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 Norwegian Continental Shelf.

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.


Overview of ongoing projects

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
  • New steering committee will be established with representatives from operators

Milestones ahead:

  • Formal agreements are being worked out
  • To be agreed between all operators and licence partners
  • Plan to have all agreements signed within April 2022


IMR Corporation

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


  • Work group established
  • Scope being discussed

Milestones ahead:

  • Agree on three workstreams with sub groups to work out details
  • Present scope is within exchange of plans, sharing and aligning of vetting and HSE demands in contracts and common frames for use of subsea drones


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


  • Dialog ongoing between steering committees in READI and EqHub
  • Detailed plan for how to incorporate results from READI into EqHub ongoing

Milestones ahead:

  • Agree on which element to be incorporated, and how
  • Conclude Q1 2022


Virtual Inventory Hyper Care

Make spare parts available across licenses and operators with improved functionality in “Virtual Inventory”.


  • 70 000 parts are available in virtual inventory
  • Functionality and improvement in search engine implemented

Milestones ahead:

  • Continuous improvement work


Digitalization of Spare Parts Process (SPIR)

Digitalise the spare part process in projects.


  • Work group established and a vendor is invited into the work

Milestones ahead:

  • Minimum viable product is planned delivered April 2022. Planned tested on a brown field project


3D printing, adaptive manufacturing

Make spare parts available digitally, print on demand.


  • Project is being established

Milestones ahead:

  • Project plan for  2022-23 to be worked out


Recirculation of “hard plastic”

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


  • Fasilitate contact between operators and suppliers to find areas for increased recirculation of material

Milestones ahead:

  • No specific milestones at present


In License Data Sharing

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


  • Strategy worked out and supported in Digital Forum
  • Work group established to facilitate reporting format for CO2, Methane and NOX

Milestones ahead:

  • Standard reports recommended in Q4 2021
  • Data architecture to be established Q1 2022

Help and support


Øystein Arvid Håland
Collaboration Project Manager