Hege Kverneland, CTO at National Oilwell Varco.

December 05th

Big data breakthrough

National Oilwell Varco has collected data from its equipment for years, but only recently made real use of it.

December 05th

Data Highway workshop

Opportunities presented by data sharing were discussed in greater detail in a Data Highway workshop.

December 05th

Big interest for secure sharing of data

Close to 60 people, representing 25 companies, gathered in Kristiansand to learn more about secure ways to share data.

December 04th

Negotiated necessary funding for MIL

Budget negotiations secured final MNOK 30 for Mechatronics Innovation Lab.

GCE Node Events

Center for Offshore Mechatronics

Center for Offshore Mechatronics is an 8-year long research program aimed to develop autonomous operation and condition monitoring of topside drilling systems.


Mechatronics Innovation Lab

The Mechatronics Innovation Lab fills a void in the Norwegian innovation system. There is a need for more pilot-testing, not only in the oil and gas industry.


Future Robotics

Several industry clusters in Agder are familiar with robots. Increased use of robots and automation could see more jobs, previously outsourced to low-cost countries, return to Norway.