Oil and Gas
Oil and Gas
Oil companies and the supplier industry are stamping their mark in earnest in the High North. Norut documents and analyzes the social consequences of the developments closely. Unmanned aircraft systems can play a significant role in environmental monitoring and emergency response. Norut has knowledge of both the operational challenges in the north, ice-related challenges on structures, the consequences of oil spills, oil-in-ice, natural gas as an energy source for local industry and the properties of various oil sorbents. Our competence is in demand from both oil companies and public authorities.
The government promises that the NORDSATSING initiative will be continued for a further three years, up to the end of 2016.
Norut is participating in a major ENI project to map the environmental impact of petroleum extraction in the Barents Sea.
“This is a red-letter day for the region, the application group and Norut,” says CEO Ivan C. Burkow when summing up the establishment of a national centre for petroleum research in the Arctic.
Norut is about to map the possibilities for an LNG plant in Narvik.
Here is an overview of the Norut scientists’ contribution to this year’s Arctic Frontiers.
Preparedness and technology for cleanups after oil spills has been in focus after several recent shipwrecks near the coast.
The Research Initiative for Northern Norway is becoming a great research initiative for Norut. Norut is participating in all five major initiatives for the next five years.
Norut Alta has used the final report "
Dette er Snøhvit" (This is Snøhvit) to put the finishing touches on the trail research of the local and regional social effects of the Snøhvit development.