SINTEF Industry Oil and Gas
RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
The upstream oil and gas sector in Norway has developed competitive, high quality products and services in one of the most demanding oil and gas provinces in the world, the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Open Innovation has been a vital ingredient for the highly innovative Norwegian oil and gas sector, and a main task for SINTEF is to contribute to a continued success story in this respect.
High Throughput laboratory - Oslo
The High Throughput laboratory can be divided in three main activates: 1) design and construction of high-throughput equipment, 2) parallel synthesis of materials, and 3) parallel screening of materials properties. We provide automated custom made high precisions equipment for a wide range of applications. Development and application of combinatorial and parallel approaches are used to accelerate the research and development of a large number of industrially relevant processes.
Laboratory for screening of catalysts and adsorbents
SINTEF has a large number of various reactors for screening of catalysts and adsorbents. SINTEF has knowledge and experience in designing and building laboratory reactors for a range of industrial processes.
Environmental and biochemical analysis
SINTEF Ocean offers chemical analysis of emerging and priority pollutants, petroleum products and biomolecules. With our advanced analytical platform, we tailor analytical solutions to each project. We co-operate closely with laboratories across SINTEF to offer advanced analysis for any research need.
POREPAC - Preventing loss of near-well permeability in CO2 injection wells
Underground CO2 storage entails injecting CO2 into porous rock reservoirs. The rock pores may for various reasons clog during the operation, such that the flow is reduced or even stopped. In the POREPAC project we will try to gain understanding of how the conditions around the injection well, as well as starts and stops in the injection, affect the risk of clogging.
Pressure control and conformance management for safe and efficient CO2 storage - Accelerating CCS Technologies
CO2Hing - Carbon Membranes for CO2 Removal from High Pressure Natural Gas in Subsea Process
Natural gas contains many different components (water, H2S, CO2, N2 and helium) in addition to natural gas. CO2 removal from natural gas is in many cases a requirement for the gas to contain meet the legal requirements and natural gas network grid specifications. Different technologies are used to remove CO2 such as amine and membrane technology. The CO2Hing project will develop a new membrane type, mechanically strong and high performance carbon membrane.
Electrophoresis to improve well construction?
Well construction in oil & gas and geothermal industries becomes increasingly complex and costly as the target depths increase. New ways to reduce costs and improve safety are therefore actively researched. Electrophoresis , a physicochemical effect known from the early 1800s, may help in reducing costs in drilling and well construction. In particular, it may facilitate cleaning of the equipment. It also may reduce energy consumption when drilling fluid and cement are pumped into the well.
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFO) –While Waiting for True Artificial Intelligence
Unlike the fully grown human nervous system, a rapidly developing technological counterpart is still in its early infancy – Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing (DFO).