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Competence Building for the Industry

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31 projects have received a total of 383 mill. NOK from the Research Council of Norway to build competence for the Norwegian Industry.

One of the funded projects, supported by GCE Ocean Technology, is called “Distributed fibre optic sensing for production optimization” headed by NORCE.

The project aims to facilitate better production optimization, well and reservoir management, and ultimately maximise the cost efficiency and field recovery. The project will run over three and a half years and has a total budget of about 19 mill. NOK.

Bridging Industry and Research

GCE Ocean Technology works to strengthen the collaboration between the industry and researchers. The competence building project awarded by the Research Council of Norway is an excellent tool to strengthen this collaboration and develop the next generation knowledge for the world leading Norwegian industry.

Equinor and Lundin are industry partners in the project, while NORCE, SINTEF, the University of Bergen, the University of Stavanger and the Northwestern University in USA are research partners.

Field data from Johan Sverdrup will be used in the project and targeted, controlled tests will be performed at SINTEF’s multiphase flow loop facility at Tiller.

Pre-project funding

GCE Ocean Technology provides financial and free professional support and advice for our partners and members. Next deadline for application for pre-project funding is Friday 31 January.

For more information about application process, template, evaluation criteria and process, please contact us or visit our project funding web pages.

Contact Information

Jon O. Hellevang

Senior Ocean Technology Innovator

Jon O. Hellevang


GCE Ocean Technology provides financial and professional support to establish externally funded RDI projects.

Our partners and members can apply for pre-project funding from GCE Ocean Technology to form the basis for larger RDI projects.

GCE Ocean Technology has so far helped secure more than 1 Billion NOK in external funded RDI projects run and owned by the cluster companies.