Data sharing in Equinor

To foster research, study, development and innovation, we are making data available to suppliers and academia. In the near future, this page will be updated to provide background information, answers to frequently asked questions and links to all the data sets.

Background

In Equinor, we are committed to sharing our data as openly as possible, and our sharing of the datasets from Volve, Hywind Scotland and Northern Lights are proof of that. We will be publishing more datasets soon. 

We’re publishing our data because we genuinely believe in the power of open, real-world data to foster innovation and collaboration in science and research. We are doing everything we can to advance that cause. 

In June 2018, Equinor published all the subsurface and production data from a field on the Norwegian Contintental Shelf for the first time. We wish to support the energy innovators of the future with complete sets of data for research and study purposes. 

In Equinor, we are committed to sharing our data as openly as possible, and our sharing of the datasets from Volve, Hywind Scotland and Northern Lights are proof of that. We will be publishing more datasets soon. 

We’re publishing our data because we genuinely believe in the power of open, real-world data to foster innovation and collaboration in science and research. We are doing everything we can to advance that cause. 

About our data licencing

We acknowledge that there is a debate about the licence forms we use, and some would like to see even more liberal licencing. 

We agree, and CC BY is indeed our target license for open data, but the licencing issues are complex, there are many owners and parties involved, and it will take time to resolve the issues. The changes we have already made in the direction of more liberal open data licences for Volve are a demonstration of this intent.

However, nothing in our present licencing inhibits the fair and widespread use of our data for educational, scientific, research and commercial purposes. You are free to download the Licensed Material for non-commercial and commercial purposes. Our only requirement is that you must add value to the data if you intend to sell them on.*

We are continuously working to remove the remaining obstacles to sharing data openly, but in doing so, we are bound to respect partner agreements, commercial contracts, legal obligations, and our code of conduct. We welcome further debate on the issue and look forward to providing many useful data sets to the research community in the future. 

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights project will disclose datasets from the confirmation well 31/5-7 Eos.  Extensive amounts of data have been acquired through coring, logging, sampling and a production test. Willing to share knowledge in a transparent manner the Northern Lights projects partners have decided to give open access to 31/5 Eos well data and make such data available for download. The Northern Lights project believes data sharing can play an important role in building trust in the technology as well as unlocking value and innovation potential in the CCS industry.

Hywind Scotland

Operational data from the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, Hywind Scotland, is now available to access on a free-to-use basis for supply chain businesses and academia through the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Platform for Operational Data (POD) service. This is additional to the complete set of data from the decommissioned North Sea oil field, Volve, available under a Creative Commons Licence, published in 2018.