Enabling digitalization in and beyond the oil and gas industry through:

  • World-class research in formal methods, semantic technology, database integration, scalable computing, data science and industrial digital transformation.
  • Research-based tools and methods for digitalization.
  • Application to beacon projects in subsurface, operations and engineering.
  • Rich collaboration between oil companies, service companies, IT vendors and researchers.
  • Laboratories for data sharing and scalable data access.

Our Beacon Projects

SIRIUS’ innovation work is organized into beacon projects. Our idea is to identify broad but distinct areas where scalable data access could benefit industry and broader society.

SIRIUS’ beacon projects span the boundaries between computer science academics, information technology vendors and applications in oil & gas, medicine and environmental applications. They are designed to take the results from SIRIUS’ research programs and show how they can create innovation and changed business models in our partner companies. Each beacon addresses a pressing need in an industry and seeks to meet this through prototyping and piloting of SIRIUS’ research results.

Our Research Programs

In 2018, SIRIUS introduced the concept of research programs, renewing and replacing the research strands that we had when the centre first started. These research programs focus on the technology components and research-based methods that we need to deliver results for the business beacons.

These technology components and methods are also innovative products in their own right.

Our Centre

SIRIUS is a Norwegian Centre for Research-driven Innovation that addresses the problems of scalable data access in the oil & gas industry. The centre combines public funding for basic research with funding from its industry partners into an 8 year programme for industrial innovation. The centre started 1st November 2015 and will, according to plan, finish 31st October 2023.

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Our Partners

SIRIUS draws together a consortium of leading industrial organisations across the oil & gas value chain, including operators (Equinor), service companies (Schlumberger, Aibel, Aker Solutions, DNV-GL and TechnipFMC) and IT companies (Computas, Dolphin Interconnect Solutions, Evry, IBM, Kadme, Numascale, OSISoft and SAP).

In SIRIUS these companies work with researchers from the University of Oslo, NTNU, the University of Oxford, Simula Research Laboratories and SINTEF.