BRU21 presented in the OG21 strategy

NTNU’s BRU21 program is presented in the National Technology Strategy for the Oil and Gas Sector – OG21 strategy – as an example of successful collaboration between the industry and academia in research, education and attracting/developing new talents. We would like to express our gratitude to OG21 for this recognition and to all our partners, collaborators and team members for bringing BRU21 to this high level.

OG21 strategy defines strategic directions for the Norwegian Petroleum Cluster in research, education, demonstration and commercialization. Its 2021 revision, reflecting the energy transition reality, was presented in Oslo last Thursday.

https://www.og21.no/siteassets/figurer-og21-strategi-2021/og21-strategi_eng.pdf

BRU21 is NTNU Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry (www.ntnu.ed/bru21).  You can access BRU21 video report here: https://www.ntnu.edu/documents/1281387914/0/NTNU_BRU21_Scr+%283%29.pdf

BRU21 video newsletter – Operations, maintenance, safety and security

BRU is NTNU’s Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry. It supports the digital transformation of the industry. Operations, maintenance, safety and security is one of the 6 program areas in the program. This video newsletter presents projects and selected solutions developed in BRU21. Check out the newsletter here

 

Veronica Torres – BRU21 research

Verónica Torres is a PhD student in BRU21 – NTNU’s Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry. She develops digital tools to efficiently organize and automatically analyze well log data. The objective is to increase data analysis efficiency in exploration workflows through modern computational methods, e.g. machine learning and artificial intelligence, combined with cross-disciplinary subsurface expertise.

This BRU21 project is sponsored by Aker BP ASA. Read more about BRU21 and Veronicas research here https://www.ntnu.edu/bru21/

Welcome to IGP Leonardo!

Leonardo Sales has started as a PhD candidate at the Department. Sales holds a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Federal University of Ceará and a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Campinas, both in Brazil. Leonardo has just started as a PhD student at IGP and is currently working on a project titled «Optimization of subsea layout». The main objective of his project is to develop, evaluate and test methods to design optimal subsea systems that include processing equipment. To this, he will use numerical optimization tools to determine layouts of subsea production systems that maximize value (i.e. increase production, reduce expenses) while fulfilling operational and technical constraints. The PhD position is sponsored by SUBPRO. Welcome leonardo!

How can the oil industry become more profitable, environmentally friendly, safer and smarter?

How can the oil industry become more profitable, environmentally friendly, safer and smarter?

When the oil price was at its lowest, NTNU started a dialogue with the oil industry to see how they together could solve this challenge. The result was a large research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry with the goal of 40 PhDs, 30 are now in place. The project is called BRU21 – Better Resource Utilization – The project is interdisciplinary with seven institutes and faculties involved. The first board meeting in BRU21 is held today