Oil and gas Refining and processing
Refining and processing
SINTEF has over 30 years experience in working with industry on upgrading, processing and conversion of oil and gas feedstocks through refinery and petrochemical processes. This spans from atom-scale to process-scale modelling, through lab-scale R&D, up to selected pilot scale operations. These activities are supported by core competences within catalysis, separation and chemical engineering.
Laboratory for screening of catalysts and adsorbents
SINTEF has a large number of various reactors for screening of catalysts and adsorbents. SINTEF has knowledge and experience in designing and building laboratory reactors for a range of industrial processes.
4REFINERY - Scenarios for integration of bio-liquids in existing REFINERY processes
4REFINERY will develop and demonstrate the production of next generation biofuels from more efficient primary liquefaction routes integrated with upgraded downstream (hydro)refining processes to achieve overall carbon yields of >45%. The consortium will aim for successful deployment into existing refineries, including delivering a comprehensive toolbox for interfacing with existing refinery models.
CATLIFE – CATalyst transformations and LIFEtime by in-situ techniques and modelling
This project's aims are to improve and understand selected catalyst materials’ transformation/degeneration during (industrial) use, relevant for applications within oil and gas upgrading, ethene and propene production from methanol, and in potential deNOx applications.
Compact Separation by Electrocoalescence
Industrial challenges - Oil wells produce a lot of water (e.g. 30%), while customers specify the water content to be below a certain limit (e.g. 0.5%). One technique for separating water from the crude oil is so-called gravity separators; large tanks where the water is allowed to sediment out of the oil.