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Special Focus : ONS 2010


Space and energy technologies are similar in many ways, and the industries have more in common than most people believe. Both share technology challenges involving issues such as automation, harsh environments, new materials, energy solutions, remote operations, integrated operations, communications and surveillance.


Te steering committee behind the Space and


Energy initiative is made up of skilled professionals from Statoil, Oceaneering, the Norwegian Space Centre, IRIS and ONS. ONS is currently making a dedicated effort to demonstrate how critical the treatment of CO2


is


for the future production and utilisation of oil, gas and coal. Finding solutions At this year’s event ONS will establish a separate CCS Park where relevant organisations have the opportunity to demonstrate the challenges, dilemmas and potential solutions related to carbon capture and storage. “Te global demand for energy will continue


get the chance to see for yourself the exciting potential developing at the interface between space and energy. “Te energy sector is one of the world’s most high-


tech industries,” says Brage Johansen, who is the leading light behind the Space and Energy initiative and vice president of strategy and business development at the International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS).


to increase for many decades. In spite of the rapid development of renewable energy sources, oil, gas and coal will continue to be the dominant energy carriers in the foreseeable future,” says ONS CEO, Kjell Ursin-Smith. l


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