Selected projects

Below a selection of our projects are shown. See the overview of applications and expertise for a broader overview of areas we are working on.


  • AALDOG 

    AALDOG

    Active Acoustic Leak Detection of Oil and Gas. A project funded by RCN through the DEMO 2000 program, and a project-cooperation between METAS and CMR, IMR, Simrad (Kongsberg Maritime) and Statoil.

  • AIS 

    AIS

    The CMR AIS track server is a set of real-time monitoring and analysis tools for vessel traffic information.

  • AkvaVis 

    AkvaVis

    AkvaVis is a demo of a decision support system for finding the optimal locations for aquaculture.

  • AquaSpace 

    AquaSpace

    Aquaspace - Ecosystem approach to making space for sustainable aquaculture - is a EC Horizon 2020 project which aims at providing increased space for aquaculture to allow increased production.

  • Arctic Ice Edge Voyage 

    Arctic Ice Edge Voyage

    A new project will provide environmental data from ice edge zone in the Arctic.

  • Automated Construction Planning 

    Automated Construction Planning

    Together with a local company that produce and sell scaffold elements, CMR has developed software for automated computation of a complete scaffold setup around a building. The system includes configurable house-models as input, and detailed final visualizations of the resulting scaffold setup.

  • Autonomous surface vehicles for fish detection / Fiskeletende Autonome Overflatefarkoster 

    Autonomous surface vehicles for fish detection / Fiskeletende Autonome Overflatefarkoster

    Fiskerinæringen bruker årlig store ressurser på fiskeleting, både for å finne ut hvor et innsig slår til og for å finne gode og riktige fangster på feltene. Autonome overflatefarkoster med et lavt energiforbruk har et stort potensial i leting og overvåkning for fiskerinæringen, og vil kunne gi pålitelig sanntids beslutningsstøtte før fangst. Teknologiutviklingen har nådd et punkt hvor denne typen overflatefarkoster er utprøvd og kommersielt tilgjengelig.

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    Autonomous surveillance of offshore fish egg and larvae

    Detection and enumeration of fish spawning products is important for research, management, and monitoring related to human activities at sea. The use of autonomous vehicles for survailance of fish egg and larvae will can enable continuous and near real-time monitoring at sea.

  • Bathymetry Buoy 

    Bathymetry Buoy

    The Bathymetry Bouy is designed for water depth measurement and satellite data communication of data in harsh arctic environments.

  • BepiColombo Simulation Units 

    BepiColombo Simulation Units

    Prototech delivers simulation units for BepiColombo, an ESA mission to explore the planet Mercury in collaboration with the Japanese space agency, JAXA. Launch is planned to take place during a one month long window starting on 27 January 2017.

  • BRIDGES 

    BRIDGES

    Bringing together research and industry for the development of glider environmental services

  • CFD analysis of a fiscal gas metering station at Gjøa 

    CFD analysis of a fiscal gas metering station at Gjøa

    In a project initiated by Engie, CMR has investigated possible installation effects on a fiscal gas metering station at Gjøa by use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis combined with ultrasonic meter flow calculations.

  • Clean Highly Efficient Offshore Power (CHEOP) 

    Clean Highly Efficient Offshore Power (CHEOP)

    Prototech is building a robust 10kW solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack ideal for offshore use, while simultaneously designing a MW-scale system for future applications where the SOFC stack will be one of the basic building blocks.

  • COSC Deep Drilling - fibreoptic temperature measurements 

    COSC Deep Drilling - fibreoptic temperature measurements

    CMR has delivered fibreoptic distributed temperature sensing to an international scientific deep drilling project, resulting in an impressive accuracy of 0.1°C and a spatial resolution of less than 0.5 m.

  • Cross sectional multiphase fluid flow imaging using short wave infrared optical imaging techniques 

    Cross sectional multiphase fluid flow imaging using short wave infrared optical imaging techniques

    Short wave infra-red imaging technology is being developed in order to map the internal structure of optically opaque complex multiphase fluid flows.

  • DABGRAF 

    DABGRAF

    The latest progress in echosounder technology has seen a transition from single frequency to wideband signal, yielding a drastic increase in information and resolution of acoustic data. The DABGRAF project makes use of this new technology in order to estimate size distributions in pelagic fish schools.

  • Decision support for installation of offshore wind turbines (DECOFF) 

    Decision support for installation of offshore wind turbines (DECOFF)

    The objective of the project is to integrate probabilistic weather forecast models and advanced equipment response models, and accordingly establish probabilistic based decision support as best practice for installation of offshore wind turbines.

  • Distributed seismic monitoring for geological carbon sequestration 

    Distributed seismic monitoring for geological carbon sequestration

    This collaborative project seeks to develop and demonstrate distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technology applied to geological carbon sequestration. Field tests will be performed at the Gundih CCS Pilot Project, Indonesia and the CaMi Field Research Station (FRS), Canada.

  • Emissions to water, uncertainty analysis 

    Emissions to water, uncertainty analysis

    CMR performs 3rd party documentation of emissions to water for authority reporting and uncertainty analysis of metering system.

  • Environmental reporting of CO2 emissions  

    Environmental reporting of CO2 emissions

    CMR perform 3rd party documentation of CO2 emissions for authority reporting and uncertainty analysis.

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    EPOS-Norway

    The European Plate Observing System (EPOS) is a long-term infrastructure project to facilitate integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe. EPOS-Norway is the Norwegian part of the project. CMR is leading the e-infrastructure work package in EPOS-N.

  • ES300 - Upward Looking Sonar 

    ES300 - Upward Looking Sonar

    The ES300 instrument is an upward looking sonar used in the arctic/antarctic for measuring ice thickness. It has an battery lifetime of 1-5 years. The first versions were made in 1989 continuously developed since.

  • Evaluation of NOx emission models 

    Evaluation of NOx emission models

    In this project CMR assisted the client in evaluating different models predicting the NOx emissions of a number of burners and boilers.

  • Evaluation of predictive emission monitoring systems for NOx emissions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf 

    Evaluation of predictive emission monitoring systems for NOx emissions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

    The Norwegian Environment Agency wanted a evaluation of different NOx emission models. The project was delievered by CMR.

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    EXACTUS

    Technologies, systems and operational procedures for high-level accuracy in biomass control in large cages

  • Field Kelvin Probe (FKP) 

    Field Kelvin Probe (FKP)

    Scientists at Christian Michelsen Research are currently developing, together with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research (Germany), the Field Kelvin Probe (FKP) that will enable contactless detection of hidden corrosion on - and off-shore installations.

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    First generation multiphase meter

    CMR developed first generation multiphase meter.

  • FME NORCOWE 

    FME NORCOWE

    The NORCOWE Centre addresses several important areas for offshore wind energy, e.g. maintenance and operation, met/ocean measurements, wind farm layout, resource assessment and forecasting. NORCOWE Reference Wind Farm is defined.

  • FME SUCCESS 

    FME SUCCESS

    The SUCCESS Centre addresses several important areas for CO2 storage in the subsurface: storage performance, sealing properties, injection, monitoring and consequences for the marine environment. The activities and applied methodology in the Centre include case studies, experiments, method and software development, modelling/ simulation and work flow.

  • Gamma-Ray Tomograph 

    Gamma-Ray Tomograph

    A non-destructive, non-interfering tool for dynamic measurement of three-component/multiphase flow in a pipe.

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    Geoillustrator

    The objective of this project was to facilitate improved understanding of geological evolution by developing methods for rapid and intuitive digital sketching.

  • GeoSketch 

    GeoSketch

    The objective of this project is to develop a new software application for rapid and intuitive sketching of geology.

  • Geothermal Energy for Svalbard  

    Geothermal Energy for Svalbard

    Geothermal energy may be an alternative for the settlements on Svalbard.

  • Geothermal4PL 

    Geothermal4PL

    Support for Sustainable Development and Use of Shallow Geothermal Energy within the Areas of the Mieszkanie Plus Programme in Poland. The Main Objectives and Planned Results of the Bilateral Polish-Norwegian Project.

  • Green Fish Farm 

    Green Fish Farm

    The goal of the present project is to develop an innovative fish waste processing unit to be further integrated in a full scale concept of a zero emission and zero waste fish farm - Green Fish Farm (GFF).

  • Hammertech 

    Hammertech

    CMR has provided extensive research and developments efforts into the AquaField™ project for our client Hammertech AS.

  • Hydrate monitoring and characterization using electromagnetic sensors 

    Hydrate monitoring and characterization using electromagnetic sensors

    CMR is characterizing gas hydrate deposits in pipelines using broad-band electromagnetic measurements.

  • Hydrogen ferry 

    Hydrogen ferry

    The aim of the project is to demonstrate the feasibility of hydrogen and fuel cells for marine electric propulsion, and to test hybrid operation together with Li-ion batteries.

  • ICEX - Automatic weather station 

    ICEX - Automatic weather station

    CMR delivers automatic observation stations that can be deployed on the ice for environmental and ice drift monitoring.

  • LoVe 

    LoVe

    The Lofoten-Vesterålen Cabeled Ocean Observatory (LoVe) is a Norwegian infrastructure for marine research, monitoring and subsea technology development.

  • LSSS 

    LSSS

    The “Large Scale Survey System” (L-triple-S) is a software system for marine stock assessment and research through analysis of multi-frequency acoustic data

  • Measurement program, VOC emission from shuttle tanker loading 

    Measurement program, VOC emission from shuttle tanker loading

    On behalf of VOC industry Co-operation (VOCIC) Christian Michelsen Research (CMR) has performed consulting work in conjunction with the implementation and execution of measurement program for measuring the emissions of volatile organic components (VOC) during loading of shuttle tankers.

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    MedViz

    CMR are together with the University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital the main partners in the research cluster MedViz, focusing on interdisciplinary research in advanced image analysis and visualisation, bridging the gap between “bench and bedside”.

  • Mobile acoustic observation methodologies for cabled ocean observatory transects  

    Mobile acoustic observation methodologies for cabled ocean observatory transects

    The scientific idea of Lofoten-Vesterålen cabled ocean observatory (infrastructure project, LoVe) is to establish real-time monitoring that produces four-dimensional properties of observations along the observatory transect (depth • distance from coast • time • flux of observed quantities). The project aims to be an operational framework which in turn will facilitate continuous monitoring of water and biomass flux along the coast by the Norwegian costal and Atlantic currents, thus connecting processes at the coast with those taking place in northern oceans. Such a perspective requires observations also in-between the stationary cable nodes, and a spatial interpolation model that utilizes all available observations to give the best possible information at the transect along the cable

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    Model for CO2 emission factor for flare gas

    CMR developed in close collaboration with Statoil the CO2 emission factor program for flare gas emissions.

  • Multimodal Flow Assurance Metering Station (MuFAMES) 

    Multimodal Flow Assurance Metering Station (MuFAMES)

    This project focused on monitoring of small amounts of hydrates in the flow, or solids such as hydrates, wax and scale building up on the inside walls of oil and gas pipelines.

  • Multiphase flow and early fault detection 

    Multiphase flow and early fault detection

    CMR is in cooperation with daughter company XSENS AS developing novel acoustic flow measurement technology.

  • NEXOS 

    NEXOS

    New cost-effective, innovative and compact integrated multifunctional sensor systems

  • Nisep 201 

    Nisep 201

    Compact modern ultrasonic separator system for core sample permeability analysis.

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    NMDC

    Archiving and sharing of research data is an important part of sustainable and verifiable research. The Norwegian Marine Data Centre (NMDC) is a national e-infrastructure for the seamless exchange of data set for the marine research community.

  • Norwegian Centre for Geothermal Energy Research (CGER) 

    Norwegian Centre for Geothermal Energy Research (CGER)

    CMR is host for Norwegian Centre for Geothermal Energy Research (CGER) with14 partners from research and industry

  • Offshore Boundary-Layer Observatory (OBLO) 

    Offshore Boundary-Layer Observatory (OBLO)

    In collaboration with the University of Bergen, CMR provides and operates state-of-the-art instrumentation and measurement capabilities for a wide range of atmospheric and oceanographic parameters relevant for offshore wind energy application.

  • Online course in fiscal oil metering 

    Online course in fiscal oil metering

    CMR has developed an online course in fiscal oil metering. This is freely available from the website of NFOGM. The course is aimed at metering technicians, supervisors and other personnel interested in fiscal oil metering.

  • Online Distributed Integrity Monitoring System (ODIMS) for corrosion under insulation (CUI) 

    Online Distributed Integrity Monitoring System (ODIMS) for corrosion under insulation (CUI)

    Fibre optic technology for the distributed measurement of chemical parameters that can warn of the onset of corrosion under insulation (CUI) including humidity, liquid water and water salinity.

  • Online tools for fiscal gas- and oil-metering uncertainty 

    Online tools for fiscal gas- and oil-metering uncertainty

    Online tools for fiscal gas- and oil-metering uncertainty.

  • Ownership allocation 

    Ownership allocation

    CMR performs 3rd party uncertainty evaluation related to ownership allocation of gas and oil.

  • Permittivity Calculator 

    Permittivity Calculator

    Method and tool for estimating crude oil permittivity from composition data.

  • Rapid and intuitive sketching of geomodels 

    Rapid and intuitive sketching of geomodels

    We have performed extensive research on the topic of how to rapidly sketch geological layer-cake models and how to visualize them in an illustrative and easy to understand manner as seen in educational text books.

  • RED BULL RAGNAROK 

    RED BULL RAGNAROK

    CMR are testing our knowledge in windmeasurements and our lidar instruments in a kite competition on the plains of the Hardangervidda. Follow the lidar measurements here on our webpages. Our people and our lidars are out there in the wilderness taking the data down.

  • Sailbuoy 

    Sailbuoy

    The SailBuoy is part of new generation unmanned ocean vehicles designed for marine observations, enabling a persistent presence on the world’s oceans.

  • Salinity and Water-Liquid Ratio Sensor 

    Salinity and Water-Liquid Ratio Sensor

    CMR is developing a sensor system for measurement of water salinity and water-in-liquid ratio (WLR) in multiphase and wetgas flow.

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    Sara

    SARA has been the main decision support system of the Norwegian Joint Rescue Coordination Centres since January, 2000. The system’s primary function is to aggregate and present all relevant information about real and potential emergency incidents, including location-based information on electronic maps.

  • SEAT 

    SEAT

    A real-time system for acoustic species identification for use in fisheries.

  • SEEBED 

    SEEBED

    Seeing further: Broadband acoustics for improved measurements of demersal fishes.

  • Seisdrift 

    Seisdrift

    An autonomous drifting seismic buoy for acquisition of single channel seismic reflection data from drifting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean and real-time data transmission to shore via Iridium

  • Sensitivity of Multiphase Meters to changes in PVT data 

    Sensitivity of Multiphase Meters to changes in PVT data

    Multiphase meters (MPFMs) rely on accurate input of PVT data and other fluid parameters in order to achieve the specifications given by the vendors. Accurate input parameters may be a challenge in many installations, especially for fields with gas lift or water injection.

  • Sensor technology for monitoring of pressure safety valves  

    Sensor technology for monitoring of pressure safety valves

    CMR has been the main technology partner for Sentec in developing low cost wireless smart sensor technology for monitoring of pressure safety valves (PSVs). CMR's work in the project includes the development and programming of a low cost sensor, an accompanying Android App communicating with the sensor via Bluetooth and a cloud server solution.

  • SHIVR 

    SHIVR

    In this project CMR and Statoil developed a Virtual Reality (VR) system that changed work processes and increased revenue for petroleum E&P in general.

  • Sounds in the Ocean 

    Sounds in the Ocean

    Characterization and quantification of anthropogenic, biological and ambient sounds in the oceans are important for a range of marine industries as well as for enhancing our understanding of marine ecosystem.

  • Subsea Online Fluid Analyser (SOFA) 

    Subsea Online Fluid Analyser (SOFA)

    CMR has, in cooperation with the University of Bergen, developed a concept for subsea online fluid analysis.

  • Thermal Energy Storage for Zero Village Bergen  

    Thermal Energy Storage for Zero Village Bergen

    The ambition level for Zero Village Bergen at Aadland with 800 dwellings is that the area will be self supplied with both thermal and electric energy. CMR is involved in two research projects that investigates the potential for thermal energy storage solutions for this area.

  • TIME SCALE 

    TIME SCALE

    We are building chambers for tomatoes to grow in space. The aim is to give food to astronauts going to Mars.

  • Transducer for down-hole ultrasonic transit time measurements 

    Transducer for down-hole ultrasonic transit time measurements

    A HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) transducer has been developed for down-hole ultrasonic transit time measurements.

  • Ultrasonic time-of-flight flowmeters 

    Ultrasonic time-of-flight flowmeters

    CMR has a long history of R&D on Ultrasonic flowmeters with high measurement accuracy.

  • Uncertainty analysis field allocation Kristin-Tyrihans 

    Uncertainty analysis field allocation Kristin-Tyrihans

    Tyrihans and Kristin well streams are commingled in the production manifold topside and processed jointly in a semi-submersible processing facility installation (Kristin SEMI process plant). CMR has carried out an uncertainty analysis for the daily and monthly field allocation and field export of oil, gas and total hydrocarbon production from Kristin and Tyrihans.

  • Video abstraction and analysis for DOF Subsea 

    Video abstraction and analysis for DOF Subsea

    Abstracting weeks of video footage to simple images.

  • Virtual CO2 Laboratory - VIRCOLA 

    Virtual CO2 Laboratory - VIRCOLA

    The vision of the Virtual CO2 Laboratory project (VIRCOLA) was to develop a data platform and methodology facilitating improved data utilization and work processes, leading to better understanding of the storage capacity, injectivity and long-term confinement of CO2.

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    VRSafety

    VRSafety is a Virtual Reality (VR) application to be used in the oil, gas and process industry for the purpose of enhancing safety and risk communication as well as training.