Energy for the future


The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Research Council of Norway invite to the Seminar

Energy for the future

Access to energy is important in all areas of society and the demand for energy is continuously increasing all over the world. Environmental and climate challenges require a rapid transition to production and use of renewable energy resources. However, at the same time the world will depend on fossil fuels for many years. 

The seminar will present and discuss topics for future research collaboration between Brazilian and Norwegian institutions within production, distribution and use of energy. The topics that will be covered are (among other things): production and storage of renewable energy, how renewable energy will change the energy landscape, development of new systems for efficient distribution and use of energy, and new technology for environment friendly offshore production of oil&gas.

September, 21, 2016 – 9am to 4pm

Venue: FAPESP – Rua Pio XI, 1500 – Alto da Lapa – São Paulo

For registration, please sign up here.  (IMPORTANT: Registrations for the parallel session 2 are no longer available.)






Opening session

Opening remarks
MoU Signature between FAPESP and The Research Council of Norway  
Rectors Session


Coffee break


Parallel session 1, part I: “The Evolving Energy Landscape and Renewable Energy Sources”

Moderator: Mari Sundli Tveit, Rector, NMBU

Morten Dæhlen, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UiO: “The Evolving Energy Landscape” PDF

Albert Cordeiro Geber de Melo, Director, CEPEL: “Renewable Energy Sources in Brazil and Integration Aspects” PDF

Olav Bjarte Fosso, Director of NTNU’s Strategic Research Area Energy: “Renewable Energy Sources and their Integration”

Edson H. Watanabe, Director, COPPE: “Renewable Energy Research at COPPE/UFRJ” PDF

Helge K. Dahle, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UiB: “Decarbonizing the Energy Market through Use of the Surface” PDF

Gilberto Jannuzzi, Professor, UNICAMP: “Energy Planning in Brazil: Roles for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies” PDF

Knut Arne Karslen, CEO, Umoe Bioenergy: “The world´s greenest car fleet”..  PDF


Parallel session 2: “New Uses for Oil and Gas Technology”

IMPORTANT: Registrations for the parallel session 2 are no longer available.

Moderator: Egil Tjaland, Head of Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics, NTNU 

Integrated operations

Sthener Rodrigues Vieira-Campos, Petrobras: “IO in Petrobras”

Vidar Hepsø, NTNU:IO in the Energy Sector” PDF

David B. Cameron, UiO/SIRIUS: “Scalable Access to Big Data and Relevance for the Energy Sector” PDF

Ismael Santos, Cenpes/Petrobrás: “Big Data Research and Applications in Petrobras”

Hans Petter Hildre, NTNU:Demanding Maritime Operations: Integrated Training” PDF

Technology transfer to other applications

Trygve Kristiansen, NTNU:Marine Constructions, Applications to Offshore Wind and Aquaculture” PDF

Pål J. From, NMBU:On the Use of Experiences from Oil and Gas Projects in Other Applications” PDF

Ramon Costa, UFRJ: “Underwater Robotics and Other Application Areas”

Ingrid Schjølberg, NTNU:Underwater Technology, Applications to Aquaculture and Deep Sea Mining




Parallel session 1, part II: “The Evolving Energy Landscape and Renewable Energy Sources – National Initiatives in Norway and Brazil”

Moderator: Rune Volla, Director of Department for Energy, RCN

Potential for future collaboration with Norwegian environmentally-friendly Energy Research Centres (FME) and initiatives

Mari Sundli Tveit, NMBU: FME Bioenergy PDF

Olav Bjarte Fosso, NTNU: FME Hydro Power PDF

Morten Dæhlen, UiO: FME SolarPDF

Helge K. Dahle, UiB:Wind Power and Carbon Capture” PDF

Glaucia Mendes Souza, FAPESP: “Bioenergy Research Program, BIOEN and USP”  PDF


Parallel session 2, part II: “Oil and Gas Related Research”

IMPORTANT: Registrations for the parallel session 2 are no longer available.

Moderator: Egil Tjåland, Head of Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics, NTNU

Julio Meneghini, USP: “Oil and Gas Research Topics” PDF

Ritske S. Huismans, UiB: “Reservoir Characterisations and Modelling with Application to both Oil and Gas and Geothermal Energy” PDF

Claudio Riccomini / Renato Paes de Almeida, USP: “Integrated Sedimentary Basin Studies and Exploration” PDF

Ricardo Trindade, USP: “Passive Margin Structure Constrained by Geophysical Studies”  PDF

Andrea Achoa, Statoil: "Statoil's view on academic cooperation"


Coffee break


Closing plenary session: “The Way Forward: Potential for Brazil-Norway Collaboration on Energy for the Future”


Anne Christine Johannesen, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, UiB

Glaucia Mendes Souza, USP/FAPESP

Moderators of parallel sessions will draw conclusions. 


End of seminar 

Official language: English (simultaneous translation will not be provided)



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