A selection of IFE's research projects

Oil and Gas

From waste to value: New industrial process for mineral dressing by use of CO2 (2004-2007)
This program investigates the possibility of industrial use of CO2 for reaction with silicates to form carbonates and improved silicate products.
IO Center - Integration Across Disciplines
The IO Center was established by NTNU, SINTEF and IFE, in collaboration with major international oil companies and suppliers, and cooperates with Stanford, Carnegie-Mellon, Delft and Kyoto universities.
Kjeller dense phase CO2 corrosion project (KDC)
The Kjeller Dense Phase CO2 Corrosion Project (KDC) is a joint industry project sponsored by several major oil companies. The main objective of the project is to determine the operation window for safe transport of dense phase CO2 with impurities in carbon steel pipelines.
Kjeller Localised Corrosion Project (KLOC)
The Kjeller Localised Corrosion Project (KLOC) is a joint industry project running from 2007 to 2011, sponsored by several major oil companies and suppliers. The main objective of the project is to generate knowledge and understanding of localised corrosion processes in sour service oil and gas production and process facilities.
Kjeller MEG Loop II (KML-II)
Kjeller MEG Loop II (KML-II) is a joint industry project started in 2011. It is a continuation of KML-I carried out in the period 2005-2010. Both the previous and the present project are supported by the Research Council of Norway. Both projects deal with formation of scale and particles in Mono Ethylene Glycol systems used for long-distance tie-ins of unprocessed gas directly from subsea wells.
KMB Project Tracer and EnKF Reservoir Forecasting
Improved reservoir forecasting through natural and injected tracer modeling. The principal idea is to improve reservoir models and forecasts by including natural as well as injected tracers, in Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF) technologies
Optimal water flooding based on natural water tracer data
A compact program for analysis, quality control, method development and application development involving the use of natural water chemistry and isotopes for reservoir monitoring purposes.
Pressure and stress interactions in sedimentary basins
The objective of the project is to increase the understanding of and to quantify the geological processes controlling fluid flow and stress in sedimentary basins.
SIP - New Functional Tracers Based on Nanotechnology
The main aim of this project is to develop new tracer materials that can be used for flow monitoring in oil reservoirs, oil wells and process studies. The project addresses the need for automatic and unmanned monitoring in relation to the e-field concept.
SIP-Characterisation and Modelling of Oil-Water Mixtures in Multiphase Flow
A strategic institute program on behaviour of oil water mixtures in multiphase flow