• Drilling waste minimization in the Barents Sea 

      Zaki, Rezgar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-19)
      With the increasing demand for energy over recent decades, the Arctic region has become an interesting area for future oil and gas exploration and development. The Barents Sea has the most western position among the Arctic seas surrounding the coast of Western Russia and Northern Norway. In the recent years several oil and gas discoveries done in this area and the number of wells is steadily ...
    • Empirical and dynamical modeling of debris flow events close to Longyearbyen and Svea, Svalbard 

      Engelke, Christian (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-06-30)
      Debris flows are a mountain slope hazard relatively well studied in densely populated mountainous regions, while few investigations have been done in Arctic permafrost regions. In order to get a better understanding of the processes involved in such an envi-ronment, this work focused on debris flow hazards in the mountains close to Longyear-byen and Svea on Svalbard, Norway, situated at 78°N. A ...
    • Environmental risk influencing factors for petroleum drilling in the western Barents Sea 

      Sætrum, Tina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-05-31)
      Offshore petroleum drilling in harsh and cold environment, like in the Barents Sea, can be challenging and risky due to the prevailing weather condition. How the physical environment affects systems, components, and working environment has to be enlightened in order to operate safely. The vulnerable environment, remoteness, and possible outcomes if an accident occurs are of great concern. The society, ...
    • Feasibility study of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) application for ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of Wind Turbine Rotor Blades. Preliminary experiments of handheld and UAV utrasonic testing on glass fibre laminate 

      Skaga, Simon Kleppevik (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-31)
      In this thesis, we have conducted a feasibility study on UAV application for ultrasonic pulsed non-destructive testing of wind turbine rotor blades. Due to the high initial cost of wind turbines, and their decreasing availability due to increasing size and offshore locations, it is imperative to properly maintain these structures over their 10-30-year lifetime. Operation and maintenance costs can ...
    • Finite element analysis of materials for aquaculture net cages. FEA of materials for aquaculture net cages using ANSYS Workbench 

      Myrli, Odd Einar Lockertsen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-06-20)
      The number of good sites in less exposed locations for aquaculture farming is limited. Trends are now that the fish cages are increasing in both width and depth as well as more weather-exposed locations are taken into use. As the net cages continues to increase in size, so does the material costs. The design of the sea cages should be modified for safe and reliable use in remote offshore locations. ...
    • Friction tests on polyurethane and concrete. Rolling friction tests and sliding friction tests on anti-abrasion polyurethane, anti-seepage polyurethane and concrete. 

      Hansen, Kristian (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-06-01)
      The climate in arctic areas of the world is a challenge for airports. Snow and ice accumulates on the runways, forcing airports to close for snow clearing. Pilots need to know that the friction is at a respectable level before they land, and may have to return if not. This thesis looked at a polymer called polyurethane, and if this material could be used as a new runway material, considering both ...
    • A fuzzy logic-possibilistic methodology for risk-based inspection (RBI) planning of oil and gas piping subjected to microbiologically Influenced corrosion (MIC) 

      Pokhrel, Marshal (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-31)
      The oil and gas installations are associated with risk due to different degradation mechanisms. Microbial Influenced Corrosion, commonly known as MIC, is one of them. The failures caused by MIC may have significant impacts on health, safety and environment (HSE). Therefore, to avoid failures regular inspection of the assets and maintenance plans need to be executed. With this on mind, engineers try ...
    • Icing Effects on Power Lines and Anti-icing and De-icing Methods 

      Solangi, Ali Raza (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-30)
      Icing on power lines may lead to compromise safety and reliability of electric supply network. Prolong icing can lead to power breakdown and collapse of towers. Since power transmission lines are mostly overhead and could face the direct impact of icing, and it is one of the main challenges faced by power distribution companies in cold regions. When the ice accretion crosses the safety limit then ...
    • Identification of Challenges and Hazards associated with Cruise Traffic and Evacuation in the Arctic 

      Dalsand, Raymond; Nese, Tord (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-06-06)
      Arctic cruise tourism is gaining in popularity. There is a need to better understand hazards that are connected with cruise traffic and evacuation in the Arctic. The Polar Code tries to enhance the safety of persons travelling in polar waters by giving functional requirements to life-saving appliances. However, it is unclear what is needed to achieve the required functionality, and how existing ...
    • Improving mechanical grip on winter tires. Finite element analysis on pressure profile of airless tire compared to conventional tire using ANSYS workbench 

      Ludvigsen, Sondre (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-06-22)
      The harsh climate of the arctic has always been one of the most difficult areas to drive cars in. The severe loss in traction due to snow and icing on the roads, has led to an increased risk of collisions. The winter tires for cars has developed through the years after their introduction in the 1930’s. There have been three revolutionary changes made since then; implement of studs, changing in tread ...
    • Matsikkerhet i Norge. Er forsyningsberedskapen tilstrekkelig? 

      Steien, Terese (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-06-01)
      Tittelen på avhandlingen lyder slik: ‘Matsikkerhet i Norge – er forsyningsberedskapen tilstrekkelig?’ Denne avhandlingen omhandler matsikkerhet og en risiko- og sårbarhetsanalyse. Målet var å finne ut hvilken matsikkerhet som er i landet, hva som påvirker den og om forsyningsberedskapen er tilstrekkelig ved en eventuell krise. Målet var også å utføre en risiko- og sårbarhetsanalyse for å se på ...
    • Mechanical and impact tests of CFRP. An experimental and numerical study of the mechanical properties of CFRP samples with varying temperatures, using Four-point bending, Charpy and Air gun tests 

      Strand, Cathrine Høgmo (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-06-01)
      With increasing popularity of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) over time, the need of research in the field increases along with it. The aim of this project was to study the mechanical properties of CFRP with varying temperature settings. A four-point bending test was performed to find the deflection of CFRP in room temperature, and after being exposed to cold temperature. A numerical test was ...
    • Modelling of Marine Icing with Close Range Photogrammetry 

      Haukebø, Asbjørn Risholm (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-01)
      Installations and vessels operating in the high North in the winter season are likely to be subjected to marine Icing. To date there are no sensor technology available to accurately measure the total weight or volume of the ice. Photogrammetry is a universal 3-D measuring technique applied in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields. Agisoft PhotoScan is a photogrammetry software utilizing Structure ...
    • Navigation in the Arctic. How can simulator training be used for assessment and reduction of risk? 

      Røds, Johan-Fredrik (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-06-01)
      Over the recent years, the ship traffic in the polar areas has increased. There is reason to believe that this traffic, and especially the cruise traffic, will increase further as the ice retracts towards the poles. There is also reason to believe that with the continued focus and exposure of the Polar Region, the cruise tourism to the region will grow.The increased presence in the polar areas will ...
    • Oil Spill Preparedness and Response in the Arctic. The effect of low temperature on oil spill response operations in the Arctic with respect to overall equipment effectiveness 

      Rolandsen, Markus Helfjord (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-06-02)
      Effectiveness is an important term in oil spill response operations. Literature often relate to the level of effectiveness connected to either mechanical containment and recovery, in-situ burning or chemical dispersant application. The term effectiveness in oil spill response operations can be related to existing theory and the perspective of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). The perspective ...
    • Optimal Ordering Strategy of Perishable Products 

      Bjørvik, Simon Sagelv (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-07-13)
      It is challenging to plan for the future, especially if there are uncertainties. In the retail store business making the right orders at the right time might have a severe impact on the profit of the store. Maintaining the right inventory is a part of this. With fluctuations in price and competition, having the best deals, and being at the whims of the customers making sure that the store has the ...
    • Optimization of maritime operations in Arctic. Rating of improvement of weather routing/decision support systems for maritime operations in the Arctic region 

      Johansen, Kåre (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-05-15)
      Abstract The decreased ice extent caused by increased air and sea temperatures has led to a growing interest in the Arctic waters. There are different maritime industries that have plans to expand northwards for various reasons. First of all there are different developments in oil and gas industry in Barents, Kara, Greenland, Arctic sea around the coast of Canada and Alaska. New ship trading ...
    • Real time estimation of measurement in annular pressure and their relationship with pore and fracture pressure profile 

      Hassan, Syed Yasir (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-06-01)
      The drilling industry still faces the challenge of acquiring accurate and viable precision of subsurface pressure data. To address this, drilling industry is keen to establish accurate and reliable measurement of pressure in wellbore and to estimate the pore pressure and fracture pressure profile with utmost precision. In any drilling operation, it is important to maintain the annulus pressure ...
    • Risk of Ship Collision in the Barents Sea in 2030 

      Balto, Jan Børre Hansen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-06-01)
      This thesis evaluates the risk of ship collisions in the Barents Sea in 2030 between three future scenarios; Minimum, Basis and Maximum Scenario. IWRAP Mk2 program is utilized to make the calculations. Automatic Identification System (AIS) data of 2013 is used to parameterize current traffic density, while the increased traffic in the different scenarios is derived from an analysis of multiple ...
    • Risk-Based Spare Part Planning. Uncertainties and Operational Conditions 

      Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-03-20)
      Estimates which indicate a large share of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas resources is to be found in the Arctic areas and the increasing demand for energy are important reasons for the growing interest in the High North region. As the offshore industry expands into the High North, system failures associated with these projects is expected to increase significantly. Hence, the quest for ...