Field experiments
Field experiments are an important part of the R&D program as they are crucial for the final testing and verification of solutions developed during the R&D program.

Illustration showing the concept and relationship between the different types of testing performed in the JIP

There are three levels of eperiments described in this JIP;

  1. Laboratory experiments - experiments that allows repeated tests under controlled conditions at reasonable costs pr test (lab and flume testing in laboratories).
  2. Small scale field tests - performed outdoor at SINTEF research station on Svalbard, under Arctic conditions, but  still  fairly controlled conditions alowing a number of repeated experiments to be carried out
  3. Offshore field tests - full scale tests required to collect real size, realistic final tests of equipment and solutions. Was performed outside Svalbard in 2008 and is also planned for 2009. 

Contact; Stein Erik Sørstrøm or Per Johan Brandvik

Published September 7, 2006

In-situ.burning is an important part of this JIP and is performed in close cooperation with SLRoss Environmental, Canada (www.slross.com)
Field testing of 3000 litres prototype of dispersant application bucket
Field testing of recovery of oil-in-ice with prototype skimmers, Svalbard May 2008

 

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