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Planning new workshops

The Technical Committee (TC) of The National IOR Centre of Norway were gathered to suggest future workshops and projects at the Centre.

Research Director Randi Valestrand and Director of Field Implementation Sissel Opsahl Viig. Research Director Randi Valestrand and Director of Field Implementation Sissel Opsahl Viig.

The TC meeting took place 9 May. Representatives from the eleven industry partners, management team and task leaders were present. The industry partners got the opportunity to catch up on the latest work at the Centre and plan for future workshops and projects.

Work plan 2019

The theme leaders Aksel Hiorth (theme 1) and Randi Valestrand (theme 2) guided the TC members through the plans for the near future. The work plan for 2019 need to be ready in a few months, and the guidelines from the companies will be of great importance in this work.

This spring the Centre delievered revised plans for the last three years (2019-2021). ERA (environmental risk assessment) was an important part of this, and thus needs to be implemented in future research projects at the Centre.

"We will also continue our workshops on specific topics hosted by the oil companies," Randi Valestrand said. Halliburton and Schlumberger have already hosted workshops, on the themes ERA and IOR integration.

Reducing the risk

"What would be really helpful in a daily work situation?" Knut Uleberg from Statoil asked the other TC members, when the TC were asked about needs and wishes for future research projects at the Centre.

Uleberg emphasized the value of demonstrating the developed tools on real fields, models that provide reliable forecasts and input to risk assessment with regards to new IOR efforts.

The meeting agreed on three new workshops with the themes polymer, smart water and IORsim. The outcome of these workshops will also influence the work plan for 2019.

Text and photo: Kjersti Riiber