Research & Development

Technical expertise is important for us, and pursuing an active research programme is crucial for continuing our development as a technology-driven oil and gas company.

We participate in a number of projects together with research groups which enjoy an international reputation and are all leaders in their fields. Results from these ventures are continuously incorporated in our work to find, develop and produce oil and gas.

_MT83016-EditCOOP phase 3: Crustal onshore – offshore project

This is the third phase of a project conducted by Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) to study the relationship between onshore and offshore geology on the Norwegian Shelf. The study area is the South Eastern part of the Norwegian Sea. Please read more here


Joint Industry Project between Total and VNG. The project is designed to identify and test microbial cultures that can be used to plug the water-bearing reservoir zones and improve sweep efficiency. Research at UNI/CIPR with cooperation from Borregaard. Global Organic Energy-Intelligent Property (GOEip) conducts the project. Please read more here


SUBPRO is the center for innovation-based research in underwater production and processing at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

The primary objective of SUBPRO is to become a leading international subsea research center providing top quality candidates, knowledge and technological innovation. SUBPROs work will carried out in cooperation with the most important industrial players in the underwater field. Please read more here.