West Group awarded additional funding by the Research Council of Norway

West Group receives DEMO 2000 support to build a pilot of the Continuous Drilling and Circulation Unit (CDU).

The CDU is a vital part of the CMR Technology that earlier has received funding from DEMO 2000. The CMR Technology and CDU will be demonstrated through the construction of a full scale pilot rig at Ullandhaug. The pilot project will start in 2012 and be completed early 2014. 

DEMO 2000 has today granted 9 new projects for qualifying and piloting of technology that will help reduce costs, improve efficiency and performance on the Norwegian shelf.

- There were many good applications, and the competition level for new projects is high. This clearly shows that there is an urgent need for more funding for verification and qualification of new technology, says Anders J. Steensen, program coordinator in DEMO 2000.

The projects will help to make the Norwegian Continental Shelf more competitive, as well as additional security. The support from DEMO 2000 will also help to qualify advanced Norwegian technology for world markets.

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