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.
The Reservoir laboratory provides methods and equipment for performing experiments at reservoir and production conditions.
DeFACTO - Demonstration of Flow Assurance for CO2 Transport Operations
DeFACTO will enable and improve large-scale CO2 transport and injection by enhancing understanding of CO2 pipes and injection wells.
Advances in sand production quantification
Many of the oil and gas reservoirs are found in weakly consolidated sandstone formations. During production sand grains might be loosened from the formation and follow the hydrocarbons.
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.
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.