Development of joint courses and study program curriculum
This activity includes working out study plans and context of new joint courses and new study program curriculum during mutual visits of academic staff and industry partners from Brazil to Norway and from Norway to Brazil and by working together on-line. In 2019, this activity was implemented during a 4-month stay of one researcher from Petrobras at MUC, and a visit of two project participants from MUC to Rio. During the stay of the Brazilian project participant at MUC the following activities were implemented: development of study plan for two new joint courses Integrated Downstream Petroleum Logistics (LOG904-160, 2,5 ECTS) and Offshore Energy Logistics (a 2,5 ECTS module of 7,5 ECTS course LOG740), and a curriculum for the new MSc study program in Sustainable Energy Logistics (120 ECTS). During the work missions to Norway and to Brazil, two curricula for new joint courses were jointly worked out.
Development of new educational material
This activity in 2019 was implemented during the stay of Petrobras and PUC-Rio project participants at MUC. New teaching material was developed for courses Integrated Downstream Petroleum Logistics and Offshore Energy Logistics taught at MUC.
Dissemination activities: Publication and presentation of results
This activity in 2019 was implemented by development of project web-page at MUC, in total 10 presentations at scientific conferences, Future Leaders Forum of the World Petroleum Council, international Summer School, two workshops with energy companies and Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. In 2019 on the topic of the project was published one PhD and five MSc theses, results of research on the project topic was published in seven scientific papers and in one working paper.
Joint teaching and supervision
In 2019 this activity was implemented during the visits of project participants from Petrobras and PUC- Rio to MUC, and during the visit of project participants from MUC to Brazil. It included joint teaching of new course Integrated Downstream Petroleum Logistics at MUC, joint supervision of one PhD and 7 MSc students from MUC, and joint supervision of one PhD and 2 MSc students from PUC-Rio.
In 2019 this activity was implemented by giving 5 guest-lectures from Brazilian partners (in courses LOG730, LOG740, LOG904-116, two presentations for research group) and two guest-lectures from Equinor (in course LOG730 and for MSc students in Petroleum Logistics) at MUC, and 4 guest-lectures at PUC-Rio (1), FURJ (1) and Petrobras (2) from MUC in Brazil.
In 2019 this activity was implemented through one 5-months stay and one 3-months stay of two MSc students and a 3-months stay of one PhD student from PUC-Rio at MUC, and two 17-days visits of two MSc students and one two-weeks visit of one PhD student from MUC to Brazil.
The deviation from the project plan is in the number of students participating in mobility (2 MSc students instead of one planned to Norway, and 2 MSc students instead of one visiting Brazil) and mainly in the duration of mobility. PhD student from Brazil stayed 3 months instead of planned 6 in Norway, and MSc students from Brazil stayed 5 and 3 months instead of planned 4 months for each. PhD and MSc students from Norway stayed two weeks and 17 days in Brazil compared to planned 3 and two months. The number of students participating in mobility and the duration of stay abroad as it was planned in the project document cannot be fulfilled due to various reasons. There are: different starts of study year and semesters in Norway and in Brazil, reduction in total number of students in oil, gas and energy logistics at PUC-Rio and MUC, limited number of students interested and able to stay abroad, various study- and research time plans for students, accommodation and visa requirements for study in Norway, absence of student dormitory at PUC-Rio and quite expensive accommodation in the university area, and current safety issues in Brazil in general. In the revised work plan we try to be more flexible in student mobility planning.
To achieve project goals we plan shorter periods of stay in Norway for Brazilian students when visa and full semester accommodation is not required, sending more MSc students in the absence of PhD students, and providing more funds for students from Norway coming to Brazil for accommodation in safe areas.
This activity in 2019 included 4 research workshops (three seminars at MUC and one joint workshop with MUC, Equinor and Petrobras) organized during the stay of Brazilian guests at MUC, and 3 research workshops (one at PUC-Rio, one at FURJ and one at Petrobras) during the visit of Norwegian group to Brazil. MUC has also organized a joint research workshop with participation of both industry partners Petrobras and Equinor during the visit to Brazil.
Facilitation of student involvement in R&D projects with industry partners and involvement of industry partners in student projects
In 2019 this activity was implemented by involving 15 MSc and one PhD student from MUC and two MSc and one PhD student from PUC-Rio in R&D projects with industry partners in Norway and Brazil. Both industry partners were actively involved in the students’ projects providing formulation of research topics, data collection and necessary information, and constant advising. Co-supervision of students was performed during students’ visits to industry partners, Skype-meetings and participation in workshops with industry partners.
Workshops involving advisers or supervisors from industry partners
In 2019 this activity was implemented through giving 4 guest-lectures by advisers from industry partners for students at MUC, organizing one workshop for students at Equinor, several workshops for students at Petrobras, and many Skype-meetings for students with their supervisors and advisers from industry partners both in Norway and Brazil. During Petrobras representative’s stay at MUC, it was organized one workshop for students supervised by advisers from Petrobras.