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Oil and gas


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SINTEF has been a key research partner ever since oil and gas exploitation began on the Norwegian shelf 50 years ago. We have expertise across the entire value chain, from exploration to production and the storage of CO2. Our task is to enhance the mapping and production of Norwegian and global oil and gas resources in a profitable, safe and environmentally sustainable manner.

CCS

CCS

Carbon Capture, Transport & Storage (CCS) is a series of technologies and processes designed to help mitigate climate change. Capturing waste CO2 from industrial processes, transporting it in concentrated form and injecting it deep underground.

Drilling and wells

Drilling and wells

SINTEF combines theoretical work with laboratory experiments and field experience, and focuses on making results from the work available for operational team, in order to contribute to faster, safer and cheaper drilling and well operations while also...

Exploitation

Exploitation

Applying geological, geophysical expertise and developing our in-house software we can model all elements of a petroleum prospect (from source rock, expulsion, migration, and trap, seal or cap rock). This can be used to evaluate and minimize...

Improved recovery

Improved recovery

About half of the oil in known North Sea fields has been produced and finding more is becoming increasingly difficult. A good alternative is to find means of extracting the remaining known oil, i.e. Enhanced Oil Recovery. SINTEF's research in this...

Plug and abandonment

Plug and abandonment

SINTEF verifIES scientifically the validity of selected concepts and emerging plug and abandonment (P&A) technologies.

Refining and processing

Refining and processing

SINTEF has over 30 years experience in working with industry on upgrading, processing and conversion of oil and gas feedstocks through refinery and petrochemical processes. This spans from atom-scale to process-scale modelling, through lab-scale R&D...

Production

Production

Production from new fields faces steadily more demanding conditions: deeper water, greater distances to existing infrastructure, and harsh environments. Existing fields also have complex challenges, including rising water cut and falling pressure...

Safety and environment

Safety and environment

One of SINTEF's primary objectives is to provide a better in-depth understanding of how to assess, monitor and control safety and reliability. We analyze and develop new knowledge on the interaction between people, technology, organization...

Transport of oil and gas

Transport of oil and gas

The world record for long distance multiphase flow transport is 143 km – from the Snøhvit field to onshore. The multiphase flow transport of the future will take place over much longer distances. In order to achieve energy-effective "free flow...