime


30 minutes

Coffee Break


1 hour and 20 minutes

An Ocean of Green Solutions

Present and discuss how the different players and industries that explore the Ocean resources can positively impact each other and contribute to a more sustainable operation of the Ocean space.

Mr. Haakon LorentzenChairmanGroup Lorentzen
Mr. Stephane DezaunayCountry ManagerPGS
Mr. Erik IanssenNCE Maritime Cleantech
Mr. Maurício FragosoManaging PartnerProoceano
Mr. Thiago MartinsGeneral ManagerREMOTECK
Mr. Rodrigo MedeirosVice PresidentConservation International
Mr. Stephane DezaunayCountry ManagerPGS
Mr. Ernst MeyerExecutive Vice PresidentDNV GL Maritime


10 minutes

Closing Remarks

Mr. Pedro SpadaleManager FIRJAN InternationalFIRJAN


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