Ideas for new oil spill technology in Norwegian Arctic waters

Mon, 15 September 2014

Seeking new ideas for projects for developments and improvements in equipment, systems and methods for oil spill response operations in Arctic waters of the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Ahead of the Oil Spill Response 2015 technology development programme, The Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO) and The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) are inviting Norwegian and International companies to present conceptual propositions to new and/or improved oil spill technology.

While the Norwegian oil and gas activities continue to move further North in the Barents Sea, the Arctic climate and ice is a massive challenge for the existing oil spill technology. NOFO and NCA are therefore particularly looking for ideas for oil spill response in Arctic climate. Challenges relate to great distances, poor infrastructure, lack of daylight, low temperatures, polar low pressure fronts, and ice of varying kinds.

Developing the oil spill technology is crucial for the industry in moving further north.

Solutions for mechanical recovery, dispersant application, remote sensing, in situ burning, and logistics for ice-infested, open and sheltered waters, as well as shoreline areas and thin oil films, are of interest.

The deadline for the conceptual propositions is 7th October. Accepted proposals will be given the opportunity to develop a detailed project proposal, including a budget and financial/financing plan. Some funding will be available through the programme.

UKTI can give more information and advise on the opportunity to interested British companies, as well as giving insight into Norway’s activities and ambitions for exploration, production, and field development in this challenging oil province.

Opportunity Type: Prequalification

Response deadline: 07/10/2014

Deadline: 07/10/2014


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