National Oilwell Varco has collected data from its equipment for years, but only recently made real use of it.
Opportunities presented by data sharing were discussed in greater detail in a Data Highway workshop.
Close to 60 people, representing 25 companies, gathered in Kristiansand to learn more about secure ways to share data.
Budget negotiations secured final MNOK 30 for Mechatronics Innovation Lab.
Center for Offshore Mechatronics is an 8-year long research program aimed to develop autonomous operation and condition monitoring of topside drilling systems.
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.
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.