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.

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Books

  • Scibilia, Francesco; Bitmead, Robert R.; Olaru, Sorin; Hovd, Morten. (2009) Proceedings of The 7th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation. IEEE conference proceedings. 2009. ISBN 978-1-4244-4707-7.
  • Scibilia, Francesco; Olaru, Sorin; Hovd, Morten. (2009) Approximate Explicit Linear MPC via Delaunay Tessellation. European Union Control Association. 2009. ISBN 978-963-311-369-1.

Part of book/report

  • Heyn, Hans-Martin; Skjetne, Roger; Scibilia, Francesco. (2018) Distributed sensing of loads acting against the hull of a stationkeeping vessel in ice. ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 8: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology.
  • Andersson, Leif Erik; Aftab, Muhammad Faisal; Scibilia, Francesco; Imsland, Lars Struen. (2017) Forecasting using multivariate empirical mode decomposition — Applied to iceberg drift forecast. 2017 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA).
  • Andersson, Leif Erik; Scibilia, Francesco; Imsland, Lars Struen. (2017) A study on an iceberg drift trajectory. ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 8: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology, Trondheim, Norway, June 25–30, 2017.
  • Andersson, Leif Erik; Scibilia, Francesco; Imsland, Lars Struen. (2017) The Moving Horizon Estimator Used in Iceberg Drift Estimation and Forecast. Control Conference (ECC), 2016 European.
  • Bouquet, Grégory; Schulerud, Helene; Scibilia, Francesco. (2017) Iceberg Detection in Low Visibility Conditions via Infra-Red Sensors: Processing and Modelling of Field Data. ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 8: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology, Trondheim, Norway, June 25–30, 2017.