Norwegian University Of Science And Technology News

(Photo: Ocean Infinity)

Ocean Infinity Launches Large-scale Ocean Study

Subsea technology and data company Ocean Infinity said it is partnering with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to undertake a long term program of marine environmental scientific research onboard its’ vessels.Currently underway, this long term study will lead to the creation of the world’s largest body of physical samples from the deep ocean. The material gathered, which will be made available to scientists and academics, will contribute to providing a base line study of deep sea ecosystems. The information obtained from the samples will contribute to better understan

Saipem’s Hydrone R – in the flesh and ready for real world testing. Image from Saipem.

MTR100: Five "Ones to Watch"

operations. It’s the subsea docking station (SDS) for Equinor’s underwater intervention drone concept (UiD – a name trademarked by Equinor). Two have so far been built, with one now installed in 365m water depth offshore Trondheim, at an open test lab run by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and another due to be installed at the Aasgard field offshore Norway, following a detour to Sweden, where it was trailed with a Saab Seaeye Sabertooth AUV. Equinor not only outsourced the creation of these SDSs, but it’s also making the design freely available &ndash

Saab Seaeye’s Sabertooth AUV (Photo from Saab Seaeye)

Seaspace Race Underway at Saab Subsea Docking Demo

firm Eelume’s snake-robot on a tether.Another SDS – the first built – is now installed in 365 meters water depth offshore Trondheim, following trials in the DORA facility there, as part of the autonomous underwater technology laboratory test facility run by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).During the demonstration event at Motala, Helge Sverre Eide, business manager, Blue Logic, said, “To maximize use of drones, we need to change the way we work and the way we think. If you have made that investment, the work it does is then free.”Ioseba Tena

Co-author Arnfinn Nergaard.

Book Review: Getting Down to It; 50 Years of Subsea Success in Norway

Museum Kristin Øye Gjerde.Nergaard was perhaps destined for a career involving the sea, having been born and raised on the island of Smøla  not far from the Haltenbanken. His original career choice was naval architecture. However, after completing his degree at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU ), or NTU (the Norwegian Institute of Technology) as it was in 1972, he saw the emergence of a new industry, petroleum exploration, and went on to complete an MSc and then a PhD in petroleum technology and applied geophysics, also at NTNU. In fact, he’s the first Norwegian

Tore Erntsen (Photo: Proserv)

Proserv Names Erntsen as CTO

over the subsea controls business of Weatherford and he has been at the forefront of the core commitment to technological innovation, and its application, providing leading edge solutions for global customers.Erntsen  holds an MSc in engineering and ICT, which he gained at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and he commenced his career in research and development (R&D) with German conglomerate Siemens. He has also worked for SICOM as a senior software developer and development manager.Speaking after his promotion, Erntsen said, “One of my key goals is to work with our team

Gunnar Bovim (NTNU), Alexandra Bech Gjørv (SINTEF) and Anders Bjarklev (DTU) signed an agreement to work together on offshore wind. Photo: John Ivar F. Eidsmo, SINTEF

Scandinavian Cooperation on Offshore Wind Expanded

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the research institute SINTEF  have signed an agreement to work together on renewable energy, including a new joint research center on offshore wind.Anders Overgaard Bjarklev, president of DTU,  Rector Gunnar Bovim (NTNU) and CEO Alexandra Bech Gjørv (SINTEF) signed the agreement on 16 January.The new center is called the Nordic Offshore Wind R&I Center – NOWRIC. Its goal is to work with the industry to develop better, cheaper solutions for offshore wind farms.DTU, NTNU

Kongsberg’s Yara Birkeland unmanned container ship concept. (Image: Kongsberg)

Ocean Autonomy: Norway to the Fore

citizens, as well as ocean scientists, looking to unlock the secrets of the deep.Part of the drive for these systems, in the oil and gas industry at least, is to reduce use of manned surface vessels, which are costly to operate and emit fumes, at best.A goal set for Norway’s Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is to reduce use of surface vessels by 80 percent in several oil and gas operations. The NTNU’s Center for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) has the task of finding solutions to meet that goal, as well as targets to increase mapping and monitoring coverage

Deployment of the Remus 600 to join the rest of the fleet - 5 AUVs and 1 USV - to begin an unmanned multi-vehicle collaborative mission. (Photo courtesy: Javier Gilabert)

Expanded Underwater Robotics Ready for Oil Spills

- UZ, Sociedad Española de Salvamento y Seguridad Marítima - SASEMAR, Irish Coast Guard - ICG, The Scottish Association for Marine Science - SAMS, Tallin University of Thechnology - TUT, Universitat de Girona - UG, Universitat de les Illes Balears – UIB and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU.   The e-URready4OS system is a fleet of multiple assets with different capabilities and characteristics comprising AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles), USVs (Unmanned Surface Vehicles) and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) from six different manufacturers

Karl-Petter Løken (Photo: Kvaerner)

Løken Named CEO at Kvaerner

in the oil and gas industry for companies like Statoil, Aker Solutions and Lundin Norway. From 2011 to 2015, Løken was Engineering Manager for Lundin Norway's Edvard Grieg field development, where Kvaerner was the key contractor. He is educated as a civil engineer from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Liv Hovem (Photo: DNV GL)

Hovem Named CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas

of experience in international management, technical advisory and engineering services, research and development in the oil and gas and maritime industries. She has an MSc in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from UC Berkeley (1990) and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (1987).   Commenting on her appointment, Hovem said, “I look forward to leading the Oil & Gas business area in its next phase of development. The oil and gas industry has the opportunity to play an important role in a sustainable energy portfolio.”  

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