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National Centre for Sustainable Subsurface Utilization of

the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Acknowledgment

The author(s) acknowledge the Research Council of Norway and the industry partners of NCS2030 – RCN project number 331644 – for their support.

Project code

When you register results and dissemination in the CRIStin database related to the NCS2030 centre, please make sure to use project code 331644 and source RCN (Forskningsrådet).

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NEW TC-leader

He is leading the technical committee

Mohsen Rafiee from Wintershall Dea is to lead the technical committee in NCS2030.

Portrett av Mohsen Rafiee
Mohsen Rafiee. Photo: Private

Mohsen Rafiee got elected leader of the Technical Committee (TC) in NCS2030. The election was held in the first TC meeting in the Centre 21st October.

Rafiee finished undergraduate study in Reservoir Engineering from Petroleum University of Technology in Iran. After that he graduated as Master of Science in Reservoir Engineering from Institut Français du Pétrole in Rueil-Malmaison Paris and finally he become Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from TU Bergakademie Freiberg focusing on reservoir simulation, history matching and uncertainty analysis.

He worked one year with R&D of Total S.A. as reservoir simulation engineer (Pau-France), four years as research assistant at TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Freiberg-Germany), three years with DBI German institute of fuel as a reservoir engineer on gas storage reservoir (Freiberg-Germany). After that he has worked for Wintershall in Kassel, Germany, and currently he works at Wintershall Dea in Stavanger.

Rafiee's expertise areas: Conventional and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, advanced numerical and analytical reservoir studies, field optimization, development planning, economic evaluation, production forecasting and reserve estimation, EOR/IOR techniques including sweep conformance, ASP and water flooding, SAGD and electromagnetic heating in both sand stone and naturally fractured carbonate reservoirs.

Understanding the initial wettability of reservoirs

Panagiotis Aslanidis defended his thesis on wettability for core analysis. The purpose of his research was to link reser...

Twinning to Sustainable Energy Transition (Twinn2SET)

The European Union is facing a pressing challenge to transition into a carbon neutral economy by 2050. Researchers from ...

Kick-off for new energy transition project

The European Union is facing a pressing challenge to transition into a carbon neutral economy by 2050. Researchers from ...

Defended his thesis on reservoir optimization

Micheal B. Oguntola has studied optimization and modelling of enhanced oil recovery injection strategies in his PhD proj...

Defining Future Subsurface Education Needs in Collaboration with the Energy Industry

This project (SUBSET) aims to increase the relevance of subsurface course content to actual needs in the energy indust...

Subsurface Utilization for Renewable Energy

The Subsurface Utilisation and Renewable Energy group addresses the latest issues related to the energy transition, unde...

New centre for sustainable subsurface utilization

University of Stavanger with partners have been awarded the National Centre for Sustainable Utilization of Energy Resour...

Won their group in Drillbotics

Five UiS students made it all the way to the top in their group in the Drillbotics contest.

Looking towards 8 years of subsurface research

University of Stavanger, NORCE, IFE and University of Bergen are partners in an application for a new petrosenter, focus...

UiS team in the PetroBowl finals

Five petroleum engineering students from University of Stavanger reached the finals in the prestigous PetroBowl contest.

Top students win industry awards

Repsol, IKM Acona and Vår Energi awarded a total of nine prizes and NOK 275,000 to bachelor and master students at UiS.

New possibilities for geosciences at UiS

The Department of Energy Resources at UiS is investing in new equipment and new research areas within geotechnics and ge...

Interdisciplinary centre for Hydrogen Safety and Governance (HySAGO)

The vision for HySAGO is to establish a globally recognised centre for groundbreaking interdisciplinary research on the ...

IOR NORWAY 2021

The 7th IOR NORWAY is arranged 26-28 April 2021. The digital event will be co-organized with the 14th International Symp...

Awards to the best petroleum students

The best first year master students in petroleum geosciences and petroleum engineering got a well-deserved Christmas pre...

Software Donations

Research and education today cannot be conducted without using state of the art software products. For an academic insti...

Structural Geology

Structural Geology is the study of tectonic deformation. We focus on the deformation of the upper crust and how it affec...

Smart Water

Smart Water for enhanced oil recovery is a research field at UiS.

Provenance Studies

Provenance research tracks the transport routes of sediment. Such research is done for various reasons, such as paleogeo...

Light detection and ranging

Light detection and ranging (lidar) research focus on the planning and collection of lidar data as well as the processin...

Geophysics

Geophysics uses measurements of physical quantities to make inferences about the geological properties of the Earth and ...

Geographic Information Systems

Geographic information science (GIS) research focuses on the analysis of spatial relationships, defining uncertainty, an...

Decision and data analytics

Value can only be created through our decisions. Uncertainty is inseparable from all significant decisions. You can’t ma...

Geosciences

Geosciences is an important expertise are within the energy sector, environment, construction among others.

Department of Energy Resources

The Department of Energy Resources is a strong academic environment with international top-level research and education.

IOR 2020 webinar summed up

55 people logged in to the IOR NORWAY webinar to listen to four of the speakers from the original conference programme.

Energy Engineering and Geoscience - PhD

Energy Engineering and Geoscience is a subfield within the doctoral programme in Science and Technology at UiS. The subf...

Theme 2: Reservoir characterisation to improve volumetric sweep

Theme 2 works with the integration of field data such as pressure, temperature, seismic data, tracer data, geophysical d...

The National IOR Centre of Norway

The National IOR Centre provides solutions for improved oil recovery on the Norwegian continental shelf through academic...

Ongoing projects – The National IOR Centre of Norway

The National IOR Centre provides solutions for improved oil recovery on the Norwegian continental shelf through academic...

Finished projects – The National IOR Centre of Norway

The Centre provides solutions for improved oil recovery on the Norwegian continental shelf through academic excellence a...

IOR NORWAY 2018 summed up

270 participants caught up on the newest in IOR research at this year's big IOR event at University of Stavanger.

IOR NORWAY 2019 summed up

The sixth annual conference hosted by The National IOR Centre of Norway is history. Hopefully the participants got a ref...

IOR NORWAY 2017

Click on the links below for abstracts or PDFs of the presentations from IOR NORWAY 2017.

How do we contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Affordable and clean energy, climate action and education are important contributions from NCS2030.

FNs bærekraftsmål

NCS2030 contributes to several UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) including SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) by building new competence and research solutions for the Sustainable Subsurface Value Chain, SDG 13 (climate action) by providing solutions for a NZE society by 2050; SDG 4 (education) by educating the new generation of professionals for the energy transition; and also SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth); SDG 9 (industry, innovation, and infrastructure) by building competence for new business opportunities; SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production) by providing solutions for low-emission and effective utilization of the subsurface; SDG 14 (life below water) by safe subsurface storage of CO2/H2 and reduced water discharge to sea; and SDG 5 (gender equality) by setting the ambitious goal that at least 40% of center staff will be female.

Research

NCS2030 theses

Master theses related to the National Centre for Sustainable Subsurface Utilization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Illustrasjonsbilde vitenskapelig artikkel. Foto: Shutterstock
  • Lithological heterogeneities in the Zechstein Group: implications for geological storage

Supervisor: Dora Marín (UiS, dora.l.restrepo@uis.no)

  • Geothermal energy opportunities in the Utsira High

Supervisor: Dora Marín (UiS, dora.l.restrepo@uis.no)

  • Compressed air storage opportunities in the Norwegian North Sea

Supervisor: Dora Marín (UiS, dora.l.restrepo@uis.no)

  • Lateral extension of the Rogaland sandstone in the southern North Sea: Implications for CO2 storage or geothermal energy

Supervisor: Dora Marín (UiS, dora.l.restrepo@uis.no)

  • Deformation of unconsolidated sediments and its impact on CO2 storage

Supervisors: Viktoriya Yarushina (IFE, viktoriya.yarushina@ife.no), Reinier van Noort (IFE)

  • Modeling of induced seismicity during subsurface operations

Supervisors: Viktoriya Yarushina (IFE, viktoriya.yarushina@ife.no), Alexander Minakov (CEED, UiO)

  • Improved oil recovery by hybrid Smart Water – surfactant solutions

Supervisors: Tina Puntervold (UiS, tina.puntervold@uis.no)

  • Scale formation near wellbore – experiments and simulations

Supervisors: Tina Puntervold (UiS, tina.puntervold@uis.no)

  • Carbonated water injection for environmental oil recovery

Supervisors: Tina Puntervold (UiS, tina.puntervold@uis.no)

  • Unlocking hydrocarbons from tight reservoirs

Supervisors: Tina Puntervold (UiS, tina.puntervold@uis.no)

  • Subsurface mineral effects from CO2 storage

Supervisors: Tina Puntervold (UiS, tina.puntervold@uis.no)

  • Well stimulation for tight North Sea reservoirs

Supervisors: Aruoture Voke Omekeh (NORCE, arom@norceresearch.no)

  • Interactions of H2-phase with rock/minerals and fluid phases during geological storage of H2: Geochemical simulations (MSc)

Supervisors: Ingebret Fjelde (NORCE, Ingebret.fjelde@norceresearch.no)

  • Alteration of rock properties during geological storage of H2: Literature study (BSc)

Supervisors: Ingebret Fjelde (NORCE, Ingebret.fjelde@norceresearch.no)

  • Injectivity of carbonated water with different CO2 concentration into different rock types: Experimental study (MSc)

Supervisors: Ingebret Fjelde (NORCE, Ingebret.fjelde@norceresearch.no)

  • Rock integrity during injection of carbonated water into different rock types: Literature study (BSc)

Supervisors: Ingebret Fjelde (NORCE, Ingebret.fjelde@norceresearch.no)

  • Improvement of volumetric sweep efficiency during oil production using ECO-clay (environmentally friendly clay): Experimental study (MSc)

Supervisors: Ingebret Fjelde (NORCE, Ingebret.fjelde@norceresearch.no)

  • Optimization of reinjection of produced water into different reservoir types: Literature study (BSc)

Supervisors: Ingebret Fjelde (NORCE, Ingebret.fjelde@norceresearch.no)

  • Experimental work on multiphase flow and fluid production in core plugs

Supervisors: Pål Østebø Andersen (UiS, pal.andersen@uis.no), Dagfinn Sleveland (UiS, experimental)

  • Reactive flow modelling with presence of a catalytic reaction in porous media – an insight into hydrogen production in a porous medium

Supervisors: Reza Askarinezhad (NORCE, reas@norceresearch.no) and Arne Stavland (NORCE)

  • Hybrid Smart Water EOR methods for improved water management (incl. CO2 storage)

Supervisors: Tina Puntervold (UiS, tina.puntervold@uis.no)

  • Optimizing produced water reinjection for environmental oil recovery

Supervisors: Tina Puntervold (UiS, tina.puntervold@uis.no)

  • Wellbore and reservoir leakage detection and monitoring with downhole gauges

Supervisors: Anton Shchipanov (NORCE, ansh@norceresearch.no) or Hans Joakim Skadsem (UiS, hans.j.skadsem@uis.no)

  • Net-Zero effect of selected conformance improvement techniques at NCS – a preliminary study

Supervisors: Reza Askarinezhad (NORCE, reas@norceresearch.no) and Arne Stavland (NORCE)

  • CO2-based foams for conformance improvement at the NCS - Also to reduce CO2 footprint?

Supervisors: Reza Askarinezhad (NORCE, reas@norceresearch.no) and Arne Stavland (NORCE)

  • Laboratory study of selected water diversion techniques

Supervisors: Reza Askarinezhad (NORCE, reas@norceresearch.no) and Arne Stavland (NORCE)

  • Preliminary study of the LCA for various suitable conformance improvement techniques at the NCS

Supervisors: Reza Askarinezhad (NORCE, reas@norceresearch.no) and Arne Stavland (NORCE)

  • Use of conformance control chemicals as CO2 barrier for geological storage of CO2

Supervisors: Reza Askarinezhad (NORCE, reas@norceresearch.no) and Arne Stavland (NORCE)

  • Core images and ML tools in the public and private repositories for rock property estimation

Supervisors: Rong Chunming (IDE/UIS, chunming.rong@uis.no) and Nan Zhang (IDE/UIS)

Management team

Instituttleder
51832259
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Energy Resources
Prosjektleder
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Energy Resources
Christian Dye
Research Director
IFE
Zachary Paul Alcorn
Researcher
University of Bergen
Rådgiver
51831799
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty Administration TN
Kontor for forskningsadministrative tjenester
Rådgiver
51834511
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty Administration TN

Work package leaders

Stéphane Polteau
Research Scientist
IFE
Viktoriya Yarushina
Department Head
IFE
Førsteamanuensis
51832213
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Energy Resources
Ying Guo
Special Adviser
NORCE
Geir Evensen
Chief Scientist
NORCE
Professor
51831674
EOJ 244
UiS Business School
Department of Economics and Finance
Førsteamanuensis
51832248
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Energy Resources

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