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From Coring to Numerical Simulations in Avignon

Academic input in idyllic surroundings.

Merete Vadla Madland director of The National IOR Centre of Norway with Darcy Award recipient Ole Torsæter of NTNU. Merete Vadla Madland director of The National IOR Centre of Norway with Darcy Award recipient Ole Torsæter of NTNU.

Representatives from UiS and IRIS were present at the 2014 International Symposium of the Society of Core analysts. This year's symposium was held in the historic town of Avignon, France, September 8-11. Representatives from The National IOR Centre of Norway attended the conference to get professional input and to gain new knowledge, in addition to look for new potential collaborators and suitable candidates for vacant positions in the Centre.

Among the speakers were Julia Bruchbacher, a master student from UiS, who presented her MSc thesis Modelling the full envelope of capillary pressure curves from centrifuge data. Bruchbacher's supervisors were Svein Skjæveland and Hans Kleppe from UiS.

Johan Olav Helland from IRIS presented his work on Numerical simulation of capillary-controlled three-phase displacements on 3D rock images, as the last speaker of the conference.

The annual symposium, this year held in idyllic Avignon, at the pope's palace, attracted participants from all over the world. With 283 registered guests, 38 accompanying persons and 45 exhibitors the 2014 symposium had record high attendance. In addition to the great technical content of the symposium, the participants could enjoy the beautiful and historic city. Ole Torsæter from NTNU was awarded the Darcy Award during the gala dinner, Wednesday night. The Darcy Award is awarded annually to an individual deemed by the SCA Board of Directors to have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of core analysis technology. The award is the SCA's highest honor and the only award for technical achievement.

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The symposium