SINTEF Petroleum Research Exploration Technology
Applying geological, geophysical expertise and developing our in-house software we can model all elements of a petroleum prospect (from source rock, expulsion, migration, and trap, seal or cap rock). This can be used to evaluate and minimize uncertainties in exploration, development and production risk.
The main focus of the eControl System is to provide automation and control of the drilling machines by real time assistance of advanced modeling of the downhole drilling process. The Integrated Drilling Simulator (IDS) is a central part of the eControl System. The eControl System is designed to be a stand-alone system independent of rig control system and available interfaces.
The main focus of the eDrilling System is to provide real time supervision and decision support during drilling. It enables decision makers to have better insight into the status of the well and thus make better and quicker decisions. The eDrilling System is now being commercialized by the company eDrilling Solutions, partly owned by SINTEF Petroleum Research.
FORmation MEchanics Logging - FORMEL
The software uses input from wireline logs (acoustic velocities, density, porosity ++) to simulate standard rock mechanical strength tests on cores. The output is full stress-strain curves for a single depth or logs of rock strength parameters and stiffness versus depth.
Impact of Cenozoic structural development and glacial erosion on gas expansion, hydraulic fracturing and leakage in the Western Barents Sea area
Uplift and extensive glaciations during the late Pliocene-Pleistocene led to large volumes of sediments being eroded from continental shelf areas and deposited on the continental slopes (Laberg et al. 2010).
Shale Rock Physics
Improved quantitative interpretation of seismic 4D and exploration data from stress and temperature dependent wave velocities in shales along relevant in situ stress paths.
KinLib - The Kinetic Library
Modelling of hydrocarbon generation as a function of thermal history relies on the knowledge of the reaction network and kinetic parameters involved. We obtain kinetic models of hydrocarbon generation and cracking for individual compositional ranges for use in basin modelling programs. The kinetic models are generated for four compound classes. i.e. C1 (methane, dry gas), C2 to C5 (wet gas), C6 to C14 (light oil) and C15 to C35 (heavy oil) using the tool Kinetics05®. For various source rocks from the Norwegian shelf these data are then compiled in KinLib data sheets. However, multi-component kinetics can also be generated on a proprietary basis.
Western Barents Sea Study 2012
SINTEF Petroleum Research is proud to announce the immediate availability of the regional petroleum systems/basin modelling study "Western Barents Sea Study 2012 (WBS 2012) – Mesozoic play types: evaluation and uncertainty".