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Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture are merged into a new private limited company, SINTEF Ocean, operative from 1 January 2017. The department for environmental technology in SINTEF Materials and Chemistry is also transferred to the new company.

Oil and gas

Technological development and innovation are becoming ever more important as means of reducing cost levels and improving the competitiveness of Norway’s national and international petroleum industry. MARINTEK operates world-class laboratories that focus on developing technologies for the petroleum sector.

Vice President Offshore Oil and Gas
+47 930 58 672


Mooring, Dynamic Positioning and Operations

This group’s expertise is concentrated on hydrodynamic loads on floating structures, and focuses on mooring systems, dynamic positioning (DP) and vortex-induced vibrations (VIV). We analyse wave loads and loading effects on floating structures, as well as model testing in the Ocean Basin and the Towing Tank for moored and dynamically positioned platforms and vessels.

Research Manager
+47 926 59 432
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Offshore Structures

The Offshore Structures group has long experience and internationally recognised expertise in both theoretical and experimental hydrodynamics. Much of our activity is based on MARINTEK’s hydrodynamic laboratories, but we also possess world-leading expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and numerical hydrodynamics.

Research Manager
+47 412 11 815
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We combine laboratory experience with scientific expertise in the development of numerical analysis methods and software, and many of our products in this field are in everyday use by operating companies and the supply industry all over the world. We also support industry through analyses and calculations that draw on our scientific expertise, experimental data and practical experience. The project portfolio of MARINTEK's Offshore Petroleum Department is based on four main elements, which often operate in combination:

1. Marine hydrodynamics
2. Marine construction technology
3. Laboratory experiments
4. Software development

Our activities are primarily oriented towards the petroleum sector, but we also contribute to MARINTEK's activities in the fields of transportation, renewable energy, aquaculture and new ocean industries. We perform projects for operating companies and the supply industry all over the world.

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