Background and activities

Francesco Scibilia holds a position as Principal Researcher Platform Technology at Statoil's Research Center in Rotvoll, and an Adjunct Associate Professor position at NTNU's Engineering Cybernetics Department (ITK) in Gløshaugen, Trondheim.

His career is within research, development, and implementation and project management related to technology solutions in support of offshore operations in Arctic and harsh environments.

Academic background is from cybernetics engineering, marine technology and computer science engineering.

Since 2012, he has worked in Statoil R&D towards new technology solutions within

  • Ice management
  • Remote sensing
  • Data collection
  • Arctic offshore full scale trials
  • Numerical modeling
  • Unmanned/Autonomous systems

supporting the Statoil Arctic/sub-Arctic strategy, working closely with different Statoil business areas in exploration and field development. Francesco has worked as project manager in several R&D projects with technology suppliers and in joint industry projects. He has also been actively collaborating with university programs as the the Center of Excellence AMOS, Center for Research-based Innovation SAMCoT and CIRFA.

He has participated to four Arctic offshore research expeditions, being involved in planning and execution of activities and as work-package leader.