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.
A giant subsea snake robot
It most resembles a giant snake undulating through the water. But this snake-like robot can work in the vast ocean depths. And perhaps one of its relatives will be able to travel to outer space.
Finnish delegation visits SINTEF Energy Lab
On Monday 13. March, a delegation of Rectors from The Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences and members of Finnish UAS Rectors Conference, together with Academic Trade Union Leaders and representatives from the Ministry of Education and Culture, visited SINTEF Energy Lab.
Aquaculture industry needs innovative thinking
Industry, biologists and engineers will need to cooperate more closely if Norway is to maintain its position as a leading marine nation.
More efficient marine operations
The Research Council of Norway has awarded MARINTEK NOK 5.5 million to participate in a research project that aims to develop decision-making simulation software for marine lifting operations.
Taking care of elderly wells
Thousands of old offshore oil wells will have to be plugged to prevent them leaking. The process may cost several hundred million Norwegian kroner, and you and I will have to find most of the money. Researchers are now proposing a solution that may offer some relief for what is a major headache for the Norwegian state.
SINTEF Energy Lab opening
2. September HRH The Crown Prince Haakon Magnus opened our new SINTEF Energy Lab.
22 September marks the official opening of SINTEF’s Brussels Office
The office is located in Brusselhuset, right in the heart of the city’s European Quarter. We will share the premises with NTNU and the University of Bergen.