Statoil teams with universities for mega-projects initiative

The University of California at Berkeley, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Statoil have signed a $580,000 collaboration agreement establishing P2SL Mega-projects Initiative at Berkeley.

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OSLO -- The University of California at Berkeley, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Statoil have signed a $580,000 collaboration agreement establishing P2SL Mega-projects Initiative at Berkeley.

According to Statoil, participants in the project will develop a comprehensive understanding of how to lead, manage, and succeed within international mega projects.

“We wish to see this initiative develop the best project and functions managers across the whole industry,” says Gunnar Myrebøe, Statoil’s executive VP for projects and procurement. “We have entered this agreement because we believe collaboration between academics and industry is crucial to further develop our perspectives and skills in project developments. We want to be a benchmark in the market.”

12/02/2009

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