Oil and gas Transport
The world record for long distance multiphase flow transport is 143 km – from the Snøhvit field to onshore. The multiphase flow transport of the future will take place over much longer distances. In order to achieve energy-effective "free flow" solutions, physicists and chemists need to work closely together. Solutions need to be tested and qualified in the world's largest multiphase flow laboratory.
The thermal engineering laboratories is the nation's leading laboratory in the field of combustion, refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump, low-temperature and bio processes, CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) and processing, storage and transportation of food products.
Multiphase Flow Laboratory
The laboratory's main activity is flow assurance related research for the petroleum industry. It has contributed significantly to the development of multiphase flow simulators, and this is still an ongoing activity. Development of hydrate cold flow technology and sand transport studies are currently also main topics.
LORCENIS – Long Lasting Reinforced Concrete for Energy Infrastructure under Severe Operating Conditions
The main goal of the LORCENIS project is to develop long lasting reinforced concrete for energy infrastructures under extreme operating conditions.
Accelerating a shift towards deployment of CCS in Europe through a cross-border CO2 transport infrastructure
Direct Electrical Heating of Flowlines (DEH)
Hydrate and wax formation in subsea transport flowlines will cause undesired fluid properties and even blocking of the wellstream, following shutdown and comprehensive repairs. Direct electrical heating (DEH) is developed as a method for avoiding hydrates and wax, and is also applicable for removal of plugs.
Lab results could improve offshore production economics
Norwegian laboratory tests show that gas wells can continue to be productive longer than we predicted, before they need expensive “anti-ageing” support.
The SINTEF Petroleum Conference attracted the Oil and Gas industry
Representatives from 9 oil and gas operators and 4 service companies where among the 90 participants that joined us in Trondheim early February 2016.