Following the success of previous UK/Norway mentoring programmes, DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change)and INTSOK (Norwegian Oil & Gas Partners) in conjunction with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate have launched the fourth UK/Norway Cross-border Business to Business mentoring programme.
With improving recovery from our producing fields currently being a topical theme, this programme will have an IOR/EOR technology focus. The aim for the programme will be to match Operators and large Contractors with an active interest in IOR / EOR from the UK and Norway, with relevant SME's in the reciprocal country.
The 12 month programme will provide a strategic insight and a great opportunity for UK companies to engage and understand opportunities and EOR techniques in the Norwegian oil and gas market. Companies like Statoil, GDF SUEZ, ConocoPhillips and Aker Solutions will be mentors in Norway together with a range of prominent UKCS Operators and large Contractors.
The underlying aim of the programme is to provide benefits for both parties focusing on IOR/EOR best practice. It is envisaged the programme will promote buy-in for progression of EOR projects and encourage investment in new technologies. It will strengthen the relationship between the two countries and hopefully expand the range of technological IOR/EOR opportunities available to the UK and Norwegian supply chain.
The programme will also provide a valuable insight into business practice and culture in the two countries.