Hydrate Management - New understanding of hydrate phenomena in oil systems to enable safe operation within the hydrate zone
For the O&G industry, risk-based hydrate management can be a viable strategy for significantly widening the operational window. The traditional approach has been to avoid entering the hydrate region (high pressure and low temperature) altogether by temperature control (insulation and heating), chemicals (methanol and glycols) and pressure control. Although ensuring safe operations these remedies are costly for longer and colder transport conditions and not necessarily environmentally sound. This project will help meet demands of marginal field developments by advancing the new fundamental knowledge of gas hydrate properties and develop methods for risk assessment, minimize environmental impact and cost-effective hydrate management.
LowEmission Research Centre
The LowEmission Research Centre will develop new technologies and concepts for offshore energy systems, energy efficiency and integration with renewable power production technologies for application on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
CoolFish will develop technologies and concepts for more integrated, energy-efficient and climate friendly cooling, freezing and heating onboard fishing vessels. It will also increase the knowledge transfer between research and industry, both nationally and internationally.
CleanTex = Reduction of energy consumption and climate gas emissions in industrial Textile laundry processes
Enabling non-disruptive production conditions - slug flow with surfactants
The project goal is to enable non-disruptive production conditions in relation to slug flow with realistic fluid chemistry through pragmatic model developments. The project will concentrate our research on gas entrainment and surface chemistry effects, since our hypotheses leads us to believe that these factors are critical to accurately characterize slug flow in real applications with regards to slug length and frequency. The experimental part of the research will be carried out in a series of experiments at the medium scale flow loop at SINTEFs Multiphase flow laboratory at Tiller (Trondheim).
The main target is to contribute to keeping this sector competitive and performant as it is at the center of a complex web of interests (the public, politics, energy, economy, environment) in the development of circular economy.
COMPACTS2 aims to validate methodology for design of more compact, lightweight and robust steam bottoming cycles that will promote their implementation in offshore oil and gas production.
HVDC Inertia provision
Future power systems are facing new challenges when traditional thermal generation units are replaced by renewable energy sources with power electronic grid interfaces.