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Supplier Industry and Value Creation (SIVAC)

SIVAC is studying the Norwegian petroleum-related supply industry and its impact on innovation in the oil and gas sector and value creation in the Norwegian economy.

About the project

SIVAC uses an innovation system perspective which means that we consider the interaction between different actors as a key driver for innovation and value creation over time.

Analyses of resource-based economic sectors such as oil and gas show that productivity and growth over time is dependent on innovation processes in technologically oriented support or enabling industries. SIVAC emphasizes this perspective and will empirically investigate collaboration between the supply industry and the petroleum industry nationally and internationally.

With increasing international exports of petroleum-related technological expertise, it is also important to document how technological innovations, developed in collaboration with international partners increase innovation and value creation on the Norwegian continental shelf. Finally, SIVAC will also examine how technology transfer from the oil and gas sector contributes to the industrial diversification through in depth studies of selected technological development networks.


The main objective is to examine how the supply industry has evolved over the last 15 years and how it has contributed to innovation and value creation through international export of technological expertise, technology transfer from oil/gas to other industries and increased productivity on the Norwegian continental shelf.


The SIVAC project is funded by the Petrosam2 programme in the Norwegian Research Council.


SIVAC is conducted in collaboration between the Center for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK) at University of Oslo, IRIS/University of Stavanger, Universidade Candido Mendes in Brazil, and Aker Solutions.


For further information see the full project description or contact SIVAC project manager Professor Taran Thune.

Tags: Innovation systems, Innovation, oil and gas
Published July 2, 2014 10:54 AM - Last modified June 28, 2018 2:12 PM