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Drilling and Well Modelling

Drilling and Well Modelling

Calculation models, software development, control theory and artificial intelligence

The research group works with modeling physical processes, software development, control technology, and artificial intelligence. The expertise is used to develop automated and autonomous real-time systems where interoperability and standardization play important roles.

In 2021 autonomous drilling was successfully demonstrated for the very first time on a full-scale drilling rig.

With over 30 years of experience, our research is leading in the field of calculating processes in the underground and especially for flow in and around wells. Results from our research have led to significant reductions in CO2 emissions from the petroleum sector.

Now we also use our expertise to solve challenges within the green shift and especially in areas such as energy systems and hydrogen. Green shipping and innovative ideas are central elements in our projects.

We host:

  • SFI DigiWells – center for research-based innovation
  • FME HyValue – research center for environmentally friendly energy
  • OpenLab – infrastructure on the national road map

Please get in touch if you like to collaborate with us!

Contact
Helga Gjeraldstveit

Bore og brønnmodellering Research Director Drilling and Well Modelling - Bergen

hegj@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 56 18
+47 976 56 071

Autonomous drilling system

In 2021, researchers from NORCE were the first in the world to demonstrate autonomous drilling. The autonomous drilling system is tested both in a virtual environment in OpenLab and at a full-scale test rig, Ullrigg.

The adaptive solution balances on one side performance and level of risks, and on the other side, balances the necessity for additional operations with the availability of measurements. It features its own protection mechanisms and management of the smooth transition from autonomous to manual drilling in case of failures, for safe operational use.

See the video from the demonstration:

Meet the Team
Andrew Holsaeter

Researcher - Stavanger
hols@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 53 01

Eric Cayeux

Chief Scientist - Stavanger
erca@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 50 07
+47 475 01 787

Fionn Iversen

Chief Scientist - Bergen
fiiv@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 56 22
+47 416 69 423

Jan Einar Gravdal

Senior Researcher - Bergen
jagr@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 56 19

Nazanin Jahani

Senior Researcher - Bergen
naja@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 50 89

Rodica G. Mihai

Senior Researcher - Bergen
romi@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 56 27

Sergey Alyaev

Senior Researcher - Bergen
saly@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 56 10

Robert Ewald

Senior Researcher - Stavanger
roew@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 51 11

Ulf Jakob Flø Aarsnes

Senior Researcher - Oslo
ulaa@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 56 71

Amare Leulseged

Senior Researcher - Stavanger
amle@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 50 85

Adrian Ambrus

Senior Researcher - Stavanger
aamb@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 50 87

Benoit Daireaux

Senior Researcher - Oslo
beda@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 56 73
+47 957 87 884

Erich Christian Suter

Senior Researcher - Stavanger
ersu@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 54 60

Erik Wolden Dvergsnes

Senior Researcher - Kristiansand
erdv@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 56 90
+47 944 36 903

Gilles Pelfrene

Senior Researcher - Stavanger
gipe@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 50 08

Liv Almås Carlsen

Senior Researcher - Stavanger
lica@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 50 88

Nejm Saadallah

Senior Researcher - Stavanger
nsaa@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 53 83

Sonja Moi

Senior Researcher - Stavanger
somo@norceresearch.no
+47 51 87 51 16
+47 481 70 303

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NORCE is awarded a hydrogen center that will contribute to faster decarbonization

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Strong support to SFI DigiWells