Some of the employees of IRIS Energy based at the Bergen office. Photo: Elisabeth Tønnessen
IRIS's Bergen Office
28.03.2014For more than 25 years IRIS has been located at Marineholmen next to the University of Bergen Campus.
From the top floor of Høyteknologibygget with the view of the famous Ulriken and Fløyen mountains, 35 IRIS employees have their offices. Out of these, seven work in the Social science department, one in the environment department, four in the administration, while twenty-three work in the Energy department.
The major research activities for the Bergen groups are within automate drilling and reservoir technology. The researchers use mathematical modeling and advanced filtering techniques to simulate drilling operations and model the subsurface better.
Rolf Johan Lorentzen
started working at the Bergen office in 1999 and has worked with fluid flow in both reservoirs and wells. ”How much oil is produced from different beds in a reservoir?” has been one of the question that his research has focused on recently. By combining advanced filtering techniques and use of pressure and temperature data from the well, our new simulation tool allows Rolf Johan to provide an answer to that question.
The successful outcome of the previous research has resulted in a continuation of the activities with financial support from a group of industry partners. The focus is on the development of a pilot software for real-time estimation of flow rates in operational fields. In this context, emphasis will be placed on the user-friendly integration with the tools that the petroleum industry uses in their daily production optimization.
The proximity to the university and other major research environments makes the location of the Bergen office attractive for recruitment and project collaboration. For more information about the Bergen office, click here.