With only one and a half years left of the first phase of The National IOR Centre of Norway, it's time to concretize our deliverables to the industry. 26-27 May we arranged digital kick-off meetings for our Delivery Forums.
The digital kick-off meetings were arranged to give our industry partners insight in the ongoing work of our PhD students and postdocs. The meetings were a success, with about 50 participants in each of them.
To better illustrate the Centre’s main deliverables and how our projects are integrated to manage and achieve the specifications of the work plan for 2020-2021, we have developed four main categories of deliverables:
- Methods & Mechanisms
- Field Application
- Education & Dissemination
Within these categories, we have specified concrete deliverables from each project, tools that can contribute to environmental-friendly and cost-efficient methods for improved oil recovery. But to make sure we are progressing towards these deliverables, we have established "delivery forums". Each forum consists of representatives from the IOR Centre management team, project leaders, PhD students and postdocs, and off course representatives from our industry partners.
The way forward
The delivery forums will meet on a regular basis to make sure the research projects across tasks and themes are progressing in collaboration, to reach common goals with quality, and on schedule. The forums are also an arena for sharing our work.
At the first kick-off delivery forum (wettability and smart water EOR) we asked the participants for feedback on what topics to cover in future forum meetings. Field applications and use cases were among the suggestions. The next meetings will be arranged this autumn.