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.
Groundbreaking Industrial Project in the Multiphase Flow Laboratories at SINTEF og IFE
SINTEF Petroleum Research and Institutt for Energiteknikk (IFE) have entered into agreement with seven companies on a new and exciting data collection project. The recently upgraded laboratories at Tiller and Kjeller now go directly into industrial use.
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.
Taking care of elderly wells
Thousands of old offshore oil wells will have to be plugged to prevent them leaking. The process may cost several hundred million Norwegian kroner, and you and I will have to find most of the money. Researchers are now proposing a solution that may offer some relief for what is a major headache for the Norwegian state.
SINTEF Multiphase Flow Laboratory joins in new national infrastructure
The Research Council of Norway recently awarded IFE and SINTEF 40 million NOK to upgrade their multiphase flow laboratories. This marks the beginning of a new era within multiphase flow research in Norway and a re-vitalized collaboration between IFE and SINTEF.
Easier transition to offshore production of heavy oil
Tomorrow’s offshore oil will be highly viscous – and it will be a heavy job to bring it ashore.
SINTEF launched Multiphase Flow Centre
SINTEF has established a new research centre for multiphase flow technology. The centre strengthens an already world-leading research group. The new Multiphase Flow Centre gathers researchers and laboratories from several parts of SINTEF into a single centre under joint management.
Drilling an oil well is not what it used to be. The job needs its own special tools, the dexterity of a pilot, and bundles of experience.