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Joint Norwegian-Brazilian call for proposals

PETROMAKS 2 and Finep launches a call for Knowledge-Building Projects for Industry, with deadline on the 12th of September 2018. Up to NOK 20 million is available for the Norwegian applicants, and a corresponding amount will be made available by Finep for Brazilian applicants.
Date: 18.04.2018

Strong science and excellent industry-academia collaborations

Strong science and excellent industry-academia collaborations is the conclusion in a new evaluation report about the two research centres for petroleum.
Date: 21.12.2017

New OG21-strategy: New technology could result in petroleum worth billions and reduce CO2 emissions

Chairman of OG21, Elisabeth Kvalheim, handed over the new technology strategy for Norwegian petroleum industry to the Minister of Petroleum and Energy in Norway, Tord Lien, at the OG21-forum November 30th. It shows ten main priorities in several areas that together will provide better utilization of resources on the Norwegian continental shelf to lower costs and with lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 13.06.2017

Preliminary results from the first joint call between Norway and Brazil

The petroleum programme PETROMAKS 2 and the federal Brazilian funding agency for innovation and research in Brazil, Finep, have now agreed on which projects that will receive funding within petroleum research and innovation in Norway and Brazil.
Date: 13.06.2017

Research Council expands focus on marine technology

The Research Council of Norway is launching a targeted initiative in the field of marine technology to optimise the transfer potential between the maritime industries. A total of some NOK 100 million in funding is available for new innovation projects. In addition, there are international initiatives and calls for proposals with various ways of supporting marine technology.
Date: 31.05.2016

Mobilizing for Norwegian-Brazilian cooperation

Innovation Norway, the Research Council and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro recently organized a workshop in collaboration with the Brazilian BNDES and FINEP to mobilize Norwegian and Brazilian companies to establish cooperation in technology development for the oil and gas sector.
Date: 13.06.2017

NOK 249 million for new petroleum research projects

The programme board for the Large-scale Programme for Petroleum Research (PETROMAKS 2) has allocated NOK 249 million to 25 projects. Funding has been awarded to promising projects to be carried out by the petroleum industry as well as by research groups.
Date: 27.01.2016

Well intervention at half price

The Norwegian entrepreneurial company Resonator AS has with support from Statoil, Wintershall, and the petroleum programs DEMO 2000 and PETROMAKS 2 in The Research Council of Norway (RCN) successfully demonstrated a new technology solution that removes mineral and hard deposits in production wells for oil and gas.
Date: 03.09.2015

Record amount of funding for researcher schools

This spring, the Research Council of Norway will announce approximately NOK 325 million in funding for the establishment of new national researcher schools. The application submission deadline is 15 April 2015.
Date: 13.09.2016

Petroleum call focusing og interdisciplinary perspectives

The Large-scale Programme for Petroleum Research (PETROMAKS 2) and the Programme for Social Science Research Related to the Petroleum Sector (PETROSAM 2) are issuing a joint call for proposals encouraging research groups to look at the challenges facing the petroleum industry in a new light.
Date: 04.01.2015

Norwegian-Russian research cooperation even more important

“At a time when Russia in some spheres is acting more in isolation from the rest of Europe, it is perhaps all the more important to further develop fruitful research cooperation with our giant neighbour in the east,” says Director General of the Research Council Arvid Hallén.
Date: 30.11.2014

Milestone for Norwegian-Brazilian research cooperation

The Research Council of Norway has signed two agreements with Brazil’s national research and innovation organisations, opening up opportunities for joint funding announcements in research areas of common interest.
Date: 20.11.2014

Bold cooperation agreement to promote green growth

The Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway, Enova and Transnova will be joining hands to invest over NOK 1 billion annually to stimulate green growth in Norway.
Date: 15.10.2014

Petroleum research still relevant and ethical

Norway’s National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) has conducted a review of ethical issues related to petroleum research. The committee concludes that it is ethically justifiable and warranted to carry out petroleum research as long as it does not impede restructuring efforts targeted towards renewable forms of energy.
Date: 13.09.2016