Four projects receive verification funding
CMR Science and Technology are among the partners granted funding from the FORNY2020 programme. The project Well Mend is granted 8.5MNOK in government support to further develop a novel method for well repair.
One of the problems in the North sea oil and gas industry is faulty safety valves. A faulty valve can mean complete shutdown of a well, and total replacement is extremely expensive. Experienced industry specialists combined and research from CMR lead to a solution design for repairing the valves in less than a month at 10% of the cost of a full replacement. The project will run from July 2017 through December 2018. The project is to be lead by Bergen Technology Transfer (BTO) and involves research Institutions Christian Michelsen Research and Bergen University College as well as a number of industrial partners.