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- This is a favorite day at work since this is about our future. I get to participate in an important step in energy research in Norway by opening the Centre for Sustainable Subsurface Resources (CSSR). This centre builds upon decades of petroleum competence to meet tomorrow's challenges, said the Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland when he opened the NORCE-led Petroleum Research Centre Wednesday.
Rune Rolvsjord, NORCE
- It is a great honor for me to open this forward-looking centre, said the Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland, when he opened the NORCE-led petroleum research centre in Bergen on Wednesday. Head of CSSR, Sarah Gasda, on the left and Martin Fernø, the University of Bergen, on the right and Ketil Djurhuus, NORCE, behind. Both Fernø and Djurhuus are the CSSR centre deputies.
The centre will acquire new knowledge and develop better digital methods for energy-efficient reservoir operations, and facilitate carbon and hydrogen storage.
- We will help decision makers and business leaders make good decisions in the energy transition, said Sarah Gasda, head of CSSR and research director in NORCE.
- In many ways, the CSSR centre fits like a glove with the policy we want to pursue in both energy and research. The key to emission reductions lies in research and that companies make use of the research. We politicians must facilitate the general conditions and point out a direction, but it is industry and research that have the solutions, said Aasland.
CEO of NORCE, Kristin Wallevik, and rector of the University of Bergen, Margareth Hagen, are happy about the collaboration with each other, with national and international research environments, and with industry.
- Such a centre gives our best and world-leading researchers the opportunity and time to familiarize themselves with the biggest challenges of our time. Here, the researchers will use many years of experience from petroleum research towards the green transition. New competence will be built in close cooperation with the industry and we will be able to deliver future-oriented solutions, said Wallevik.
- The Petroleum Centre's ambitions and focus areas fit well with the needs of the industry for many decades to come. Cooperation and long-term work are important for success, said Camilla Vavik Pedersen, in Equinor.
Rune Rolvsjord, NORCE
Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland and Sarah Gasda, head of CSSR and research director at NORCE.