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Aker BP is an exploration and production company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. We are one of the largest independent oil companies in Europe and have significant ambitions. The company targets further opportunities for growth and value creation through both exploration and merger and acquisition activities.

We operate five major assets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf - Valhall, Ula, Ivar Aasen, Alvheim and Skarv field hubs. The company is headquartered at Fornebu outside Oslo and has offices in Stavanger, Trondheim, Harstad and Sandnessjøen.

Aker BP ASA is jointly owned by Aker ASA (40%), BP (30%) and other shareholders (30%). The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker ‘AKERBP’.

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Askøy municipality Askøy is an island and municipality in Midthordland in Vestland county.The regional development actors provide unilateral financial support to GCE Ocean Technology, for use in the company's innovation activity under the Global Centers of Expertise (GCE) programme. Through the support, the regional development actors acquire and use development measures to develop the industry in their regions.

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BI Norwegian Business School is a self-owned, not-for-profit foundation whose sole focus is education and research. Any profit will be used to strengthen BI’s research and learning environment in accordance with the objectives of the school.

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The Municipality of Bergen, a city on the west coast of Norway with 260,000+ inhabitants. The regional development actors provide unilateral financial support to GCE Ocean Technology, for use in the company's innovation activity under the Global Centers of Expertise (GCE) programme. Through the support, the regional development actors acquire and use development measures to develop the industry in their regions.

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CCB offers Supply and Support bases, Total Logistics Operations, Project Logistics, Rig Maintenance and Modifications and Subsea Maintenance at key locations along the coast of Norway.

Through ownership and long term commitment, we facilitate growth at key locations along the Norwegian coast. Through our partnership with NorSea Group, we provide global logistics solutions to offshore activities anywhere in The North Sea basin and beyond.

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DNV is the independent expert in risk management and assurance, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and inspires and invents solutions.

Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence.

Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.

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We're Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We’re the largest operator in Norway, among the world’s largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we’re building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.

We're the leading operator on the Norwegian continental shelf and have substantial international activities. We are engaged in exploration, development and production of oil and gas, as well as wind and solar power. We sell crude oil and are a major supplier of natural gas, with activities in processing, refining, and trading. Our activities are managed through eight business areas, staffs and support divisions, and we have operations in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania, and Norway.

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We are responsible for transporting gas safely and efficiently to millions of people. Our vision is Norwegian gas transport to Europe - reliable and forward looking. Gassco is the operator for the integrated system for transporting gas from the Norwegian continental shelf to other European countries. This role confers overall responsibility for running the infrastructure on behalf of the owners.

Proficiency pervades our organisation. We have a wide and close collaboration with the oil and gas companies, subcontractors and government authorities in Norway and other countries.

Through our assignments, we are heavily involved in projects of vital importance for Norway as a gas nation.

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The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is one of the biggest research institute of its kind in Europe, with over 1,000 employees. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring.

The IMR has its head office in Bergen, but it also has an office in Tromsø and research stations in Matre, Austevoll and Flødevigen. In addition, the Research Vessel Department has ownership responsibility for the research vessels, which are its most important tools for collecting marine data. The IMR also has several laboratories that analyse the samples taken by its monitoring and research programmes.

Through its research and advice, the IMR seeks to help society to continue exploiting the valuable assets in the sea sustainably. We are a neutral knowledge provider, and we publicise our research results both in Norway and internationally.

The IMR is an agency of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, which also provides around half of our funding. The rest of our funding comes from external research grants.

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With about 16,000 students, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) is one of the largest higher education institutions in Norway. The new institution offers a broad range of academic programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels.

The ambition is to build stronger and more solid academic and research environments who will interact nationally and internationally. The aim is to become a visible actor on the international higher education arena through increased international cooperation and engagement in externally funded projects within education and research.

Students at undergraduate and postgraduate level have access to high quality exchange opportunities abroad and staff-mobility is be encouraged.

Because of the merger, a process of renegotiating all international agreements will start from 2017 as part of an assessment of existing international links and cooperation in the new institution.

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Kinn is a coastal municipality in Vestland county. The regional development actors provide unilateral financial support to GCE Ocean Technology, for use in the company's innovation activity under the Global Centers of Expertise (GCE) programme. Through the support, the regional development actors acquire and use development measures to develop the industry in their regions.

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NORCE is a new and forward-looking research institute, with expertise in a wide range of fields and strong communities of knowledge. We deliver research and innovation in energy, health care, climate, the environment, society and technology.

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The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim represents academic eminence in technology and the natural sciences as well as in other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts, medicine, architecture to fine art.

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OneSubsea - a Schlumberger Company is a technology company that partners with customers to access energy. Our people, representing over 160 nationalities, are providing leading digital solutions and deploying innovative technologies to enable performance and sustainability for the global energy industry. With expertise in more than 120 countries, we collaborate to create technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all.

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SINTEF Ocean conducts research and innovation related to ocean space. Our ambition is to continue Norways leading position in marine technology and biomarine research. Together with industry and government we develop innovative solutions for sustainable use of the ocean.

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TechnipFMC is a leading technology provider to the traditional and new energies industry; delivering fully integrated projects, products, and services.

With our proprietary technologies and comprehensive solutions, we are transforming our clients’ project economics, helping them unlock new possibilities to develop energy resources while reducing carbon intensity and supporting their energy transition ambitions.

Organized in two business segments — Subsea and Surface Technologies — we will continue to advance the industry with our pioneering integrated ecosystems (such as iEPCI™, iFEED™ and iComplete™), technology leadership and digital innovation.

Each of our approximately 20,000 employees is driven by a commitment to our clients’ success, and a culture of strong execution, purposeful innovation, and challenging industry conventions.

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The University of Bergen is a young, modern university. Most of its premises are concentrated in the heart of the city of Bergen. There are about 14,500 students enrolled, and 3,200 faculty and staff.

The University is engaged in the European Union's Framework programmes for research and technological development and has been designated as a European Research Infrastructure and a Research Training Site in several scientific fields.

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The University of Stavanger, on the South West Coast of Norway, has 12,000 students and 1,600 faculty, administration and service staff.

Stavanger is the oil and energy capital in Norway with a dynamic job market and exciting culture- and leisure activities. The interplay between the university and society and business is rich and diverse.

Validé is our tool for commercialisation of research ideas. The Stavanger Innovation Park (Ipark) is also located on campus, running incubator activities and helping new enterprises start up.

UiS is a proud member of The European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). A network of innovative universities in Europe.

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Vestland is a county in Western Norway that was established on 1 January 2020. The regional development actors provide unilateral financial support to GCE Ocean Technology, for use in the company's innovation activity under the Global Centers of Expertise (GCE) programme. Through the support, the regional development actors acquire and use development measures to develop the industry in their regions.

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Øygarden municipality is located west of Bergen and is the second largest municipality in Vestland county. Straume is a municipal center with a municipal sub-center on Rong and in Skogsskiftet. The new municipality has about 38,500 inhabitants and about 3,000 employees.

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