Oil & Gas

Polytec and partners have developed many groundbreaking technologies and is in the forefront of research in terms of increasing the utilisation of oil and gas reservoirs, including processing and subsea transportation.

Polytec have contributed to maximum utilisation of the gas pipelines on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, increasing the capacity of the pipelines significantly.

Polytec has played a significant part in testing of subsea processing equipment.

All fossil hydrocarbon reservoirs contain trace amounts of unwanted components. Polytec have managed the trace component program for the Norwegian gas transportation company, Gassco.

Black powder is a substance that may occur in gas pipelines where water is present. However, in some cases it appears that black powder exists even at conditions that don’t allow free water to exist. Polytec have done some work in order to understand why black powder exists in dry gas pipelines.


The Norwegian oil and gas industry is a world leader in offshore oil and gas production, especially in deep water and in extreme climates.

The petroleum industry is Norway’s largest industry. In 2012, the petroleum sector represented more than 23 per cent of the country’s total value creation. The revenues from the petroleum sector constitute 30 percent of the state revenues. Today Norway is the 7th largest producer of oil and the 3rd largest producer of gas in the world.

Oil has been produced on the Norwegian continental shelf since the Ekofisk field opened 9 June 1971. So far we have produced somewhat more than 40 percent of our resources. Thus there is still a huge potential for value creation on the Norwegian continental shelf. The Ekofisk field is still one of the largest Norwegian oil producing fields and the production will continue until 2050. A steady activity level must be maintained in order to achieve the goal of long-term management and value creation from the petroleum resources. This can best be facilitated through a parallel and active commitment in four areas: by increasing recovery from existing fields; by developing commercial discoveries; continue active exploration of opened acreage and implementing opening processes