The ICEOP project group has been established with partners who have complementary knowledge within the most relevant ICEOP disciplines. The project is led by Northern Research Institute Narvik (Norut Narvik) as lead partner.

Project partner


Northern Research Institute Narvik A.S. (NORUT Narvik) is a technological research institute, based in Narvik, Norway, and owned 33 % by UiT and 66 % by Forte Narvik. With 30 employees NORUT Narvik aims to explore new solutions from a multi-disciplinary approach to help businesses operate and grow sustainably in the north. The turnover in 2016 was 24 MNOK. The main research areas are Cold Climate Technology, Infrastructure and Materials and Process and Environmental Technology.

Storvik & Co AS is a business development consulting company. Established in 1993, we are today a team of Russian, Norwegian, Finnish and UK consultants with a rich experience of developing and implementing international projects in the region of Northwest Russia, Finland, Norway and Scotland.

Our main focus is to reduce your operational risks and ensure efficient use of resources when entering your new market.

Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close cooperation with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.6 billion per year. We currently have 1,600 employees and 15,000 students.

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is a research and service agency under the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

The main objective of the Finnish Meteorological Institute is to provide the Finnish nation with the best possible information about the atmosphere above and around Finland, for ensuring public safety relating to atmospheric and airborne hazards and for satisfying requirements for specialized meteorological products.

Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov
is a brand new ambitious university  of  distinctiveness and innovations
designed to meet the needs of the Russian North and the Arctic

Aker BP is a fully-fledged E&P company with exploration, development and production activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Measured in production, Aker BP is one of the largest independent oil companies in Europe. Aker BP has a balanced portfolio and is the operator of the Valhall, Ula, Ivar Aasen, Alvheim and Skarv field hubs.

The company is headquartered at Fornebu outside Oslo and has offices in Stavanger, Trondheim, Harstad and Sandnessjøen. At the end of 2016, the company had 1,371 employees. Aker BP ASA is jointly owned by Aker ASA (40%), BP (30%) and other shareholders (30%). The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker ‘AKERBP’.

Association of Oil and Gas Suppliers “Sozvezdye” is an association of companies and organizations, which aim is increasing of using of industrial, transport and human resources of the Northern regions of Russian Federation for the Arctic projects realization.

The mission of the Association “Sozvezdye”:

– Localization of production of oil and gas equipment and technologies at the regional enterprises;

– Cooperation with oil and gas companies on the use of local industrial resources;

– The integration of the regional industrial, transportation and educational organizations in the oil and gas and infrastructure projects

The purpose of the activities of the Association of Oil and Gas Suppliers is to participate in the implementation of oil and gas and infrastructural projects in the Arctic, interaction with oil and gas services.