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The research institutes SINTEF Materials and Chemistry and SINTEF Petroleum Research have merged from 1 January 2018. The new institute is called SINTEF Industry.

Improved recovery

About half of the oil in known North Sea fields has been produced and finding more is becoming increasingly difficult. A good alternative is to find means of extracting the remaining known oil, i.e. Enhanced Oil Recovery. SINTEF's research in this direction involves lab experiments and simulation of the use of low saline water, polymers, surfactants, CO2, microbes and nanotechnology.

Senior Research Scientist