The Norwegian technology strategy for the petroleum sector was established in 2001 in order to identify technology prioritizations and to ensure efficient and eco-friendly petroleum activities on the Norwegian continental shelf. The document has undergone revision every five years, with the latest revision being released at the OG21 Forum late November.
The 10 technology priorities outlined in the strategy are:
- Improved energy efficiency: More efficient energy production and reduced energy consumption.
- Zero emissions of greenhouse gases; Renewable power to offshore installations, electricity from shore, CO2 storage, CO2 use for enhanced oil recovery as well as alternative and cost-effective value chains for hydrocarbons.
- Protection of the external environment: Reduction of operational discharges, better management of safety barriers and minimize impacts of spills.
- Subsurface understanding; Better understanding of geology and reservoirs.
- Drilling efficiency and P&A: More effective well construction and plugging and abandonment.
- Production optimization: Process, downhole and intervention technology that increases regularity, availability and production of wells and installations.
- Improved subsea and unmanned systems: Reduce overall development costs and expand opportunity space for subsea and unmanned production systems.
- Enhanced oil recovery: Increase the production of mobile oils and enable the production of immobile oils.
- Digitization: Enabling automation, autonomy and ICT technologies.
- High North: Specific challenges in opened areas of the Norwegian part of the Barents Sea, including shallow reservoirs, carbonates, long distances, logistics and protection of the environment.
If you have questions or inquiries regarding OG21, please contact Marit Dolmen, RD&I Manager at GCE NODE.