Increased value creation through collaboration


Cooperation between operators and suppliers to improve performance and reduce costs

The purpose with the project is to connect operators and suppliers and make it easier for them to interact, solve problems and share data.

By collaborating more, you can help create new solutions and services that can provide high value for your company as well as increase the value creation on the NCS.

The Collaboration project enables collaboration within specific areas to reduce cost, and also improve image, as the project is promoting standard solutions and agile improvement activities in all aspects of the upstream business.

Read more about ongoing projects below.


Subsea Pool

One common pool for subsea running tools and equipment, available for all operators on the NCS


  • Basic frame for operating model established – Equinor will be service provider
  • Proposed new solution presented to operators – Process for final approval ongoing

Milestones ahead:

  • Formal agreements – To be approved in licenses within Q3/Q4 2022

IMR corporation

Corporate within several segments of subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR)


  • Work group has finished their work
  • Draft standard contract, to be used between operators for farm-in on vessels used for IMR purposes, has been developed


Consolidate results from READI JIP (Joint Industry Project) with EqHub


  • Agreement between READI and EqHub to integrate READI TIRC into EqHub
  • New TIRC solution will be available January 2023

Milestones ahead:

  • Conclude on financing model for POSC Caesar within Q3/Q4 2022
  • Improve TIRC solution as we gain experience


Digitalisation of Spare Parts Process (SPIR)

Digitalise the spare part process (SPIR) in projects


  • Work group established and several workshops performed
  • Minimum viable solution established – Commercial contract with supplier is signed

Milestones ahead:

  • Test the solution on a real modification project


Digital Inventory

Make spare parts available on demand in an additive manufacturing process


  • Project established with representatives from Equinor, Vår Energi, ConocoPhilips and TotalEnergies

Milestones ahead:

  • Common guidelines on how to apply adaptive manufacturing in the industry is established
  • A film explaining the work process and solution has been made (see below)

Digital Inventory video

Recirculation of “hard plastic”

Re-use casing and tubing protectors, reduce waste and encourage circular economy


  • Fasilitated contact between operators and suppliers to find areas for increased recirculation of material
  • No further work planned

In License Data Sharing (ILDS)

Implement a data sharing model where data flows seamlessly between operators, partners and authorities


  • Strategy worked out and supported in Digital Strategy Forum
  • Work group concluded on standard for reporting of CO2, Methane and NOX in licenses and endorsed in Operations Committee
  • Technical solution for how to share data digitally is being worked out and will be made available on Subsurface
  • Projects established for digitalization of the work processes within the following areas:
    –  RNB process (National Budget reporting)
    –  Work program and budget in licenses
    –  Reporting to the Statistics Norway
    –  Cash call and billing

Milestones ahead:

  • Report emission data in Subsurface within January 2023
  • Develop a solution for RNB reporting in 2023 – In close cooperation with the NPD
  • Align input data between all four reporting areas (ref. above)


Contact information

Øystein Arvid Håland, Project Manager, Collaboration Project
+47 918 76 645 /