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Follow up to success

“It is very good news that petroleum research will be continued for another 10 years under the Research Council’s large-scale PETROMAKS II programme,” says Per Gerhard Grini, the recently appointed chair of the programme board and Manager, Safe and Optimised Production, at Statoil.


Programme board chair Per Gerhard Grini and programme coordinator Tarjei Nødtvedt Malme will lead the PETROMAKS 2 programme in the upcoming period. Programme board chair Per Gerhard Grini and programme coordinator Tarjei Nødtvedt Malme will lead the PETROMAKS 2 programme in the upcoming period.  
“The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s resource map shows that we are by no means finished extracting the remaining resources from the reservoirs. The longer a field has been in production, the more knowledge is needed to bring up the oil that is still in the ground.”
“This means there is a great need for research and realisation of findings ,” Mr Grini continues.

Representatives from industry, research institutions and government authorities will join him on the programme board (see fact box).

Thematic priority areas
Many of the activities slated for the PETROMAKS 2 programme build further on the previous programme, but the priorities have been clarified and five thematic priority areas have been defined, in keeping with the national technology strategy for the petroleum industry, the OG21 strategy (Oil & Gas in the 21st Century):

Thematic priority area 1: Energy efficient and environmentally sustainable technologies
Thematic priority area 2: Exploration and increased recovery
Thematic priority area 3: Cost-efficient drilling and intervention
Thematic priority area 4: Future technologies for production, processing and transport
Thematic priority area 5: Prevention of major accidents, work-related illnesses and injuries to personnel in the petroleum industry.

“The new programme will put more emphasis on additionality in industry, meaning that funding from the Research Council makes it possible to implement projects that otherwise would not get off the ground. We will also focus on cooperation between research and industry players,” says Mr Grini.

Seeking input
A preliminary work programme was drawn up this spring, and will be revised by the new programme board. The work programme is a long-term steering document that identifies the thematic priority areas and how these will be approached. The programme plan will serve as the basis for funding announcements under the programme.

The chair of the programme board encourages all users and other players to submit input and feedback on the work programme.
“We are mainly interested in the views of the leadership in the companies and institutions that have been invited to submit input, but we welcome feedback from individuals as well,” he says.

The deadline to submit input on the work programme is 14 November 2012.

Impressed by the Research Council
“I have had the pleasure of working closely with the PETROMAKS administration throughout the entire programme period, and I am very impressed by its expertise and professionalism. The PETROMAKS 2 programme is based on effective systems that ensure quality and fairness in the grant allocation process,” says Mr Grini. 


 
The PETROMAKS 2 programme board

Per Gerhard Grini, Statoil (chair)
Karin Andreassen, University of Tromsø
Anne Dalager Dyrli, RESMAN AS
Arne Holhjem, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Axel Makurat, Shell International
Gunn Mangerud, University of Bergen
Marion Seiersten, Institute for Energy Technology
Øyvind Tuntland, Petroleum Safety Authority

Deputies

Frode Mellemvik, University of Nordland
Ståle Selmer Olsen, Teknova AS

 

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