Workshop on Digital Fluid Power

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The 9th international workshop on Digital Fluid Power, DPF17 will take place in Aalborg, Denmark, September 7-8, 2017. In the previous years it has taken place in either Tampere, Finland or in Linz, Austria. Digital fluid power has been a highly prioritised research topic at Aalborg University for the last ten years. AAU is therefore honoured to host this event and pleased to invite you to participate in bringing both academia and industry partners together; joining the latest research knowledge, stimulating discussions and exchange of experiences on digital fluid power.

Invitation and Call for Papers.

OG21-FORUM / new strategy for the oil and gas industry

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On Nov. 30 the OG 21 gave a presentation of the new strategy for Norwegian oil and gas industry. The conclusion is clear: new technology must be developed and implemented if the companies shall be competative in the future.

The OG 21 Vision is: Technologies and innovation for a competitive Norwegian Petrolium sector.

The vision is supported by five strategic objectives:

  1. Maximize resource utilization
  2. Minimize environmental impact
  3. Improve productivity and reduce costs
  4. Develop innovative technologies
  5. Attract, develop and retain the best talents.

The full strategy document can be found here.

Fluid Power Workshop (WP1), November 23

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WP1 organised a scientific workshop in fluid power. The participants from Aalborg University and the University of Agder are listed above:

Morten Kjeld Ebbesen (Associate Professor, UiA)
Michael Rygaard Hansen (Professor and Dean, UiA)
Sondre Nordås (PhD-candidate, UiA)
Daniel Hagen (PhD-candidate, UiA)
Jannik Jakobsen (PhD-candidate, UiA)
Konrad Johan Jensen (PhD-candidate, UiA)
Torben Ole Andersen (Professor, AAU)
Alireza Matbouei (PhD-candidate, AAU)
Henrik Pedersen (Professor, AAU)
Niels Christian Bender (PhD-candidate, AAU)
Per Johansen Assistant (Professor, AAU)
Remzija Cerimagic (PhD-candidate, AAU)
Niels Henrik Pedersen (PhD-candidate, AAU)
Lasse Schmidt Assistant (Professor, AAU)
Anders Hedegaard Hansen (Assistant Professor, AAU)
Michael Møller Bech (Associate Professor, AAU)
Christian Nørgård (PhD-candidate, AAU)

Reference Group Meetings WP2, WP4 and WP6

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November was a busy month for all work-packages. On November 17, WP2, WP4 and WP6 had their reference group meetings. The photo above is from the WP2 meeting where presentations and discussions were led by the NTNU researchers Olav Egeland, Christian Holden and Terje Rølvåg. Participants from the partners were from UiA, NOV, MHWirth and GCE NODE.

WP 5 Reference Group Meeting Sept. 27

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September 27. the WP5 Reference Group met in NOV location and discussed the following topics:

WP 5.4 “Influence of wave height on the reliability of an offshore winch” (PhD candidate: Achim Feldermann & Lothar Wöll)

WP 5.5 “Welded joints failure prediction: experimental set up” (PhD candidate: Zbigniew Jakub Mikulski)

WP 5.3 “1D model for thermal properties in fiber ropes and hysteresis model for creep” plus “Update on the rope test rig” (Dr. Espen Oland)

WP 5.2 “Acoustic measurements in metallic dog bones and steel wire ropes, development of a new condition indicator” (Dr. Rune Schlanbusch)

WP 5.1 “Review of Methods for Condition Monitoring of Large, Slow-Rotating Roller Element Bearings” (PhD candidate: Martin Hemmer)

The group consisted of  30 participants from most partners of the SFI .

Rope Seminar

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The rope seminar was sold out and attracted 50 delegates from Urdal Services AS, MacGregor Norway AS, Cameron Sense AS, MHWirth AS, National Oilwell Varco Norway, DNV GL, Siem Offshore AS, AXTech AS, Bexco, Maersk Supply Service AS, TTS Bergen, Rolls-Royce Marine, Red Rock AS, W. Giertsen Services AS, TTS Marine AS, Ropeblock B.V., John Dahle Skipshandel AS and DEP Engineering.

During the seminar individual feedbaxck was collected from all the participants to the following questions:

* Do you want us to organise a 2nd rope seminar? 84% of the attendees responded yes, 8% no and 8% had no opinion.
* Will you prioritise the 2nd seminar? 84% responded yes, 16% no.
* Have you enjoyed the seminar? 8% gave the top mark, 55% gave next best.
* Have you learnt anything new in this seminar? 31% stated that their knowledge improved greatly, while 62% stated that they learnt a lot.
* Selected quotation from one of the participants: “For rope enthusiasts like me, this is like being at a Jimmy Hendrix concert, for engineers. To dip into the knowledge of some of the most competent rope specialists in the world, is highly rewarding”, Kai Ingvald Flateland, Senior Engineer at MacGregor Norway.

Successful Global Outlook 2016

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The minister of Trade and Industry, Monika Mæland, gave a presentation on the topic “Industry of the Future”. In the photo above, Monika Mæland and SFI Offshore Mechatronics centre director Geir Hovland.

The Annual Global Outlook was held in Arendal as a part of Arendalsuka 2016. The conference was filled with very interesting speakers, touched upon important issues and a success. The SFI Partner responsible for WP7, GCE NODE, put together this great event. Both challenges and opportunities presented were relevant for the future activities in SFI Offshore mechatronics.

Read more here. The full program of Energy Outlook (PDF).

There is still more interesting events all week in Arendal. The complete program is to be found here.

Geir Global Outlook

WP7 Workshop: Technology Trends Workshop

On June 21 WP7 organised a workshop which started with a focus on trends & votes on findings from SFI strategic study.

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The picture above shows Øystein T. Berg opening the WP7 workshop.

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The picture above shows Hege Kverneland, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NOV presenting among other topics NOV’s Drilling Automation System.

The entire program was as follows:
Anne Grete Ellingsen, CEO GCE NODE. OPENING REMARKS
Øystein T. Berg, Partner, InFuture FINDINGS FROM SFI STRATEGIC STUDY
Audun Finnestad, Director PwC MEGA TRENDS AND RADICAL OPPORTUNITIES
Bjørn Rudshaug, Strategic Project Manager Automatic Drilling Control, Statoil. THE OPPORTUNITIES OF BIG DATA TRANSFORMATION
Hege Kverneland, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NOV. IMPACT OF ACCELERATED DIGIZATIONS
Øyvind Boye, CEO NYMO. Kim A. Jørgensen, Analyst Lundin. Tor Arne Hauge, CEO OTECHOS. SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION IN THE NEW ECOSYSTEM
Arnt Aske, Industry Consultant, GCE NODE WHEN THE NATURE OF INNOVATION IS CHANGING. HOW TO INNOVATE FASTER AND AT SCALE
Øyvind Mydland, CEO StepChange. TRENDS IN THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY THAT CANNOT BE AVOIDED
Marit Dolmen & Arnt Aske OPEN DISCUSSION
SESSION 2 FOR SFI MEMBERS, WP7. DISCUSSIONS WP7 FINDINGS. Øystein T. Berg, Partner, InFuture

The workshop had 55 registered participants and was well received, in particular the interactive mode organised by InFuture.
The day ended with a drilling rig visit at NYMO.