SINTEF Industry Exploration
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.
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.
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.
TREC - Thermo-responsive Elastomer Composites for cold climate application
The performance of elastomeric polymers depends on their environment, especially the local temperature. In order to develop successful seals for use in arctic oil production, new elastomer materials which perform at arctic temperatures are needed. The TREC project aims to develop new elastomeric materials for these and other low temperature applications.
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.
On the quest for high pressure thermodynamic and transport data for arc modelling
International cooperation is a key factor in research progress within new fields. This blog post by colleague Magne Rudshaug at IFE illustrates this. It is also a glimpse into the complexity of modelling a weld arc.
Direct Electrical Heating unblocks oil and gas pipelines
Blocked oil and gas pipelines is one of the industry’s big anxieties, because of loss of revenue. It has therefore been important to find solutions for oil and gas pipelines to avoid such incidents. The solution is Direct Electrical Heating (DEH).