Consortium develops new instrumentation

Norwegian academic institutions have funding for new real time oilfield instrumentation research.

The Research Council of Norway has awarded Christian Michelsen Research (CMR) and the University of Bergen a $3.5 million project for the development of new subsea and downhole instrumentation. The five year project is a joint effort between the research labs and Norsk Hydro. The program targets the development of ‘robust and reliable’ measurement technology and ‘novel solutions’ for high quality measurement for real-time reservoir control, e-field operation and subsea processing facilities.


Secondary objectives include the development of improved downhole multiphase measurements, instrumentation for subsea in-line multiphase fluid sampling and analysis, instrumentation for monitoring of subsea separators and water quality measurement and metering technology for subsea allocation and fiscal measurement. The project is intended to trigger spin-off activities and industrial projects. The project staff comprises one post doctoral position, three PhDs and ten engineering Masters candidates.

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