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Artificial Intelligence Aiding the Oil Industry

IDI's professor Agnar Aamodt and adjunct associate professor Ketil Bø (Trollhetta) have succeeded in developing software which has the potential to prevent halts due to drill strings getting stuck in the well during drilling operations.

During the next two years a system to prevent stuck pipe and other unwanted events during drilling will be developed.

Aamodt and Bø has, together with associate professor Pål Skalle of the Department of Petroleum Technology, succeeded in having Statoil, ProVenture Seed, and NFR invest a total of 20MNOK in the establishing of the new company Volve AS and funding of its first R&D project.

The technology is based on results from many years of research at NTNU on case-based and model-based reasoning targeted at the oil and gas domain, as well as advanced use of pattern recognition methods, and the company expects to hire several new employees, primarly software developers or programmers, in near future.


By: Bård Kjos     Published: 09.11.2006     
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