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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 direction involves lab experiments and simulation of the use of low saline water, polymers, surfactants, CO2, microbes and nanotechnology.

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International CO2 prize to SINTEF scientist

International CO2 prize to SINTEF scientist

Chief scientist Erik Lindeberg of SINTEF Petroleum Research has been awarded the international research prize “The SINTEF and NTNU CCS Award” for his pioneering role in research on storing CO2 in geological strata.