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.
Groundbreaking Industrial Project in the Multiphase Flow Laboratories at SINTEF og IFE
SINTEF Petroleum Research and Institutt for Energiteknikk (IFE) have entered into agreement with seven companies on a new and exciting data collection project. The recently upgraded laboratories at Tiller and Kjeller now go directly into industrial use.
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.
Green light for the world’s first intelligent oil pipelines
Electronics installed in Norwegian oil pipelines have been tested both at sea and in transport vessel reeling simulations. All that now remains is to install them offshore.
Pipelines carry out their own health checks
Long pipelines crammed with electronics are being tested in the waters of Orkanger harbour. They are the first in the world able to report their technical condition to personnel onshore
SINTEF Multiphase Flow Laboratory joins in new national infrastructure
The Research Council of Norway recently awarded IFE and SINTEF 40 million NOK to upgrade their multiphase flow laboratories. This marks the beginning of a new era within multiphase flow research in Norway and a re-vitalized collaboration between IFE and SINTEF.
New LedaFlow release
Two years ago Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS (KOGT) introduced the steady-state and transient multiphase flow simulator LedaFlow® to the oil and gas industry. Now the version LedaFlow 1.4 is released with improved models and numerics well suited for simulations of wells and pipelines.
Easier transition to offshore production of heavy oil
Tomorrow’s offshore oil will be highly viscous – and it will be a heavy job to bring it ashore.
SINTEF launched Multiphase Flow Centre
SINTEF has established a new research centre for multiphase flow technology. The centre strengthens an already world-leading research group. The new Multiphase Flow Centre gathers researchers and laboratories from several parts of SINTEF into a single centre under joint management.