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.
Shale Rock Physics
Improved quantitative interpretation of seismic 4D and exploration data from stress and temperature dependent wave velocities in shales along relevant in situ stress paths.
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).
KinLib - The Kinetic Library
Modelling of hydrocarbon generation as a function of thermal history relies on the knowledge of the reaction network and kinetic parameters involved. We obtain kinetic models of hydrocarbon generation and cracking for individual compositional ranges for use in basin modelling programs. The kinetic models are generated for four compound classes. i.e. C1 (methane, dry gas), C2 to C5 (wet gas), C6 to C14 (light oil) and C15 to C35 (heavy oil) using the tool Kinetics05®. For various source rocks from the Norwegian shelf these data are then compiled in KinLib data sheets. However, multi-component kinetics can also be generated on a proprietary basis.
The effects of magmatic sill intrusions on the petroleum system in the Vøring margin (VøMag)
The Vøring Margin is an old volcanic margin with numerous volcanic extrusions and intrusions. Most of the intrusions are dykes and sills. Both affect the thermal history of the associated areas and, in particular, the maturity of the hydrocarbons.
Gas Shale Exploration & Exploitation (2011-2013)
Gas Shale Exploration & Exploitation” aims to establish a modelling work-flow for quantitative prediction of shale gas occurrences and their quality (sweet spot identification).
OF-Mod - Organic Facies Model
A new development phase for OF-Mod has now started. OF-Mod (Organic Facies Model) simulates the deposition and burial of organic carbon in the marine environment in 3D. The simulation results can be used to predict the spatial and temporal occurrence of source rocks.