Statoil and NASA finalize research agreement

Offshore staff

HOUSTON Statoil and NASA will jointly explore a range of technologies to assist Statoil in oil and gas exploration and production. The research will be conducted at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.

“This is a significant opportunity to take technologies developed by NASA and JPL for the harsh and challenging environments of space and to apply them to the equally demanding environments of oil and gas production,” said Lars Høier, Statoil acting senior vice president of research, development and innovation. 

The contract between Statoil and NASA is expected to run from now to 2018, and will focus on supercomputing, materials, robotics, development of new tools, and communication optionality.



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