ONS receives record number of applications for Technical Sessions

The oil industry is looking for solutions to help solve identified bottlenecks. A large number of companies have submitted proposals that address complex challenges and how these can be solved with new and possibly groundbreaking solutions.

The ONS Technical Committee has identified 16 challenges in need of improved or new technological solutions. As the deadline for submissions closed Friday 2 February, ONS had received 316 applications from a variety of companies worldwide. By comparison, 212 proposals were received in 2016.

-Much of what is going to happen on the Norwegian Continental Shelf will require new or improved technologies. The high number of submitted proposals confirms that these companies see opportunities in the industry, says project manager for ONS Technical Sessions, Bjørn Tore Bjørsvik.

Bjørn Tore Bjørsvik, Project manager

-This year we see a greater diversity among the businesses that submitted their proposals. In 2016, the large companies were dominant. This year, several smaller companies have joined, he says.

In addition to looking at solutions for the oil and gas industry, technology transfers to other industries such as aquaculture, environment and renewable energy will be discussed and opportunities for cooperation between offshore and maritime will be explored.

The ONS Technical Sessions is a three day event designed for engineers, developers, project managers and purchasers. The programme, that will consist of approximately 120 speakers, addresses topics like the development of fields, low-emission technologies and new technology trends that the industry can make use of.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s price for increased oil recovery – the IOR award 2018 will be awarded during the event.

New to ONS 2018 is that the event will be included in the exhibition ticket.