The Task Leaders
The National IOR Centre of Norway is divided into two themes, which are divided into several tasks. Below you will find information on all the task leaders in The National IOR Centre of Norway.
Task 1: Core scale
Task leader: Arne Stavland, NORCE
Arne Stavland is a chief scientist at NORCE where he has worked for 30 years. His main interests are in enhanced oil recovery and chemical water control. He holds an MS degree in physics from NTNU.
Task 2: Mineral fluid reactions at nano/submicron scale
Task leader: Udo Zimmermann, UiS
Udo Zimmermann is professor at UiS. His research has focused on provenance techniques and reservoir characterization using petrography, heavy minerals and geochemical and isotope geochemical methods in clastic and chemical sedimentary rocks of Archean to Phanerozoic ages.
Task 3: Pore scale
Task leader: Espen Jettestuen, NORCE
Espen Jettestuen is a senior researcher at NORCE. His main interests are in rock fluid interactions and how these influence the properties of reservoir rock on the microscopic scales. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Oslo.
Task 4: Upscaling and environmental impact
Aksel Hiorth is chief research scientist at NORCE and professor within reservoir technology at the University of Stavanger. His main interest is developing simulation models that describe the physical and chemical processes during multiphase flow in porous rocks.
Task 5: Tracer technology
Task leader: Tor Bjørnstad, IFE
Tor Bjørnstad is at present special advisor at IFE within reservoir technology, and Prof. Em. in nuclear chemistry at University of Oslo. Main interests: Tracer technology, IOR and flow assurance. He holds a PhD (Dr. Philos.) in Nuclear Chemistry from UiO.
Task 6: Reservoir simulation tools
Task leader: Robert Klöfkorn, NORCE
Robert Klöfkorn is a senior researcher at NORCE. He holds a Dr. rer. nat. in applied mathematics from the University of Freiburg. His research interests are scientific computing and software development with focus on computational methods for partial differential equations and it’s applications.
Task 7: Field scale evaluation and history matching
Task leader: Geir Nævdal, NORCE
Geir Nævdal is working as chief scientist at NORCE. His research interests include reservoir characterization, data assimilation and production optimization, and his main research focus the last decade has been the use of ensemble based methods for updating reservoir models. He holds a PhD in mathematics from NTNU.