State Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ingvil Tybring-Gjedde. “The potential of additional value creation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf is substantial through IOR. Go straight back to work”, the secretary said.
IOR Norway 2018
26.04.2018The entertaining conference proved that research on Improved Oil Recovery has never been more important.
The conference was opened by UiS Rector, Marit Boyesen and Director of The National IOR Centre of Norway
, Merete Vadla Madland. Boyesen said that to implement cost efficient and environmentally friendly technologies for improving oil recovery on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, collaboration between academia and the industry is crucial.
“The IOR Centre delivers first class basic and applied research”, Boyesen explained and sent a special thanks to Merete Vadla Madland. The Centre Director added that to develop these new smart solutions for IOR it is hugely important to attract the best talents.
Director of The National IOR Centre of Norway, Merete Vadla Madland.
Then the State Secretary, Ingvil Tybring-Gjedde entered the stage and she emphasized that the Norwegian government strongly supports petroleum R&D and that Norway needs stable and predictable strategies for long term research management.
“The potential of additional value creation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf is substantial through IOR. Go straight back to work”, Tybring-Gjedde said.
“The National IOR Centre is very important, also for OG21
and the work to improve the environmental footprint. The oil and gas industry employs app. 200,000 people and is the most important industry here in Norway and therefor the young generation is important for a long time ahead”, Tybring-Gjedde concluded.
Contributions from IRIS researchers
On Monday 24 April the first part of the conference had a special focus on IOR on the Norwegian continental shelf
followed by presentations about Simulation and modeling of IOR processes
. Here Chief Scientist, Aksel Hiorth from UiS and IRIS presented Simulation Tools for Predicting IOR Potential on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
. The first day was ended with a series of presentations about Using the data information for IOR
. Here Morten Jakobsen from UiB and IRIS presented Time-lapse full-waveform inversion as a smart monitoring tool for future IOR
County Mayor, Solveig Ege Tengesdal opened day two. After the introduction Sigmund Stokka from IRIS/DrilWell entered the stage. The DrillWell Director made a thorough presentation of the research centre DrillWell
as contribution to the part about Joint work for future IOR.
The rest of the day was filled with presentations about EOR methods for the future, Reservoir characterization and decision making
and Sustainability of IOR
At the IOR Workshop on april 23 the theme was: Integrating the value-chain of IOR research in field development plans. Geir Evensen from IRIS (left) presented: Using iterative ensemble smoothers in the presence of model errors. Xiaodong Luo from IRIS (right) presented: Big data assimilation and uncertainty quantification in 4D seismic history matching.
Conference theme: Smart Solutions for Future IOR.
Great administration staff at IOR Norway 2018.
Rector at University of Stavanger, Marit Boyesen.
Almost 300 people attended the conference.
Merete Vadla Madland, Director of the National IOR Centre of Norway.
State Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ingvil Tybring-Gjedde.
Aksel Hiorth, Chief Scientist at IRIS.
Merethe Vadla Madland, Director of the National IOR Centre of Norway.
Solveig Ege Tengesdal, County Mayor.
Sigmund Stokka, Senior Vice President IRIS Energy and DrillWell Director.
Siv Marie Åsen receives the Skjæveland Award from rector Marit Boyesen. Siv Marie Åsen has recently received a research fellowship from The National IOR Centre of Norway, and has therefore taken leave of work as a researcher at IRIS. Photo: Marius Vervik