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 Norwegian Board of Technology’s expert group recommends that Norway contributes to opening the airspace over the Arctic.
Norut is sending a delegation to Europe’s largest oil exhibition in Stavanger.
Roald Amundsen Petroleum Research (RAmP) was launched at the Arctic Frontiers conference this week.
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.