Hirdan Katarina de Medeiros Costa


RCGI Deputy Director of the Energy Policy & Economics Programme / RCGI Project Coordinator

University of São Paulo / IEE - Institute of Energy and Environment

Phone: +55 11 9 6373 2483


Hirdan Katarina de Medeiros Costa is lawyer, consultant and professor. She has been working in energy sector since 2004. Hirdan is bachelor in Law, her undergrad background is Petroleum Law from the University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil). At that time, she wrote her monograph on Joint operating agreements in the Brazilian oil upstream sector where she explored international model of contracts in the Brazilian reality after the market opened for foreign investor in 1997. Also, she have been published papers published in Events, Conferences Books and International Journals. Moreover, she has a Master Degree on Energy Issues from the University of Sao Paulo and her thesis focused on the Regulation of Natural Gas. She is PhD on Energy Issues and her thesis focused in Oil Brazilian royalties system.

She is Postdoctor in sustainability from School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities at University of Sao Paulo. She holds an MS in Law from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA. She was Visiting Researcher at University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman (2008-2009). Also, she was Visiting Researcher PRH04 / ANP / MCTI / IEE / USP (2013-2016).  Currently, Hirdan is Collaborating Professor at Energy Program, University of Sao Paulo’s Institute of Energy and Environment ( PPGE / IEE / USP ), Coordinator of Projects 21 and 42 of CEPID / SHELL E & P Brazil / FAPESP Energy Policy and Economics Program, Deputy Director of CEPID / SHELL E & P Brazil / FAPESP Energy Policy and Economics Program,  Postdoctoral Fellow from Energy Program at University of Sao Paulo.