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BRU21: Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry

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BRU21 is NTNU’s Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry.

It is a multidisciplinary program uniting academic and industrial experts in Cybernetics and Robotics, Computer and Data Science, Cyber security, Petroleum engineering and Geoscience, Mechanical engineering, Sociology, Management and Economics. The program focuses on creating impact across the oil and gas value chain through novel digital and automation technologies, innovation and people development.

The program is centered around PhD/PostDoc research projects on concrete digitalization/automation-related challenges (use-cases) formulated by the industrial partners. These projects, funded by the industry, are matched with NTNU-funded projects focusing on fundamental research questions. 

The BRU21 philosophy is based on high-level interdisciplinary research, close collaboration with industry, innovation culture and tight collaboration across projects and disciplines (avoiding silos).

The abbreviation BRU21 stands for Better Resource Utilization in the 21st century. It is also the name of NTNU strategy for Oil and Gas Research, published in BRU21 report.

BRU21 Vision, mission and goal

BRU21 Vision, mission and goal

BRU21 vision: Enable higher efficiency, safety and reduced environmental footprint of oil and gas production through digital and automation technologies.

BRU21 mission: Mobilize multidisciplinary expertise across NTNU and, in cooperation with industrial partners, produce research results for novel technological and organizational solutions.

BRU21 goal: Deliver new knowledge, technologies, innovations and multidisciplinary specialists for the digital transformation of the Oil and Gas industry and for Norwegian society.

BRU21 video report 2021-2022

BRU21 video report 2021-2022

Video Newsletters

Video Newsletters

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BRU21 Video Newsletter #2

BRU21 Video Newsletter #1