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Vinnere av Skjævelandsprisen 2017: Oddbjørn Nødland, Mona Minde og Han Byal Kim. Foto: Kjersti Riiber
Oddbjørn M. Nødland, Mona Wetrhus Minde and Han Byal Kim won the Skjæveland awards for 2017. Photo: Kjersti Riiber

Tuesday 25 April

Low Salinity

Produced Water Treatment with Membranes for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate and Sandstone Reservoirs – Remya Nair, The National IOR Centre of Norway/UiS

Impact of Salinity and Water Ions on Surface Charge Alteration in Arab D Reservoir Cores at Elevated Temperatures – Subhash Ayirala, Saudi Aramco PE&D

Laboratory Investigation of Low Salinity Waterflooding Using Carbonate Reservoir Rock Samples – Takaaki Uetani, INPEX Corporation

Streaming Potential Measurement to Quantify Wetting State of Rocks for Water Based EOR, In-house Novel Setup Experience – Mohammad Rahbar, Tarbiat modares university

The Influence of Crude Oil Flooding and Ageing on Carbonate Core Wettability During Core Restoration – Paul Hopkins, University of Stavanger

Mineral Dissolution and Precipitation Rate Laws Predicted from Reactive Pore Scale Simulations – Jan Ludvig Vinningland, IRIS

Interaction of Ionic Species with Calcite and Oil Components in Waterflooding – Theoretical Study – A. O. Alghamdi, King Abdulaziz University

Impact of Anhydrite on the Low Salinity EOR Effect in Sandstone Material with High Clay Content – Ivan Piñerez Torrijos, University of Stavanger

Uncertainties in the Mechanistic Models of the Modified Brine Water-flooding of Chalk – Ali A. Eftekhari, Technical University of Denmark

Application of Low Salinity Water to Improve Oil Recovery from a Fractured Tight Carbonate Reservoir – A Case Study – Alireza Emadi, Corex (UK) Ltd

Miscible/Immiscible Gas Injection

Investigation of CO2 Application for Enhanced Oil Recovery in a North African Field – A New Approach to EOS Development – Roman Khabibullin, Wintershall

Pore-scale Simulation of Three-phase Capillary Pressure and Trapping on 3D Rock Images – Johan Olav Helland, International Research Institute of Stavanger

Novel Application of Micro-CT and Interpretive Geological Analysis to Assess Asphaltene Deposition by CO2 Injection – Alireza Emadi, Corex (UK) Ltd

What Are the Differences between CO2 Injection Offshore and Onshore? – Saeed Ghanbari, Heriot-Watt University

New Methodology for Numerical Simulation of Water-Alternating-Gas (WAG) Injection – Hassan Alzayer, Heriot-Watt University


Field Pilot of Gel Barriers Placement for In-depth Fluid Diversion of Horizontal Wells in Jidong Oilfield – Jingnan Li, China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

Application of Self-Conforming Well Stimulation Technology in Oil and Gas Fields – Fundamentals and Case Histories – Janos Lakatos, University of Miskolc

Analysis on Pilot-scale Water Control Tests for Multi-stage Fractured Horizontal Wells in Changqing Oilfield – Yangwen Pei, China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

Silicate Gel for In-depth Placement – Gelation Kinetics and Pre-flush Design – Aruoture Omekeh, The National IOR Centre of Norway/IRIS

Simulation of Sodium Silicate Water Diversion Using IORSim – Aksel Hiorth, The National IOR Centre of Norway, UiS-IRIS

Snorre In-depth Water Diversion Using Sodium Silicate – Evaluation of Interwell Field Pilot – Vegard R. Stenerud, Statoil ASA


Pore-scale Visualization of Oil Recovery by Viscoelastic Flow Instabilities during Polymer EOR – Alexander Rock, Clausthal University of Technology

Modelling of Normal Net Stress Effect on Two-phase Relative Permeability and Capillary Pressure of Rough-walled Fracture – Alexander Y. Rozhko, Statoil ASA and University of Stavanger

Dynamic Pore Scale Modelling of Multiphase Flow during Application of EOR Techniques – Ahmed Boujelben, Heriot-Watt University

Associative Polymers as Enhanced Oil Recovery Agents in Oil-wet Formations – A Laboratory Approach – Reza Askarinezhad, University of Stavanger (UiS) / DrillWell


Temperature-switchable Polymer for Enhanced Oil Recovery – Roland Reichenbach-Klinke, BASF Construction Solutions GmbH

Design, Characterization and Implementation of Emulsion-based Polyacrylamides for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery – A. Thomas, SNF

Enhanced Polymer Flooding – Reservoir Triggering Improves Injectivity and Eliminates Shear Degradation – William J. Andrews, NALCO Champion

Qualifying an «Emulsion» Polymer for Field Use – Lab-scale Assessments on Adsorption and Injectivity – Kristian Sandengen, Statoil ASA

Poster Introductions 1

Experimental Investigation of Inorganic Scale Deposition during Smart Water Injection – A Formation Damage Point of View – Rasoul Mokhtari, Shiraz University

A New Frontier Technique for Nano-analysis on Flooded Chalk – TERS (Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy) – Laura Borromeo, UiS, The National IOR Centre of Norway

Water-blocking Solution Based on Emulsion with SiO2 Nanoparticles Content for Reservoir Stimulation Technologies – Vladislav V. Sergeev, VI-ENERGY LLC, Skolkovo Foundation

Integrated Approach to CO2 EOR and Storage Potential Evaluation in an Abandoned Oil Field in Czech Republic – Roman Berenblyum, International Research Institute of Stavanger

Gravity Override and Vertical Sweep Efficiency in Dipping Reservoirs – G.Y. Yu, Delft University of Technology

Study of Effectiveness of Different Surfactants for Wettability Alterations on Reservoir Rocks for Improved Oil Recovery – Yogesh Choudhary, Halliburton

Evaluation of Chemical Assisted Smart Water Enhanced Oil Recovery in One of Iranian Oil Field – Saber Mohammadi, Ahwaz Petroleum University of Technology (PUT)

Uncertainties – Extension of Smart Waterflooding from Core to Field Scale – Chalong Jaruwattanasakul, University of Stavanger

Water Ion Interactions at Crude Oil-water Interface – Is there a Correlation between IFT and Interfacial Rheology? – Subhash C. Ayirala, Saudi Aramco PE&D

Effects of Potassium Ion on Low Salinity Waterflooding in Sandstone Formation – Falan Srisuriyachai, Chulalongkorn University

Elasticity and Electrical Resistivity of Chalk and Greensand during Smart Water Flooding – K. Katika, Technical University of Denmark

Effect of Mud Invasion on the Determined Low Salinity Water Flooding Potential – Ingebret Fjelde, IRIS and University of Stavanger

A Novel Characterization of Effective Permeability of Tight Reservoir – Based on the Flow Experiments in Microtubes – J.Z. Wu, China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

Petrological, Mineralogical and Geochemical Constraints on Hydrocarbon Bearing North Sea Reservoir Chalk – Emanuela I. Kallesten, The National IOR Centre of Norway/UiS

Physical Modelling of Rheological Properties of Polymer Solutions for Enhanced Oil Recovery – Dmitry Shogin, UiS/ The National IOR Centre of Norway

Scale Risk Management during CO2 WAG in Carbonate Formations – Ayrton S. Ribeiro, Heriot-Watt Universit

Improved Modelling of Gravity-Aided Spontaneous Imbibition Using Momentum-Equation-Based Relative Permeabilities – Pål Ø. Andersen, University of Stavanger, Nat. IOR Center of Norway

An Analytical Model for Analysis of Centrifuge Capillary Pressure Experiments – Pål Ø. Andersen, University of Stavanger, Nat. IOR Center of Norway

Reflection of Processes of Non-equilibrium Plastic or Two-phase Filtration in Oil-saturated Hierarchic Medium – Olga A. Hachay, Institute of Geophysics, Ural Branch of RAS

Induced Shear Failure by Temperature Reduction at Uni-axial Strain Conditions – Tijana Voake, University of Stavanger, IOR Centre of Norway

A Laboratory Study of Production Enhancement Mechanism of Natural Gas Huff and Puff – R. Wang, RIPED, CNPC

Interaction Forces between Two Calcite Surfaces in Nacl Solutions as a Function of Ionic Strength – Shaghayegh J. Javadi, University of Stavanger/University of Oslo

Elastic and Plastic Behavior of Chalks at Deviatoric Stress Condition: Experiments Performed with Four Different Brines – Jaspreet S. Sachdeva, The National IOR Centre of Norway, UiS

Comparative Studies of Mineralogical Alterations of Three Ultra-long-term Tests of Onshore Chalk at Reservoir Conditions – Mona W. Minde, The National IOR Centre of Norway, University of Stavanger

Wettability Characterization Using the Flotation Technique Coupled with Geochemical Simulation – Samuel Erzuah, University of Stavanger

Quantification of Mineralogical Changes in Flooded Carbonate under Reservoir Conditions – Nina Egeland, The National IOR Centre of Norway, UiS

Effect of Water Salinity on Asphaltene Precipitation Behavior during Low Salinity Water Flooding – Rasoul Mokhtari, Shiraz University

SmartWater Flooding in a Carbonate Asphaltenic Fractured Oil Reservoir – Comprehensive Fluid-fluid-rock Mechanistic Study – S. Afzali, Amirkabir University of Technology

Interfacial Rheology at the Crude Oil/brine Interface – A Microscopic Insight of SmartWater Flood – Sultan M. Al Enezi, Saudi Aramco

Wednesday 26 April

Best of Tulsa

Introducing a Novel Enhanced Oil Recovery Technology – Chris Parsons, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

Nanoparticle-stabilized Emulsions for Improved Mobility Control for Adverse-mobility Waterflooding – Ijung Kim, Western New England University

Evaluation of Innovative Associative Polymers for Low Concentration Polymer Flooding – D. Alexis, Chevron

Reservoir Management in Howard-Glasscock Field – Waterflood Redevelopment in a 90 Year Old Field – C. Smith, ConocoPhillips

How Much Polymer Should Be Injected during a Polymer Flood? Review of Previous and Current Practices – Randy S. Seright, New Mexico Tech

Polymer II

Polymer – Kristian Sandengen, Statoil ASA

An Original SEC Method to Assess Simultaneously Concentration and Hydrolysis of HPAM for EOR – M.L. Loriau, TOTAL E&P

Flow of Polymer Solutions through Porous Media-pre diction of Mobility Reduction from Ex-situ Measurements of Elasticity – Stephane Jouenne, TOTAL E&P

Analysis of Viscous Crossflow in Polymer Flooding – Mohammed H. Alshawaf, Imperial College London/Saudi Aramco

Reduced Residual Oil Saturation for Secondary and Early Tertiary Polymer Floods Obtained in the Laboratory –
M.J. Bourgeois, TOTAL E&P

Advanced Selection of Polymers for EOR Considering Shear and Hardness Tolerance Properties – Nikola Gaillard, SNF

Spontaneous Imbibition as Indicator of Wettability Change During Polymer Flooding – J.L. Juarez-Morejon, University of Bordeaux

Mechanical Degradation of Polymers at the Field Scale – A Simulation Study – Oddbjørn M. Nødland, The National IOR Centre of Norway/UiS/IRIS


Application of New Tracer Technologies for Surveillance of EOR and IOR – Olaf K. Huseby, Restrack

Improved Method for Inter-well Partitioning Tracer Response Interpretation – D.W. van Batenburg, Shell International E&P BV

New Fluorescent Tracers for SWCTT –  Mahmoud O.M. Ould Metidji, Institutt For Energiteknikk / IOR center of Norway

Integration of Analytical and Simulation Techniques to Estimate Uncertainty in Incremental Oil Recovery from SWCTTs – D.J. Robbins, BP

Modelling & Optimization of EOR

Robust Dynamic Modelling of the Impact of Chemical Flood Implementation Time on Ultimate Recovery and Net Present Value – M. A. Algeer, Saudi Aramco

Modelling Waterflood Sweep Improvement at Prudhoe Bay and Determining Key Controls on Incremental Oil Recovery – D.R. Thrasher, BP Exploration

Capital Rationing by Metrics – Implications for IOR/EOR-projects – Petter O. Osmundsen, University of Stavanger

Optimization of Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer (ASP) Flooding Minimizing Risk of Scale Deposition – O. Vazquez, Heriot Watt University

Joint Optimization of Field Development and Water-alternating-gas Recovery Strategies – T. Feng, STATOIL

Value of Information from History Matching – How Much Information is Enough? – Aojie J. Hong, University of Stavanger, Norway


Characterizing Foam Flow in Fractures for Enhanced Oil Recovery – B.I. AlQuaimi, Delft University of Technology

SAG Foam Flooding in Carbonate Rocks – C.S. Boeije, Delft University of Technology

The Effect of Trapped Gas on Foam Flow in a Model Porous Medium – Sebastien Vincent-Bonnieu, Shell Global Solutions Int. B.V. & TU Delft

Numerical Modelling Study for Designing CO2-foam Field Pilot – Mohan Sharma, University of Stavanger

An Automated Sandpack as a New Intermediate Test for EOR Foam Formulation Design – E. Chevallier, Solvay

Chemical-foam Design as a Novel Approach Towards Immiscible Foam Flooding for Enhanced Oil Recovery –
Mojtaba Hosseini-Nasab, Delft University of Technology

Effects of Compositional Variations on CO2 Foam Under Miscible Conditions – Siavash Kahrobaei, Delft University of Technology

Poster Introductions 2

Environmental Consequences of Polymer Flooding – Eystein O. Opsahl, University of Stavanger

Multilateral Technology – Riding the Uncertainty Wave – Gorm L. Liland, Halliburton

Detection of Divalant Cations Present in Intersitial Water Using a Nanofluid Pill – K. Shahbazy, Petroleum Univercity of Technology

Performance Analysis of Radial Jet Drillings (RJD) in Heterogeneous and Fractured Chalk Reservoirs – Saeed Salimzadeh, Technical University of Denmark

Effect of Oil on Gravity Segregation in SAG Foam Flooding – Ahmed A.A. Hussain, Delft University of Technology

Application of Low Concentration Surfactant Enhanced Water-Alternating-Gas Flooding – I. Sagbana, London South Bank University

Improvement in Foamability/stability Test Rigs for CO2 Foam EOR Screening Evaluation – H. Yonebayashi, INPEX Corporation

The Effect of Oil on Steady-state Foam Flow Regimes in Porous Media – Jinyu Tang, Delft University of Technology

Experimental Study of Hysteresis Behavior of Foam in Porous Media – Siavash Kahrobaei, Delft University of Technology

Chemical EOR – High Potential beyond ASP – R. Rommerskirchen, Sasol Performance Chemicals

Comparative Study of Polyacrylamide Co-polymers for EOR at High Salinity Conditions Laboratory and Simulation – Maria A. Centeno, London South Bank University

Surfactant Polymer Formulation Design Targeting High Salinity High-temperature Giant Middle East Carbonate Reservoir – Muhammad Mushtaq, The Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi

Surfactant-steam-noncondensible Gas-foam Modelling for SAGD Process in the Heavy Oil Recovery – Z.Y.G Zhou, China University of Petroleum-Beijing

Laboratory Artefacts in Your IOR Corefloods – Have You Got Them? – C.M. Lindsay, Core Specialist Services Limited

New Potential Tracer Compounds for Inter-well SOR Determination – Stability at Reservoir Conditions – Mario Silva, National IOR Centre of Norway

Characteristic Fracture Spacing in Primary and Secondary Recovery for Naturally Fractured Reservoirs – J. Gong, Delft University of Technology

Bayesian Inversion of Time-lapse Seismic Waveform Data Using an Integral Equation Method – Kjersti S. Eikrem, IRIS

Estimation of Pressure-Saturation and Porosity Fields from Seismic AVA Data Using an Ensemble Based Method – Tuhin Bhakta, The National IOR Centre of Norway/ IRIS

Optimization of Recovery under Injection of Biopolymer, Synthetic Polymer and Gels in a Heterogeneous Reservoir – H.A. Anggraini, HESS

Non-linear Newton Solver for a Polymer Two-phase System Using Interface-localized Trust Regions – Øystein S. Klemetsdal, NTNU/SINTEF Digital

Numerical Modelling Analysis of Smart Water-oil Interactions in Carbonates – P. Kowollik, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology

Impact of Biodegradation – Consideration in the Polymer Flood Model – A. Behr, Wintershall Holding GmbH

Data Conditioning of 4D Seismic Timelapse Data for Improved Inversion of Reservoir Pressure and Saturation – Stefan F.A. Carpentier, TNO

Modelling the Rheology of Two-phase Polymer Flow – Dmitry Shogin, UiS / The National IOR Centre of Norway

Effect of Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Viscosifying Agents on the Stability of Foam for EOR – Part I, under Bulk Condition – Mojtaba Hosseini-Nasab, Delft University of Technology

Detailed Modelling of Injection and Production Induced Rock Displacements – Michael Niebling, Schlumberger Stavanger Research

When Size Matters – Polymer Injectivity in Chalk Matrix – Ingunn W. Jolma, International Research Institution of Stavanger

4D Seismic History Matching of the Norne Field Model Using Ensemble-based Methods with Distance Parameterization – Yanhui Zhang, TNO

Foam Coarsening – Behaviour and Consequences in a Model Porous Medium – S.A. Jones, Technical University of Denmark & TU Delft

Thursday 27 April

Heavy Oil

Optimization of Polymer Waterflooding Using Proxy Modelling and Genetic Programming – Karl Stephen, Heriot-Watt University

Nickel Decorated Carbon Nanocomposites as Catalysts for the Upgrading of Heavy Crude Oil – Kun Guo, University of Stavanger

Characterization of Viscous Unstable Flow in Porous Media at Pilot Scale – Application to Heavy Oil Polymer Flooding – S. Bouquet, IFPEN

Oil Recovery Potential for a Heavy Oil  in Unconsolidated Sands Under Polymer Flood in the UKCS – S. Law, Lloyd’s Register

Pilot & Field Cases

Polymer Injection Start-up in a Brown Field - Injection Performance Analysis and Subsurface Polymer Behavior Evaluation – Michela Spagnuolo, Eni SpA

Field Testing the Polysaccharide Schizophyllan – Single Well Test Design and Current Results – Dhruva Prasad, Wintershall

Optimum Polymer-injection Strategy for the Polymer-flood-expansion Area of the Tambaredjo Field – Hamidreza Salimi, PanTerra Geoconsultants B.V.

CO2 Foam EOR Field Pilot - Pilot Design, Geologic and Reservoir Modelling, and Laboratory Investigations –
Zachary P. Alcorn, University of Bergen

Polymer Injectivity De-risking for West Salym ASP Pilot – D. Wever, Shell Global Solutions International

Grimbeek -120 cp Oil in a Multilayer Heterogeneous Fluvial Reservoir. First Successful Application Polymer Flooding at YPF – J.E. Juri, YPF

Injectivity Experiences and its Surveillance in the West Salym ASP Pilot – F.H.J. van der Heyden, Shell

First Surfactant-Polymer EOR Injectivity Test in the Algyö Field, Hungary – S. Puskas, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc

Novel IOR/EOR Technologies

Study of Nanoparticle Retention in Porous Media – A Perfect Sink Model – Maysam Pournik, University of Oklahoma

Experimental Investigation of EOR by Injecting SiO2 Nanoparticles as Water Additive with Application to the Hebron Field – Han Byal Kim, Memorial University

Dynamic Screening for Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) – F.K. Kögler, Wintershall Holding GmbH

Nanoemulsion Enhanced Oil Recovery – From Theoretical Aspects to Coreflooding Simulation – G. Maddinelli, Eni SPA

Poster Introductions 3

Shift to Hydrogen – 100% Recovery from Depleted and Abandoned Gas Fields – L. Surguchev, LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS

A New Method of Bidirectional Displacement to Enhance Oil Recovery in Fault-block Reservoirs at High Water Cut Stage – K. Ma, China University of Petroleum-Beijing

Application of Nanoparticles in Chemical EOR – A.A. Ivanova, Skoltech institute of science and technology

Supramolecular Assemblies as Displacement Fluids in EOR – H.A. Anggraini, HESS

Nanoemulsion Flooding – The Journey to Field Begins – E. Braccalenti, Eni S.p.A

Zonal Isolation in a Unique Fractured Carbonate Heavy Oil Reservoir – Cementing Steam Injection Wells Issaran Field – D. Bhaisora, Halliburton

A Novel Optimization of SAGD to Enhance Oil Recovery – The Effects of Pressure Difference – H. Xiong, China University of Petroleum

Laboratory Testing of Thermo-chemical Schemes for Carbonate Heavy Oil Reservoirs – S. Ursegov, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

On Mobilizing Residual Heavy Oil by Micellar-Water Alternate Flooding – An Experimental Investigation – Ronald Nguele, Kyushu University

Overcome Viscous Fingering Effect in Heavy Oil Reservoirs by an Optimized Smart Water Injection Scheme Part II – Chalong Jaruwattanasakul, University of Stavanger

Sedimentary Characteristics and Architecture of Fan Delta Front Reservoir Based on Dense Well Pattern in Oilfield, China – J. Wang, PetroChina Exploration & Development Research Inst

A Non-standard Model for Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Including the Oil-water Interfacial Area – David Landa-Marbán, University of Bergen

EOR Screening and Potential Applications on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) – John Zuta, IRIS - International Research Institute of Stavanger

Bugs and Electric Fields – Underexplored IOR? – Johanna N. Ravnås, DEA Norge AS

Evaluation of Three Large Scale ASP Flooding Field Test – Hu Guo, China University of Petroleum,Beijing

Comparison of Scaling in Strong Alkali and Weak Alkali ASP Flooding Pilot Tests – Hu Guo, China University of Petroleum,Beijing

Efficient Brownfield Optimization of a Reservoir in West Siberia – David Echeverria Ciaurri, IBM

Advanced Intelligent Completion System – Toe to Hanger – Norwegian Continental Shelf Case Study – J.J. Joubran, Halliburton

Integration of IOR Research Projects through Generic Case Studies – Jarle Haukås, The National IOR Centre of Norway/Schlumberger

Economic Analysis of Profitability Index and Development Cost Based on Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) Projects in Indonesia – A. Azizurrofi, SKK Migas

Fluid-rock Interaction between SiO2 Nanofluids and Standard Cores Mimicking Hebron Field Conditions for EOR Applications – D. Sivira Ortega, Memorial University

New Anionic Surfactants for EOR and a Partnership Solution to Meet a Pilot – C.L. Lund, Unger Fabrikker AS

Cost-effective Seawater Pre-treatment for EOR Development – Bjørn Dørum, ENWA Water Technology AS

Integrated Conceptual Design for a CO2 Neutral Capture Re-injection System for Offshore Enhanced Oil Recovery – Lesley A. James, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Published 27.12.2017