From Ocean Floor to Sky High
The development of the Vega oilfield and a groundbreaking flight simulator invented by young students, were topics on each side of the scale at the Ocean Technology Day in Florø recently.
At this event we wanted to highlight a range of different and new opportunities in the ocean industry like:
- the maritime hydrogen cluster
- reduced CO2 emissions from aquaculture
- technology day for girls
- electric speedboat
- development of new oil fields
The Vega Oil Field
Bård Owe Bakken from Wintershall presented their Vega field. Wintershall Dea is one of the largest oil- and gas producers on the Norwegian continental shelf. Bakken described in a very interesting way how an offshore oilfield is developed and what kind of reviews has to be taken before the final concept is decided. He also emphasized the importance of skilled businesses in the supply chain and that the majority of deliveries will come from Norwegian players.
Flight Simulator by Young Inventors
Victor Urnes from Readorklubben in Førde presented Reodorklubben’s flight simulator to the crowd. A number of young inventors in Førde have been working to develop the flight simulator that has impressed engineers country wide.
The technology used, has not been seen by the military in Norway before, and now the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI) is considering using it on its own simulators for fighter jets.
Promoting the Ocean industry
The purpose of the Ocean Technology day in Florø, was to provide new insight and increase the interest in investing in the marine industry and moreover to ensure recruitment to the petroleum, maritime and marine sectors.
70 participants came to the event which was held in collaboration with Hub for Ocean in Florø. Students were especially welcome, and we were happy to see that many of them visited the event.