September 13, 2022

Press Release – i-Concept JIP Phase 2


Rio de Janeiro, September 13th, 2022

Deep Seed Solutions is proud to announce a contract signature for a Joint Industry Research and Technology Development Project named i-Concept JIP – Phase 2 with Repsol Sinopec Brasil, Shell Brasil Petróleo LTDA, and other Energy Companies.

Aligned with the strategic objectives of efficiency of capital projects, low carbon economy, and energy transition, the i-Concept JIP Phase 2 focuses on the development of applied computational modules to generate and rank a wide variety of offshore conceptual systems, addressing technologies to reduce carbon emissions and creating the foundations to simulate hybrid systems on the expert system FLOCO®, combining oil and gas production assets and green energy generation offshore systems.

As major work packages, the i-Concept JIP Phase 2 will address: i) Subsea Factory and Advanced Subsea Processing Systems; ii) Enhanced Oil Recovery by Injection of CO2; iii) Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS); and iv) Energy Transition.

In addition to the efficiency of the capital project already available through the Expert System FLOCO®, the i-Concept JIP Phase 2 will allow the Energy Companies to consider, still in the conceptual engineering phase, technologies to reduce their offshore carbon emissions, to support their challenging objectives of Net-Zero Emissions in a medium-term.

Besides the structured evaluation of an extensive range of archetypes and concepts that prioritizes economic indicators, i-Concept JIP Phase 2 extends the evaluation of the impact of emerging technologies when integrated with a range of different low-carbon energy systems in an offshore environment.” – Says Marcelo Andreotti, Research Manager in Production and Operations Facilities at Repsol Sinopec Brasil.
According to Diego Russo Juliano, Subsea Technology Manager at Shell Brasil Petróleo LTDA., “This i-Concept JIP Phase 2 is fully aligned with Shell Powering Progress Strategy, leveraging digital ways and R&D in our transition to Net-Zero”.

The previous phase of the i-Concept JIP project was one of the finalists for the ANP Technological Innovation Award 2020, an important event that recognizes and rewards results associated with R&D projects of interest to the oil, natural gas, and biofuels sector.

According to Leandro Basilio, CEO at Deep Seed Solutions, “It is a great satisfaction and a source of great pride for the entire team at Deep Seed Solutions to see the industry’s adoption of the technology we developed along with the Phase 1 of the i-Concept JIP and the continuation of the challenge with the Phase 2, allowing a synergic alignment of the efficiency of capital projects with the low carbon economy and the energy transition.

With the support of ANP – National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels of Brazil, the technology generated through this project will bring a great competitive advantage in the conceptual engineering process applied to the conceptual development of offshore energy provinces.

The complete list of Energy Companies supporting the i-Concept JIP Phase 2 can be found at “ANP – Painel Dinâmico de Projetos Iniciados – Regulamento Técnico nº 3/2015”, on the website of the ANP – National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels of Brazil.

About Deep Seed Solutions:
Deep Seed Solutions is an innovative organization, targeted at developing technologies applied to complex engineering processes. With a focus on the Energy Industry, the company is collaborating with the efficiency of capital projects, the low carbon economy, and the energy transition, through its strong expertise in digital transformation.

About Repsol Sinopec Brasil:
Repsol Sinopec Brasil is a pioneer in opening the E&P market and exploring the Brazilian pre-salt. The company is the third largest producer of oil and gas in the country in the private sector, with operations in Albacora Leste field, in the Campos Basin, and in Lapa and Sapinhoá fields – the third largest producing field in Brazil –, in the pre-salt layer of Santos Basin.

About Shell Brasil:
With 109 years in the country, Shell is an integrated energy company with participation in Upstream, in New Natural Gas Market, Trading, Research & Development and in the Development of Renewable Energies, with a business of commercialization in the free market and environmental products, Shell Energy Brasil. Here, fuel distribution is managed by the Raízen joint venture, which recently also acquired Shell Brasil’s Lubricant business.
The company works to meet the growing demand for energy in an economically, environmentally, and socially responsible way, evaluating trends and scenarios to respond to the challenge of the future of energy.