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BRU21: Research and Innovation Program in Digital and Automation Solutions for the Offshore Energy Industry


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).

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 offshore energy industry value chain through novel digital and automation technologies, innovation and people development.

BRU21 Program Areas

BRU21 Program Areas

BRU21 research is focused on value creation for the offshore energy industry. It couples NTNU expertise in digital and petroleum domains with expertise and data from program’s industrial partners to create novel digital and automation technologies with a business impact. The research program consists of PhD and PostDoc projects organized in six program areas corresponding to the oil and gas value chain. NTNU digital expertise is utilized across the program areas and projects.

Latest updates

Latest updates

Congratulations Drillfeel!
DrillFeel was awarded the third prize in Equinor's 'Innovate for Better' competition, along with a sum of 100,000 NOK.

BRU21 Conference 2024 - 3rd-4th of June, Trondheim

We are hiring - new position: PhD Candidate on portfolio optimization of offshore energy investment projects under uncertainty

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Verena Hagspiel-Janssen. Application deadline: 14.04.2024

SPE Trondheim: General Assembly and Christmas Party

The Christmas meeting saw brilliant presentations from Svein Liknes (OKEA) and Alexey Pavlov (NTNU BRU21 program).



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