SINTEF Petroleum Research concentrates on improving the profitable, environmentally friendly and safe mapping and recovery of national and international petroleum resources.
More than 40 years of experience of petroleum research have enabled us to make significant contributions to Norwegian exploration and production technology. We currently have customers and partners from all over the world.
The institute collaborates with other research institutes and several universities, and enjoysparticularly close collaboration with The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). We are located in Trondheim, Stavanger and Bergen.
Our laboratories provide an important foundation for much of our research and development activity. One example of this is the Multiphase Flow Laboratory, which is currently being extended to enable it to carry out tests under constant temperature conditions throughout the year.
The Formation Physics Laboratory is another of the institute’s important facilities. It performs a wide range of rock mechanical tests and makes an active contribution to the development of experimental techniques and methodology. The Reservoir Technology Laboratory develops methods and equipment for tests performed at high temperatures and pressures.
The Organic Geochemistry Laboratory puts most of its efforts into pyrolysis techniques and the kinetics of oil and gas formation.
SINTEF Petroleum Research is fully owned by the SINTEF Foundation, the parent company of Scandinavia’s largest research organisation.
The number of employees as of December 2012 are 109, and our annual turnover is NOK 199 million (2012).