Marine Cybernetics. Marine Cybernetics’ primary business is independent testing of advanced control systems to secure safe and reliable operation of ships and offshore installations. This results in significant savings for yards, ship owners, contractors and oil companies.
Marine Cybernetics’ primary business is independent testing of advanced control systems to secure safe and reliable operation of ships and offshore installations. This results in significant savings for yards, ship owners, contractors and oil companies.
Offers consultancy services covering design reviews and simulation studies of advanced control systems.
Established in 2002.
Main Office Located in Trondheim, Norway.
56 employees in Trondheim and growing.
Foreign offices established in Houston and Rio de Janeiro.
Delivered more than 70 projects
PETROMAKS: kick-starting the project
Supports Norwegian R&D projects through funding
FundedMarineCyberneticsresearchonHIL testing of Offshore Drilling Systems
The primary objective
Introduce independent HIL testing as a new industry standard for independent testing of software in offshore drilling systems
Three Brazilian interns was a part of the project
Obtained project results:
Drilling-HIL, as developed in this R&D project, is today a commercial service offered by Marine Cybernetics
Third Party Verification in NASAHIL testing
HIL testing – virtual test environment
Early, thorough, safe and efficient testing
HIL Testing of Drilling Systems
Crown mounted compensator
Handling machinery for the drill string
Anti collision / zone management
Sophisticated computer controlled systems that rely on software to function properly
Combination of components delivered from several suppliers
Must run and work together as an integrated system in order to
Achieve the desired operational performance
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
The Current Situation
Enormous investments in the oil and gas sector
Not enough capacity to perform all operations
Currently unable to fill the need for educated labour
Local content has a high political priority
Oilrelated SMB industry goes international
120+ norwegian companies in Brazil
Not enough norwegians with Brazil specific knowledge
Has defined Brazil as a target market
What we did
Established internship contract in cooperation with Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
Three Brazilian interns from UFSC
Wrote their bachelor thesis on topics relevant to marine cybernetics while working in the company
The interns are operational and ready to perform HIL testing and simulator development all over the world
Two started working for Marine Cybernetics
One continued her master studies at NTNU while working for Marine Cybernetics
Three new interns from UFRJ, USP and UFSC are in the pipeline
Feedback From the Interns
Competitive salary level
Good working conditions
Sacha: ” I really enjoy working in Norway, especially as just graduated, they respect and have confidence in you, which is a bit different from Brazil. I really like to live here and I intend to live here for several years.”
Who Should be Involved in the Program?
“If you are planning for a year, sow rice;
If you are planning for a decade, plant trees;
If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people”