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.
Norut Alta has prepared an impact assessment report about the impact that development of the Goliat oil field in the Barents Sea may have on Saami conditions in the region.
A joint research program has been launched by Discover Petroleum and Norut.
A quarter of the world's undiscovered petroleum resources can be located in the Arctic, which provides good reason to specialise in Arctic Technology.
Norut Research Scientist Trond Nilsen recently presented his doctoral dissertation at the University of Tromsø about oil companies' regional strategies.
Head of Project Sveinung Eikeland from Norut Alta has presented the status of the trail research of the Snøhvit development at ONS 2008 in Stavanger.
When an oil spill has occurred it is important to contain and recover the oil as quickly as possible. Norut Narvik has studied various sorbent materials.
Special skills are related to signal analysis and image processing, particularly related to:
Norut Technology is underway with the development of recipes for treatment of oil-contaminated soil with microbial action. The method is both cheaper and more effective than earlier treatment methods.