DABCO - Completed
Offshore Center Brazil will be the Danish entrance for knowledge and innovation activities towards the Brazilian offshore industry. The newly established center is a business cluster of over potentially +30 Danish companies within the oil and gas industry in Brazil.
For Brazil to advance this agenda, knowledge sharing amongst local SMEs and international competences, and building capacity is considered a must. Some basic elements must be present in the Brazilian SME supply chain, for the international oil companies to even consider Brazilian SMEs for their supplies, to a greater extent than legally obliged. These elements are internationally compliant standards of Health, Safety, Environment, Quality (HSEQ) as well as Training and Education. These focused elements as well as and a world-class maritime sector, are areas where Danish companies and universities are recognized leaders on a global scale. Knowledge transfer and cooperation between Danish and Brazilian companies and universities within these areas will be made a key focus.
This project also builds the bridge to cluster Offshore Center Brazil with relevant with a key university in Denmark involved as a partner. Local Brazilian university partners will be Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) supplying knowledge and techological development space (Parque tecnológico do Rio) for stimulating the interaction between university and companies working with innovation, including a number of companies working with oil & gas, such as Petrobras, Schlumberger, AmbiPetro among others. And the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio (PUC-Rio) which has large experience with international cooperation, counts with a technological institute and collaborates with Petrobras. Partnerships with such will be of interest for the Danish oil & gas sector penetrating the Brazilian market.
1) Specialized cluster meetings and know-how sharing
2) Offshore workshop for Offshore conference Denmark (Business)
3) Maritime for Offshore Conference Denmark (business)
4) Targeted small scale workshops on research and development (Denmark)
5) Pre-projects on Brazil offshore collaboration
6) Fieldtrips for Brazil offshore activities
A formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) will be agreed and signed between the two organizations during a visit made to Brazil in September 2012.
Project start, project manager start up planning and contact with Offshore Center Brazil.
Kickoff project meeting with Offshore Center Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.
Establish general folder of Information and Marketing strategy on “Why Danish Offshore Technology in Brazil?”. Folder to be ready by mid-November in time for Cluster meetings.
Preliminary plans for B2B networking conference OGIB June (timing may be modified according to other events/activities) in Rio de Janeiro. Marketing the event for Danish and Brazilian offshore companies.
Plans for Field trip in February.
Field trip Brazil + research network meeting
Internal Cluster Meetings with Offshore Center Brazil, Brazils Ministry of Science & Education, National oil company Petrobras, selected educational institutions and companies in Brazil and Brazilian regional network organizations including FIRJAN (Federation of the Industries of Rio de Janeiro state) and similar.
Detailed planning Danish-Brazilian B2B networking event – kick-off event on Danish/Brazilan offshore commercial and R&D Network, with official invitations to a broad array of stakeholders across the private and public spheres across the pan South-American region.
Executing Danish-Brazilian B2B networking event
Follow-up of meetings and gathering of feedback from stakeholders for strategic planning and improvement.
Defining next steps for project partners to proceed with for execution after closing the project period.
Project ends, with formalization of memorandum-of-understanding (MOUs) between Offshore Center Danmark, Offshore Center Brazil, and regional networking organizations in Brazil. Within selected areas it will be the aim to front areas of collaboration within research, innovation & education (to be established by relevant stakeholders during the course of this project).
A thorough insight to the potential and possibilities of the Brazilian Oil & Gas market has been established during the project. Also some pitfalls and lessons learned from Danish companies have been mapped out.
The main activities are given below:
• Offshoreenergy.dk participated in a seminar 25th June 2013 on Brazil held by DI. Participants were able to meet Petrobras to learn and understand the potential of the offshore industry and how to do business with Brazil/Petrobras.
• Two workshops on brazil held in Esbjerg on 24th September with participation of 13 companies.
• From 5th – 9th May 2014 Offshoreenergy.dk went on a field trip to Santos, Brazil on invitation from Petrobras and The city of Santos to discuss the possibilities of closer cooperation and the opportunities for Danish companies engagement in the development and operation of the pre-salt region offshore Santos.
Based on these initial activities it is concluded there is a strong interest from Brazil in general to cooperate with Danish companies. More specific the city of Santos and the regional office of Petrobras in Santos has a true wish to build a close relationship to Danish suppliers and institutions within the offshore sector. A trip to Brazil will be arranged by Offshoreenergy.dk for its members to visit the city of Santos, InnovaSantos and Petrobras in order to establish network and relations between Danish and Brazilian companies and institutions. These activities will be done in a newly established project piggybacking on the experiences gained under this DABCO project.