Christian Michelsen Research AS (CMR) - host institution
Energy research is a strategic area of research for CMR. CMR is the host for two new Centres for Environment -friendly Energy Research (CEERs) on safe CO2 storage and wind energy, SUCCESS and NORCOWE. CMRs interest in geothermal energy builds on expertise within instrumentation/monitoring, energy conversion, process technology, mechanical engineering, technical safety, advanced visualization of subsurface measurements, modeling and development of decision support systems. CMRs expertise is complimentary to the other partners in the centre and focused towards research and technology development to enable realisation and testing of specific concepts and solutions.
IRIS-International Research Institute of Stavanger – is a recognized independent research institute with focus on applied research within petroleum, environmental monitoring and renewable energy, amongst others. With our unique expertise in automated drilling and flow in porous media, we aim to be a leading player in research and development for exploration of deep geothermal energy.
IFE is an international research institute for energy and nuclear technology. IFE's mandate is to undertake research and development, on an ideal basis and for the benefit of society, within the energy and petroleum sector, and to carry out assignments in the field of nuclear technology for the nation. The Institute strives for a more climate friendly energy system based on renewable and CO2-free energy sources. IFE possesses first class expertise on corrosion, scaling and tracer technology through its numerous international contracts with petroleum industry which we wish to transfer to the geothermal sector. IFE has taken part as the only Nordic country in the Soultz and ENGINE projects financed by the EU providing expertise on corrosion and scaling. IFE represents Norway at the EXECO of IEA-GIA (Geothermal Implementation Agreement)
NORHARD GEO leading enterprise in developing and operating cost-effective and eco-friendly drilling and conveyance technology underground.
NORSAR is a geo-scientific research institution where geothermal energy is a natural and wanted current and future activity. From 2001 NORSAR has developed own competence on microseismic monitoring. This competence will be developed and expanded on for application to planning, development and operation of geothermal systems. NORSAR is one of several contributors to a new master program in energy and environment planned at Akershus University College.
Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 37 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf Statoils aim is to build upon their oil and gas core expertise, such as geology, drilling and reservoir management, to realise the potential of geothermal power. Statoil is focusing on both conventional and engineered geothermal development, and next generation technologies may provide a game-changing energy option for electricity production
Uni Research Ltd is a research company with more than 500 highly-qualified staff from 50 different nations. The company has an annual turnover of NOK 400 million and is organised in seven departments. Each department is led by a research director. Uni Research carries out research and development in the fields of health, modelling, marine molecular biology, the environment, climate, energy and social sciences.
Geothermal energy is a strategic area of research for the University of Bergen, which is built on strong expertise in geoscience, physics, and applied and computational mathematics. The University of Bergen participates in geothermal energy research projects, and several PhD and master's students are involved.