Arena Centre for smart and safe wells
Better exploitation of oil reserves
The target of Arena Centre for smart and safe wells (CSSW) is to develop solutions and technologies which give a better exploitation of oil reserves. The network has a well defined strategy, focusing on a close collaboration between the E&P companies and the related cluster of service- and vendor companies.
Photo: Heidi Widerøe/Innovation Norway
In the past, oil was easy accessible. Today the situation has changed. The discovery of large reservoirs is rare and costs related to well construction and production are increasing. Therefore, the optimization of production from mature fields and new but small fields becomes increasingly more important, and the main drivers for achieving this are proper planning, know-how and new technology.
Participants within CSSW have a close cooperation with the industry and come from a variety of technology companies, R&D institutions, academia and public institutions. A close dialogue with end users is a key factor to success.
By organizing both small and large companies within an effective network, a strong spirit of community is created. The aim of CSSW is to be a driving force for the development of new technology within the drilling and well segment of the oil and gas industry.