Photo: Representatives from the Ministry, with Tina Bru, The Minister of Petroleum and Energy

The Norwegian Minister of Energy and Petroleum visited NORCE and OpenLab today, and was impressed by the infrastructure in combination with Ullrigg at Ullandhaug.

-"We contribute, among other things, by digitizing and automating the oil and gas sector. This leads to safer and more efficient energy production, as well as increased recovery, which in turn contributes to the lowest possible carbon footprint", says Executive Vice President of NORCE Energi, Aina Margrethe Berg.

OpenLab is of great importance for research and commercial businesses that delivers new technologies for automated / autonomous drilling. New technology has proven to significantly reduce the CO2 footprint from the industry, and the potential is significant in the future. NORCE is now seeking funds to expand the OpenLab infrastructure to offer field data and to extend the simulation capabilities towards reservoir simulation and towards geothermal energy and CO2 storage.

Who is using OpenLab:

  • University of Stavanger
  • NTNU
  • Aker BP
  • Maersk Drilling
  • Equinor
  • University of Calgary