Energizing ResearchDec 12, 2003
The prime ambition for the Norwegian Petroleum & Energy Minister, Einar Steensnæs, is to give research and development within the industry a boost. The Coalition Government has made it clear they want to see dedicated efforts on developing more environmentally friendly technology before further licenses are granted in the sensitive northern areas of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
The Big Online Energy SlideDec 12, 2003
The slowdown of the world economy has hit everybody, but the technology sector has suffered the most. One can say that the first true sign that an era has passed is the assimilation into popular culture. If that is true, then the era of the dotcoms and the easy money is truly over. Movies and books are popping up, describing the rise and fall of companies without any real product, overconfident investors, an inflated market, and a feeling of anything being possible; turning into huge debts, venture capitalists without jobs, a market in free fall, and general despair all around? So how bad is it in the energy industry?
Changing the V&M MarketDec 12, 2003
VM-Alliansen DA is a new company set on giving Aker Maritime / Kværner and ABB a run for the money. As if that is not a high enough ambition, VM-Alliansen DA has also set themselves a goal of dramatically changing the structure of today’s maintenance and modifications contracts between oil companies and contractors.
Accurate Deep Water MappingDec 12, 2003
Blom Maritime AS, a subsidiary of Blom ASA, is well known for it’s hydrographic mapping. But the company is also developing services with increasing importance to the installation and maintenance of offshore pipelines and equipment.
Stavanger iCenterDec 12, 2003
In the basement of Schlumberger’s headquarters in Stavanger you can enter a virtual world – really! Visiting the iCenter you can put on 3D glasses and headset and virtually walk around in the reservoir you are drilling, or planning to drill.