The NODE ART project is drawing to a close. The project’s task has been to develop a new generation of cylinders and drill equipment adapted to deepwater drilling in both Arctic and tropical regions. It is also developing new materials, surface treatments and cylinder concepts based on new, lightweight materials such as composites.
The project has many partners. These are Aker Solutions, National Oilwell Varco, UMOE Mandal, Elkem Research, Xtrata Nickel, Rexroth (NED), StatoilHydro, the University of Agder (UiA) and NTNU. The project includes provision for three doctoral students through close cooperation with the University of Agder and NTNU. The project is financed by the participants in collaboration with Norges forskningsråd (the Norwegian Research Council), among others.
The project has established groundbreaking expertise and knowledge in tribology/corrosion, and developed alternative technologies using composite materials. Some of the project’s results are:
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