Oil and Gas

IFE at the 4th international conference and workshop on increased oil recovery IOR Norway 2018 in Stavanger

An international conference organised by the National IOR Centre of Norway gathered people from oil companies, oil service, research institutes, universities and government for the fourth time to present and discuss research on increased oil recovery.

The National IOR Centre

The National IOR Centre provides solutions for IOR (Improved Oil Recovery) on the Norwegian continental shelf through academic excellence and close cooperation with the industry. Awarded by the Research Council of Norway after a national competition, the centre started up in December 2013. The centre's goal is to develop new knowledge and technology in order to increase recovery beyond projections under today’s field operation plans.

Partners

The IOR centre is led by the University of Stavanger, with research institutes IRIS and IFE as core partners. Several other research groups as well as 11 oil field operators and oil service companies complete the centre's list of partners and collaborators.

Goals

The centre will contribute to the implementation of environmentally friendly technologies for improving oil recovery on the Norwegian continental shelf and educate some 20 PhDs and six postdocs during the eight-year centre period.

The IOR Norway 2018 conference

The conference theme for IOR Norway 2018 was “Smart solutions for future IOR”. The conference brought together around representatives from oil industry, academia, R&D institutes and government. IFE was represented by a contingent of about 10 people from tracer technology and process and fluid flow.

Rector Marit Boyesen opens the conference

The conference was opened by Marit Boyesen, rector of the University of Stavanger.

IFE’s contributions

Mahmoud Ould Metidji

Mahmoud, postdoctoral fellow, and professor Lawrence Cathles III of Cornell University gave a joint presentation at the workshop on the first day, with the title “Multicomponent tracer methods to assess fracture controlled flow tens of meters from the wellbore & a proposed field test”.

Mahmoud Ould Metidji speaks at the IOR workshopMahmoud Ould Metidji speaks at the IOR workshop

Tor Bjørnstad

Tor Bjørnstad with his co-authors had as engaging and colourful slides as ever

Tor Bjørnstad with his co-authors presented engaging and colourful slides.

Mario Silva et al

Mario Silva is a PhD student at the University of Stavanger, but has his daily workplace at IFE. Mario, with Helge Stray and Mahmoud Ould Metidji (TRACER) and Tor Bjørnstad (a former long-time department head of TRACER), presented a poster entitled “Flooding experiments of phase-partitioning tracer candidates for the inter-well region”.

The PhD students gave one minute presentations each. Mario Silva second from left.

The PhD students gave one minute presentations each. Mario Silva second from left.

More pictures from the conference

Musical entertainment on the first day of the conference

Musical entertainment on the first day of the conference

The centre director Merete Vadla Madland with master of ceremonies, comedian Tor Øyvind Skeiseid

The centre director Merete Vadla Madland with master of ceremonies, comedian Tor Øyvind Skeiseid

State Secretary from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, with director of OG21 (Oil and Gas in the 21st Century), Gunnar H. Lille.

State Secretary from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, with director of OG21 (Oil and Gas in the 21st Century), Gunnar H. Lille.

Department head at IFE, Kristian Sveen (2nd from right) in lunch conversation

Department head at IFE, Kristian Sveen (2nd from right) in lunch conversation

Bergit Brattekås, postdoc in the IOR centre, reminds us that we need to go to the core of things (pun intended)

Bergit Brattekås, postdoc in the IOR centre, reminds us that we need to go to the core of things (pun intended)

Aksel Hiorth of UiS and IRIS, an important collaboration partner from IFE, with master of ceremonies Tor Øyvind Skeiseid

Aksel Hiorth of UiS and IRIS, an important collaboration partner from IFE, with master of ceremonies Tor Øyvind Skeiseid

Aksel Hiorth gave a talk about upscaling reservoir knowledge from lab to field

Aksel Hiorth gave a talk about upscaling reservoir knowledge from lab to field

Discussion panel during the conference, with Reidar Bratvold (UiS), Erik Søndenå (Petoro), Mojdeh Delshad (University of Texas), Jan Ludvig Vinningland (IRIS) and Tor Øyvind Skeiseid

Discussion panel during the conference, with Reidar Bratvold (UiS), Erik Søndenå (Petoro), Mojdeh Delshad (University of Texas), Jan Ludvig Vinningland (IRIS) and Tor Øyvind Skeiseid

County mayor Solveig Ege Tengesdal at the opening of the last day of the conference

County mayor Solveig Ege Tengesdal at the opening of the last day of the conference

Siv Marie Åsen from IRIS, now PhD student in the IOR centre, was awarded the Skjæveland award 2018

Siv Marie Åsen from IRIS, now PhD student in the IOR centre, was awarded the Skjæveland award 2018

2018-05-07 Text and photo: Jan Nossen, IFE