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 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.
Integrated Drilling Simulator (IDS)
The Integrated Drilling Simulator (IDS) is the heart of both the eDrilling System and the eControl System. IDS is a synthesis of multiple transient and steady state coupled models for the drilling sub-processes. It simulates interactions between the various sub-processes. At present the IDS consists of a dynamic flow and temperature model, a torque and drag model, a rate of penetration (ROP) model, a wellbore stability model, and a pore pressure model.
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.
Impact of Cenozoic structural development and glacial erosion on gas expansion, hydraulic fracturing and leakage in the Western Barents Sea area
Uplift and extensive glaciations during the late Pliocene-Pleistocene led to large volumes of sediments being eroded from continental shelf areas and deposited on the continental slopes (Laberg et al. 2010).
Simulation model may reduce the climate footprint of oil production
Future offshore oil and gas fields are most likely to be “satellite developments” that are less expensive and emit less greenhouse gases than other fields because they do not require new production platforms. An innovative Norwegian computational tool called “Slug Capturing 2” is now enabling the design of longer pipelines that will allow many more fields to be developed as satellites.
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.