DeFACTO - Demonstration of Flow Assurance for CO2 Transport Operations
DeFACTO will enable and improve large-scale CO2 transport and injection by enhancing understanding of CO2 pipes and injection wells.
Advances in sand production quantification
Many of the oil and gas reservoirs are found in weakly consolidated sandstone formations. During production sand grains might be loosened from the formation and follow the hydrocarbons.
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.
Enhancing hydraulic fracturing on the basis of numerical simulation of coupled geomechanical, hydrodynamic and microseismic processes.
Compact Separation by Electrocoalescence
Industrial challenges - Oil wells produce a lot of water (e.g. 30%), while customers specify the water content to be below a certain limit (e.g. 0.5%). One technique for separating water from the crude oil is so-called gravity separators; large tanks where the water is allowed to sediment out of the oil.