Centre director Merete Vadla Madland got the best present during IOR NORWAY 2019. CEO in Lundin Norway Kristin Færøvik gave Madland a giftbox containing data worth of 25 billion Norwegian krones.
In the giftbox was a memory stick with all the data sets from the field Edvard Grieg in the North Sea. This is the first time a operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf has shared all the data from a whole field.
Openness and sharing
Lundin Norway is one of the industry partners at the Centre.
«This is openness and sharing in action. We are giving the access to data worth 25 billion NOK,» Færøvik said.
For the researchers at the Centre it is of great importance to have access to real data from real fields.
«See if you can beat us! Hopefully this can serve as an inspiration for other companies,» Færøvik said.
Centre director Merete Vadla Madland was amazed by the great news from Lundin.
«When we were awarded the Centre back in 2013, an important prerequisite was that we got hold of field data. We have had this on the agenda for five years, but it has been difficult to get access. We've got a little earlier, but never near an amount like this,» Madland says.
For the Centre the access to all this data comes with a responsibility. The researchers have a big job ahead.
The data set will by all means generate several new research projects in the near future.
Text: Kjersti Riiber