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Project lead: Vigdis Olden, Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF

For more information about the project, see the project webpage -SINTEF and the ROP blog – SINTEF (https://www.sintef.no/rop)


The overall objective of the present project is to establish basic knowledge on subsea hyperbaric repair welding and degradation of clad and lined pipes, as well as C-Mn steel, as studied by laboratory  experiments in combination with numerical modelling of processes and material properties.

The project will address the scientific challenges using SINTEFs laboratories for hyperbaric welding (35 bar) as well as Statoils newly build facilities at Killingøy (150 bar). The welding process and the material properties and integrity will be investigated using a combination of experimental testing and investigations as well as numerical modelling and FE simulation.


SINTEF, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) will do the research in the project, and 2 Phd’s will be educated. The industrial partners are Statoil, Gassco, Technip, POSCO (Korea ) and EDF Induction.  The project will collaborate with the Japanese WPI Institute I2CNER including Kyushu University in Japan and the University of Illinois in USA. ROP is a competence building project for industry within the The Research Council of Norway’s Petromaks 2 programme, with a budget of 28 mill NOK.


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