IRIS – International Research Institute of Stavanger – is an independent research institute with high focus on applied research, equally owned by the University of Stavanger and the regional foundation Rogalandsforskning. IRIS was established in 2006, as a result of a technical re-structuring of the ownership of Rogaland Research which was established in 1973.

Today IRIS remains an independent research institute with research and research-related activities in petroleum, new energy, marine environment, biotechnology and social science and business development. We have about 200 employees, head office in Stavanger and offices in Bergen, Oslo and Kristiansand (Norway).

IRIS Energy focuses on research and development of new technologies related to safe and environmentally sound exploration and exploitation of oil and gas, sustainable energy, and storage of carbon dioxide. Additional research areas include smart energy systems, natural gas based power generation, energy systems based on new fuels and geothermal energy.

IRIS Energy, along with its national and international research partners, is heavily engaged in long-term applied and theoretical R&D programs sponsored by the Research Council of Norway, the European Commission and industry.

Dernière mise à jour le 05.07.2016