Project title: IORSim development project
Project manager(s): Jan Sagen (IFE) and Aksel Hiorth (UiS/IRIS)
Objective: To develop a simulator that uses industry standard reservoir models and the important physio-chemical mechanism from the lab scale to predict the impact of an IOR strategy.
Project title: Environmental fate and effect of EOR polymers (PhD project)
Project manager(s): Eystein Opsahl (UiS), Roald Kommedal (UiS) and Aksel Hiorth (UiS/IRIS)
Objective: To provide understanding about the behaviour of polymers used for EOR in the marine environment at low concentrations. This will be done by applying modern toxicological methods, well-established tests used in environmental risk assessment and state-of-the-art analytical techniques based on light scattering.
Project title: Lab scale Polymer Test in porous media - Supporting Halliburton’s Large Scale Polymer Shear Test phase II
Project manager(s): Siv Marie Åsen (IRIS) and Amare Mebratu (Halliburton)
Objective: Lab work supporting and supplementing Halliburton’s large-scale phase II test and IRIS personnel’s involvement in the large-scale test. A detailed experimental test design for the large-scale phase II test is in progress and will focus on the shear degradation of polymers in a porous media. Support will be required from
IRIS researchers in designing the test set-up, carrying out sampling and measuring and interpreting the data. We will also perform lab-scale experiments using similar systems to those used in the large-scale test.
Project title: Smart Water for EOR by Membranes (PhD project)
Project manager(s): Torleiv Bilstad (UiS)
Objective: The main objective of the project is to produce smart water from seawater and produced water (PW). A second objective includes evaluating the proper pre-treatment of PW. Produced water treatment includes oil removal and a reduction in total dissolved solids