Produced water (PW) from the oil and gas industry represents the largest direct discharge of effluent into the marine environment worldwide. Approximately 130 million m3 PW is released on the Norwegian continental shelf annually from offshore production platforms.
DROPS — Dynamic Response of Offshore Pipelines on the Seabed
Subsea pipelines are designed to transport high temperature and often hot toxic hydrocarbons, while interacting with the seafloor and environmental actions. Precise and reliable modelling of this interaction is of key importance in order to obtain a robust yet cost effective design.
The GASVESSEL project provides a novel efficient and flexible method for transporting Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). It introduces an innovative solution for manufacturing pressure cylinders that are 70% lighter than state-of-the-art alternatives.
Better planning improves efficiency and safety
SINTEF has been a participant in the Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry (SFI Centre), along with central partners in the petroleum sector.Ongoing for seven years the research program ended on 31.12.2014.
Emergency landings for helicopters
Helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland has been carrying out model tests in our ship-model tank in order to study emergency landings on water and helicopters’ subsequent seaworthiness. Very few test facilities anywhere in the world perform tests of this sort today.
Joint European research project on submarines (SUBMOTION)
SINTEF has been working for the past several years in research on the manoeuvring characteristics of submarines.
“Green water” on Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessels (FPSOs)
In its quest to meet the growing demand for energy, the offshore industry is moving into ever deeper waters, and resources are being exploited in more and more demanding ocean environments. FPSOs, or Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessels, are playing an increasingly important role in international offshore petroleum activity.
Validation of a new method for determining the operational limits of freefall lifeboats
In collaboration with Statoil and TNO - Netherlands, SINTEF has developed and validated a novel methodology for determining the operational limits of free-fall lifeboats.