The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's IOR award goes to production licenses, companies, projects or individuals who are expected to create added value on the Norwegian Continental Shelf through innovative work for improved recovery. This year’s prize was the 16th since the first award in 1998.
The winner of this year's prize is researcher Geir Evensen from NORCE. The jury found that Evensen has made significant contributions over a number years toward the development of modelling methods based on the ensemble approach. This technology is used extensively among the oil and gas companies on the Norwegian shelf.
The research group in task 7 at the IOR Centre works with field scale evaluation and history matching. They have played an important part in the development of modelling methods based on the ensemble approach. The IOR Centre researchers have also been important collaborators in Evensen's work.
«The method you have developed leads to a better basis for making decisions, and thereby improved value creation», Director General Ingrid Sølvberg in NPD said when she presented the award.