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Arctic materials

Arctic materials

The main goal of the project is to establish criteria and solutions for safe and cost-effective application of materials for hydrocarbon exploration and production in arctic regions.

25% of the world's undiscovered oil and natural gas are believed to be located in the northern area.

Through its involvement in the Arctic Materials project, SINTEF will contribute to the establishment of criteria and solutions for safe and cost-effective application of materials for hydrocarbon exploration and production in arctic regions.

Challenges

  • Low temperatures down to -60°C
  • Large temperature variations
  • Large deformations
  • Long transport distances require light weight structures

R&D focus

  • Steels
  • Coating and polymer materials
  • Composite materials
    tailor made for use in arctic conditions

For more information, see the projects home page

Published 01 September 2009
Senior Research Scientist

Project start

01/09/2009