GEAN partners

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Host institution

NORCE is a new and forward-looking research institute, with expertise in a wide range of fields and strong communities of knowledge. We deliver research and innovation in energy, technology, climate, the environment, health care and society. Our solutions address key challenges for society and contribute to value creation on the local, national and global levels. NORCE is one of Norway's largest independent research institutes, and has 700 employees, 1 500 projects, an annual turnover of NOK 890 million, and some 500 scientific publications per year. NORCE's main office is in Bergen, and the group has a strong presence in Haugesund, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Grimstad and Oslo.

Related to geothermal energy we have strong competence within Borehole Thermal Energy Storage (BTES), instrumentation and monitoring, energy conversion, process technology, automated drilling, flow in porous media, mechanical engineering, technical safety, advanced visualization of subsurface measurements, modeling and development of decision support systems among others.


Norsk Retningsboring AS ble etablert sommeren 2018 av Ove Heggland og Einar Feet, for å tilby våre kunder en god tjeneste innen landbasert retningsstyrt boring. Ove Heggland og Einar Feet har til sammen over 70 års erfaring innen retningsmåling og retningsstyrt boring offshore og i hardt fjell på land. Begge tok pakken da oljekrisen kom for noen år siden. Vi ble raskt involvert i boring av to landfallhull og boring mellom fjellhaller.


Rogaland Polytechnic College is a public education institution in Norway and a leading provider of education and training within petroleum, maritime, mechanics, electrical, automation, building, construction, robotics, economics, administration and health. We offer full- and part time degrees and post graduate courses. Most of our facilities are situated in Stavanger, but maritime and mechanics are in Haugesund. Some courses are offered online. We have a student body of over 1500 students and 140 lecturers.


GCE NODE is a world-leading technology cluster serving the global energy and maritime industries. Comprised of 90 companies in Southern Norway, GCE NODE works to ensure that its participants retain their world-leading position and to explore how existing technology can be utilized in other markets.

GCE NODE has a strong focus on research, development and innovation and is involved in a series of projects aimed at reducing cost, improving performance and developing the new generation smarter equipment.

Geothermal Energy Nordic

Geothermal Energy Nordic is a renewable energy company. Our main business is to build, own and operate energy plants that provide renewable heat from deep energy wells to clients at competitive prices and with minimal use of land on the surface. The GTML team has extensive experience within geothermal energy, the oil and gas industry and the finance sector and has been involved in the first two deep-well energy systems in operation in the Nordics.


Halliburton is one of the world's leading providers of products and services to the energy industry. Founded in 1919, we create innovative technologies, products, and services that help our customers maximize their value throughout the life cycle of an asset and advance a sustainable energy future

Our experts collaborate and engineer solutions to help customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir. We combine technology, services and execution expertise to assist our customers with hydrocarbons location, geological data management, drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and production optimization throughout the life of their asset.


Huisman, founded in 1929, is a worldwide operating company with extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of heavy construction equipment.

Our product range can be subdivided into six main categories: Cranes, Pipelay Equipment, Drilling Equipment, Winches, Vessel Designs and Special Projects. Products vary from stand-alone components to highly engineered integrated systems; from concept to installation and life time support.

Innovative Solutions
We are constantly working on new solutions and systems which we believe add value to the market's existing technologies. These innovations are implemented into many of our products. As we have extensive operational experience with a wide variety of heavy construction equipment, we are able to use the best solutions for new products and projects. Our internal disciplines include Mechanical, Structural, Naval, Hydraulical, Electrical and Software Engineering.

Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)

IFE is an international research institute for energy and nuclear technology. IFE's mandate is to undertake research and development, on an ideal basis and for the benefit of society, within the energy and petroleum sector, and to carry out assignments in the field of nuclear technology for the nation. The Institute strives for a more climate friendly energy system based on renewable and CO2-free energy sources. IFE possesses first class expertise on corrosion, scaling and tracer technology through its numerous international contracts with petroleum industry which we wish to transfer to the geothermal sector. IFE has taken part as the only Nordic country in the Soultz and ENGINE projects financed by the EU providing expertise on corrosion and scaling. IFE represents Norway at the EXECO of IEA-GIA (Geothermal Implementation Agreement)


NORSAR is a geo-scientific research institution where geothermal energy is a natural and wanted current and future activity. From 2001 NORSAR has developed own competence on microseismic monitoring. This competence will be developed and expanded on for application to planning, development and operation of geothermal systems. NORSAR is one of several contributors to a new master program in energy and environment planned at Akershus University College.

Odfjell Technology

Odfjell Technology has five decades of experience operating worldwide, serving both offshore and onshore markets. Our integrated business model enables us to provide a comprehensive portfolio of products and services designed to create value for our clients. Our highly competent, dedicated and experienced workforce are well equipped to find solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow. The energy transition is one of today's greatest challenges and our vision is to use our heritage and expertise to support the industry as it transitions to new energy solutions.


Rototec er en innovativ pioner innen geoenergi. Energirevolusjonen er her, og vi vil stå fremst og skape en bedre fremtid for kommende generasjoner. Vi tror klimaet tjener på et proaktivt miljøarbeid med investeringer i fornybar energi.

I Norden har vi alt vi trenger til oppvarming og kjøling av bygninger rett under bakken vi står på. Vi oppmuntrer eiere av alle eiendommer til å løsrive seg fra gamle tankesett og velge morgendagens fornybare og prisgunstige form for energi – geoenergi.

I Rototec jobber vi kontinuerlig med en ansvarlig og høykvalitets løsning i all vår virksomhet. Vi ivaretar arbeidssikkerheten ved alltid å bruke nødvendig verneutstyr og overholde anbefalt sikkerhetsavstand. Våre borere følger alltid en sjekkliste for å sjekke sikkerheten i alle typer arbeidssituasjoner, ved hver enkelt boring: Vi har selvfølgelig også oppdaterte handlingsplaner ved en ulykke.


SINTEF is one of Europe's largest independent research organisations. Every year we carry out several thousand projects for customers large and small.


Our story begins with what it truly means to be a technology innovator. It stems from a common sense of purpose that unites the people of SLB. With a global footprint in more than 100 countries and employees representing almost twice as many nationalities, we work each day on innovating oil and gas, delivering digital at scale, decarbonizing industries, and developing and scaling new energy systems that accelerate the energy transition.

Our industry has a vital role to play in the global energy transition, and SLB is evolving for that exciting future. Discover how our portfolio of Transition Technologies can reduce your carbon footprint and accelerate the path to net zero.

THREE60 Energy Norway AS

THREE60 Energy Norway AS was founded in 2011 as Subsurface AS, and in 2015 the name was changed to Ridge. In 2018 Ridge became a part of THREE60 Energy whose headquarter is in UK and is active globally.

THREE60 Energy Norway AS has more than 10 years of experience in accessing and managing reservoirs in the NCS by specializing on the wellbeing of the highways to these reservoirs - the wellbores. Throughout the process of planning, drilling, completion, and operation of a well THREE60 Energy Norway AS provides expertise from an interdisciplinary team of experts. Specialization on drilling in HPHT conditions is something that is especially relevant for establishing a sound reservoir connection to deep geothermal reservoirs.

University of Bergen

Geothermal energy is a strategic area of research for the University of Bergen, which is built on strong expertise in geoscience, physics, and applied and computational mathematics. The University of Bergen participates in geothermal energy research projects, and several PhD and master's students are involved.

University of Stavanger

The University of Stavanger, Norway, has 10.888 students and some 1372 faculty, administration and service staff.

The University of Stavanger is situated in the most attractive region in the country, with some 300 000 inhabitants. Stavanger is the oil and energy capital in Norway with a dynamic job market and exciting culture- and leisure activities. 'The interplay between the university and society and business is rich and diverse.


WELL ID was founded in 2015. The company was established to fill gaps in the well logging market by developing logging equipment utilizing modern electronics and sensors.
WELL ID has specialist competency in well logging, electronics, mechanical design, and business development.
Our superior logging equipment makes drilling cheaper, safer and increases each wells production. The equipment can be used in several types of wells, such as geothermal, oil& gas, tunnels, CO2 injectors etc..


Equinor is an international energy company with the ambition to become a net-zero emission company by 2050. Renewable energy will be a significant growth area and Equinor plans to expand its acquisition of wind acreage, with the aim of accelerating profitable growth and will continue to leverage its leading position in offshore wind. Geothermal energy is one of several areas where Equinor has explored opportunities for building a renewable technology position built on core oil and gas expertise.