SFI BLUES is running a webinar series from 0900-0945 every second Friday. Topics range from technical presentations to industry experience within the applications relevant to SFI BLUES. The webinars are open to partners in the centre. The webinars are recorded and made available to the partners here.

Friday January 28th, 2022 – Sigurd Solheim Pettersen, DNV: Ocean Space Forecast

DNV has been working with ocean industries for 157 years and is already extensively involved in the new era for the ocean. We have identified the need for a comprehensive overview of how the blue economy will develop in the coming years.

In this presentation, we will discuss the key findings from DNVs new Ocean’s Future to 2050 report. This report highlights how the Blue Economy is entering a period of sectoral and geographic diversification.

These are the highlights:

  • Offshore wind will overtake the oil and gas sector to receive the largest investments in the Blue Economy
  • The Blue Economy will be dominated by Asia
  • There will be a 9-fold increase in demand for ocean space for aquaculture and energy production
  • The energy transition and increasing purchasing power of Asia will alter outlook for shipping
  • Aquaculture production to match capture fisheries by 2050

Friday January 14th, 2022 – Kristoffer Kjellså Jakobsen, Aker Solutions: Arctic Offshore Farming

Friday December 17th, 2021 – Trond Landbø, Dr. Techn. Olav Olsen: OO-Anchor – A new and innovative anchor design

Dr. Techn. Olav Olsen AS has developed a new and innovative anchor design for mooring of floating units. The anchor is a cost effective alternative to suction anchors and is suited for sediment soils such as clay, silt and sand. The purpose is to reduce cost related to fabrication and installation of anchors for floaters. Special focus has been on sharing of anchors between several floaters in a farm-configuration.
The anchor design is based on the philosophy of better utilization of the soil strength, a simple and automated fabrication process and simple and cost effective transportation and installation.
Norwegian patents have been granted and international patenting is ongoing.

Friday November 26th, 2021 – Muhammad Mukhlas, NTNU: Bag and floater motions of a fabric membrane cage

Bag and floater motions of a scaled fabric membrane cage model was investigated. The cage model consisted of an enclosing fabric (or a bag), an elastic floater, a mooring system, and an internal water mass. The model was moored in a towing tank and subjected to regular waves with different periods and steepnesses. Several interesting responses of the fabric membrane cage will be discussed: cage set-down, bag motion, and floater motion. Simplified numerical simulations were performed using WAMIT, which assumed a rigid cage model. A floater motions comparison between model tests and WAMIT results shows the importance of taking the bag and floater flexible modes into account when performing hydrodynamic analysis of a fabric membrane cage.

See also: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889974621001365

Friday November 12th, 2021 – Erik Østby, DNV: READI JIP (REquirement Asset Digital lifecycle Information)

READI JIP (READI – – Shaping the future of digital requirements and information flow in the oil and gas value chain (readi-jip.org)):
“The Joint Industry Project (JIP) READI (REquirement Asset Digital lifecycle Information) addressing needs in the entire oil and gas capital value chain. Today owners, operators, EPCI contractors and suppliers in the oil and gas industry spend massive amounts of expert man hours to specify, implement and verify requirements versus design, yet repeatedly resulting in quality deviations, costly operations and safety issues in project execution and operation. READI JIP addresses this by establishing a platform for automated digital verification of requirements and design in the oil and gas industry, including governance and validation.

When in place, the platform will enable computers to read and perform automatic reasoning on requirements to validate consistency and verify engineering and operational data with accuracy at minimal cost and time expenditure from concept definition to decommissioning. Using advanced digital technology to reshape and automate current business processes:

• Strengthen the competitive edge of the oil and gas industry
• Improve quality, reduce failures and enhance safety in projects and operations of assets
• Accelerate digitalization and standardization in the global oil and gas industry
• Gain efficiency through automation of work processes in engineering, procurement and operation»

Erik will present the READI-project and also touch upon how the methods and the framework from READI can be applyed towards other industries, such as offshore wind.