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ONS Innovation Park 2018

Hall 8, stand 8400, Stavanger
27.08.2018 09:00 CET
30.08.2018 16:00 CET
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Welcome to ONS Innovation Park 2018. This year, 18 companies with support from The Research Council of Norway are participating, all presenting strong, innovative technologies. Together, these technologies represent a wide range of applications with usage also outside the oil industry. All technologies have the potential to increase competitiveness on the Norwegian continental shelf. The companies have applied for the ONS Innovation Award.

This year innovative companies are:

  • Fuglesang Subsea AS
  • Solutions Seeker AS
  • CoreAll AS
  • Eldor Technology AS
  • Interwell P&A
  • Well ID AS
  • Aarbakke Inovation AS
  • Innowell Solutions AS
  • Tomax AS
  • Innova AS
  • Calora Mooring Systems AS
  • Geomec Engineering AS
  • Xsens AS
  • HiFlo AS
  • Petrell AS
  • WiSub AS
  • IMiRO AS

Fuglesang Subsea AS

Fuglesang Subsea presents the world most autonomous subsea pump, called "Omnirise Booster". The system will be less expensive, more flexible, more reliable and more environmental friendly than traditional solutions. Omnirise is the first "green" subsea pump module with a closed barrier towards the sea. The technology is also applicable to unmanned platforms and won the price "Spotlight on new technologies" at OTC in Houston last year. Statoil has now joined Aker BP, Lundin and NOV in this DEMO 2000 Joint Industrial Project. The project aims to bring Fuglesang Subsea Omnirise Booster to market by early 2019.

Solution Seeker AS

Solution Seeker is developing the first artificial intelligence (AI) for real-time oil and gas production optimization, leveraging big data and machine learning techniques to solve the continuous stochastic optimization problem. The AI is capable of analyzing thousands of historical and live production data streams, identifying field behavior and relations, and automatically and continuously providing the most up to date prediction model to make the optimal choice of production settings. The AI is currently being developed together with ConocoPhillips, Engie, Wintershall, Lundin and Aker BP, and will be launched and made commercially available in 2018.

CoreAll AS
CoreAll is working on a significant upgraded core drilling technology. An R&D project, focusing on the development of an instrumented core drilling assembly, is near completion. The new technology includes several sensor packages, measuring formation and fluid parameters while drilling, and real-time transmission of data to the surface. The current development phase focus on testing and implementation of an internal drilling module that will realise the considerable cost-saving potential of a bottom-hole assembly, which can be used for both coring and conventional rotary drilling. The project is financed by Lundin, DEA, and Spirit Energy. The technology won the price "Spotlight on New Technology" at OTC in Houston this year.

Eldor Technology AS

Artificial intelligence helps create a more productive control room.
Control room operators are the first line of defense when upsets occur. The success and effectiveness of the control room operator is depending on understanding plant issues and being able to quickly respond with the correct counteraction, in time to solve the problem. Operator performance has an impact on safety, profitability and quality. Eldor Technology is developing a real-time decision support tool for the control room operator. The tool will leverage big data analytics combined with highly advanced knowledge of modelling, artificial intelligence and machine learning to increase operator effectiveness and situational awareness. The development is performed in collaboration with Total, ConocoPhillips and the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre.

Interwell P&A AS
Interwell P&A aims to develop and demonstrate, under real well conditions, a ground-breaking technology that allows to establish a permanent well barrier without the need for a drilling rig. The technology makes it possible to establish a P&A barrier via a simple wireline approach. This will then have sufficient quality at a very advantageous cost.  P&A represents a significant expense and huge liabilities for E&P companies. In the North Sea, the Norwegian State covers 78% of expenses related to shutting down old wells. The technology has according to Statoil, the potential to reduce costs associated with well plugging of up to 50-75% in the next 4-5 years. The project is supported by Statoil and Aker BP.

Well ID AS
When oil wells are drilled, it is essential to get as much knowledge about the borehole and surrounding formation as possible. This is achieved by Measurement While Drilling (MWD) sensors, positioned in the bottom hole assembly behind the drill bit. With financial support from Innovation Norway and the Research Council of Norway, Well ID is developing a superior caliper sensor built on modern integrated circuits. The sensor will have excellent sample rate and accuracy, which will add substantial value in both mature and new fields. WELL ID Caliper will significantly improve the well integrity. This is especially important for wells drilled in vulnerable areas, for example in the Barents Sea where WELL ID Caliper will be crucial for drilling safe and efficient wells. The project is organized as a JIP, with Statoil and ConocoPhillips as partners. The technology will now be verified in an offshore pilot.

Aarbakke Innovation AS

Operations to plug and abandon offshore wells in the oil and gas industry has a considerable cost. The operation of retrieving and disposal of wellbore production- and injection tubing requires a costly drilling rig to be mobilized and used. Today, the tubing strings cannot be left permanently in the wellbores, due to one or several micro tubes mounted externally for sensors, chemical injection, hydraulic operation of wellbore equipment, etc. These lines expose the wellbore to a future potential risk of leakage and pollution. Aarbakke Innovation is developing the MicroTubeRemover – a wireline intervention tool that shall locate, cut and retrieve these lines from certain locations in the wellbore, so that permanent barriers can be placed without risk of leakages through or between such micro tubes. This again removes the need to mobilize and use a costly drilling rig. By introducing this tool to the industry, the oil and gas companies - including the government - can save considerable cost on offshore P&A, as well as provide substantial less pollution and health hazards. The project is supported by Total and Aker BP.

Innowell Solutions AS

Innowell Solution is currently developing the DAR Technology, a low-cost solution to sustained high oil production, high recovery and reduced gas or water production. Through PETROMAKS2, the next generation inflow control technology has been developed, the UICS (Universal Inflow Control System). The unique feature is density control of fluids. Hence, this technology controls excessive gas or water break-through, even if the viscosity contrasts between fluids are small. Since it is also independent of variations in reservoir inflow performance, -fluid properties and -pressures, the operations envelope is large, allowing one universal design UICS for all positions in the well. It incorporates choking and autonomous functionalities from earlier generations inflow control. The project is supported by Woodside Energy, Lundin, Maersk Oil & Gas and Aker BP.


Current Oil Spill Detection (OSD) technology for detection of oil spills from offshore operations has limitations due to weather conditions like fog, quiet sea or precipitation. In cooperation with Statoil, ISPAS has demonstrated that a dual polarized coherent radar with a higher radiofrequency is able to detect oil on quiet sea under different weather conditions. In order to test the new radar, Lundin has ordered 4 radars for installation on their new offshore platform Edvard Grieg. The DEMO 2000 project aims to verify the performance of the new OSD radar and prepare the radar for operational use.

Tomax AS
The Afterburner is a solid-state, downhole fluid driven tractor developed with support from several oil companies. The Afterburner uses the regular drilling mud to power a number of fluid ejectors located immediately behind the drill bit. The ejectors create about 15 klbs or 70 000 Newtons of thrust. This level of force at the end of the string gives the drill bit a tremendous reach. The DEMO2000 program has specifically funded a full-scale drilling test with the Afterburner at the IRIS test facility. The results were convincing and led to field deployment of the Afterburner. The field results confirmed how Afterburner could move drilling beyond the barrier of gravity, and at the same time bring a new solution to borehole cleaning. Past experience from the Norwegian continental shelf has shown that both elements are equally important for economical, long distance drilling in the future.

Innova AS
Innova is developing an electrically powered and controlled subsea pump for hydraulic control fluid to subsea production systems. The Subsea Hydraulic Power Unit (SHPU) will provide local hydraulic control fluid for operating subsea control valves and functions, completely removing the requirement for a hydraulic control umbilical. With only electrical power and control interface, and using a local hydraulic reservoir, the SHPU is an enabler for subsea all-electric field development, providing control and power to valves and functions that do not have electrical actuation alternatives. In addition, the SHPU can be used for brownfield applications to provide local hydraulic fluid in case of hydraulic umbilical leakage. The SHPU is based on Innova's existing electrical pump technology for water-based control fluid and grease injection, field proven from well intervention applications. The in-house developed control platform provides improved leakage control and detection through extensive instrumentation and digital data acquisition options, allowing for predictive condition monitoring. The same technology is also utilised in development of subsea electrical actuator systems.

Calora Mooring Systems AS

Mooring and station keeping of offshore floating drilling and production facilities is a safety critical item. Use of lightweight elastic mooring lines (ropes) is particularly attractive as such lines offer large benefits in terms of mooring spreads, anchor depths, safety and reduced investment costs. A major obstacle for a wider use of ropes is robustness against mechanical damage, as example trawl gear interference. Calora Mooring Systems (CMS) has developed, and are now demonstrating, a protection jacket that increase robustness and safety margins of synthetic mooring ropes. This will allow fishing and other activity close to offshore facilities, drastically reduced weight of the mooring line and reduced damage potential of pipelines and other subsea equipment. In addition, increased robustness allows for pre-lay of mooring lines that in turn reduce marine operational time, costs as well as reduced NOx and CO2 emissions from anchor handling vessels during rig-moves. This DEMO 2000 project has, together with Statoil, Engie and Transocean, performed full-scale testing, and the product is now qualified for use.

Geomec Engineering AS

Geomec is currently commercialising a serviced-software for optimising water pressure-support, through a Demo 2000 project together with leading NCS- and UKCS operators and stakeholders. This represents a completely new approach to obtain accurate real-time information about the subsurface (well & reservoir) response to well-specific changes during an injection operation. The result is a strong increase of injection-efficiency compared with current standards (by 15-20%), also leading to an increase in the ultimate oil recovery across the NCS & UKCS by 5-10%. By reducing the operational time and decreasing the dependency on peripherals, as well as preventing subsurface injection leakages, the Geomec solution also has a strong cost and safety impact


Through several years of research, XSENS has developed a disruptive non-invasive flow meter technology for subsea and topside processing applications. The ultrasonic flow meter is installed outside of standard process piping, enabling reliable and accurate monitoring without any pressure drop and at no mechanical integrity risk. A significant contribution to cost reduction and a major improvement to arctic operations. Topside testing and commercialization is in progress and subsea flow meter will follow in 2019.


HiFlo presents a new valve concept which prevents icing and growing in piping systems. The company has developed an overridable non-return valve which allows for controlled and complete draining of piping systems via existing drain points. The new valve is called "OSY-CHECK", and can be an important tool in arctic as well as tempered waters. The valve has been qualified at Statoil Hærøya.


Maximizing oil production means minimizing production of gas and water. This can be achieved with devices that control the flow into the well. To find the best possible solution, it is necessary to understand the interaction between the well and the reservoir. Petrell aims at demonstrating that their new Near Wellbore Simulator effectively can be used for modelling and simulation of advanced lower completions. Project partners are Lundin and Aker BP. Both companies have oil fields for which utilization of autonomous inflow devices/valves will make a difference. The project is initiated by Aker BP.

WiSub AS

Reliable, repeatable connector mating and de-mating is becoming possible through pinless underwater connection technology. WiSub’s international project for creating a “universal pinless charging and data interface” develops the connection to charge and talk with robots that will live and work in the ocean, gathering important information to help us understand and make better use of the ocean's resources. Underwater robots such as AUV systems (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) are becoming enabled to automatically connect to underwater cabled networks, buoys, and unmanned surface installations and vessels. WiSub combine several underwater technologies such as pinless inductive-based power transfer, microwave-based and acoustic data transfer, and AUV control system design. The project results will enable a connection standard for underwater equipment. WiSub vision is: "no pins, no pain" ™.


IMiRO presents a new game-changing online sensor technology for leakage detection and environmental monitoring. This new, high precision technology for measuring oil concentration close to background concentrations gives the operator a continuous risk identification and management based on real time data. Helping companies prevent catastrophes with both economical and environmentally large consequences. IMiRO has been partnering up with ENI, and are preparing for offshore testing in the Barents Sea.