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 established
  • Draft standard contract, to be used between operators for farm-in on vessels used for IMR purposes, have been developed

Milestones ahead:

  • Agree on standard contract form within Q3 2022
  • Establish an arena for sharing of operational plans between operators within Q3 2022


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


  • Agreement between READI and EqHub to integrate READI TIRC into Norwegian Oil and Gas’ EqHub
  • Further work ongoing on how to finance and support POSC Caesar

Milestones ahead:

  • Transfer funding and task for READI TIRC witin Q3 2022
  • Conclude on financing model for POSC Caesar within Q3/Q4 2022


Virtual Inventory Hyper Care

Activity has been integrated into the Virtual Inventory service

Digitalization of Spare Parts Process (SPIR)

Digitalize the spare part process (SPIR) in projects


  • Work group established and several workshops performed
  • Minimum viable solution established – Commercial discussions with contractor ongoing

Milestones ahead:

  • Minimum viable product established within Q3 2022


3D printing, adaptive manufacturing

Make spare parts available digitally, print on demand


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

Milestones ahead:

  • Establish common guidelines on how to apply adaptive manufacturing in the industry within Q3 2022


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
  • No further action taken

Milestones ahead:

  • No specific milestones at present


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 Forum
  • Work group concluded on standard for reporting of CO2, Methane and NOX in licenses and endorsed in Operations Executive Committee
  • Technical solution for how to share data digitally is being worked out and will be made available on Collabor8 Subsurface

Milestones ahead:

  • Report emission data in Collabor8 Subsurface within Q3 2022
  • Participate in RNB project – Within project scope, established by the NPD
  • Follow on project work programme and budget within Q4 2022


Contact information

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