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My research interests include

Multiphase flow in porous media, with focus on capillary heterogeneities including permeability contrasts, pore scale distribution and fractures. The influence of wettability of fluid flow and fluid distributions and multiphase functions in sandstone, chalk and carbonate rock types. In-situ imaging of dynamic displacement processes in porous media using MRI/NMR, NTI and CT. The impact of capillary forces and EOR/IOR in conventional and fractured reservoirs, including foam flow, polymer gels. Generating correct capillary curves and relative permeability curves from different SCAL techniques for input parameters in simulators. Additives to invading water in spontaneous imbibition tests to enhance oil recovery.

PhD students

Øyvind Eide

Jarand Gauteplass

 

MSc

2012/2013

Nicolai Ivar Majlaton

Ary Ahmed

Kamal Ahmed

Stuart Baird

Stig Langlo

Stig Lie

Tom Ydstebø

 

2011/2012 

Christophersen, Anders
Økt oljeutvinning av injeksjon av CO2-skum i en oppsprukket karbonatbergart ved ulike fuktforhold

Fløysand Tveit, Jørn-Anders
An Experimental Study of Water Mixing in Carbonate Rocks Using Different Imaging Techniques

Nakken Follesø, Håvard
Fluid Displacements during Multiphase Flow Visualized at the Pore Scale Using Micromodels

Skibenes, Ane
Injeksjon av CO2-skum for økt oljeutvinning i en oppsprukket karbonatbergart under ulike fuktforhold

 

2010/2011

Eide, Øyvind
Integrated EOR and Waterflood Stability Criteria in Carbonate Rock

Børve, Bjarte
Økt oljeutvinning i kalk basert på vannkjemi og potensialbestemmende ioner for endring av fukt

Nybø, Sigurd
Skaleringskoeffisientens innvirkning på vannflømminger i sandstein og tertiær utvinnig ved bruk av CO2

Gauteplass, Jarand
Primærdreneringsprosesser ved bruk av gass målt med porøs plate, sentrifuge og under skum injeksjon

 

2009/2010

Grønsdal, Reidar
Økt oljeutvinning i kalk basert på vannkjemi og potensialbestemmende ioner for endring av fukt

 

Subjects

PTEK 211 - Fundamentals of Reservoir Physics

PTEK 212 - Reservoir Technology I

PTEK 214 - Experimental Reservoir Physcis

Books
  • Fernø, Martin. 2012. Enhanced Oil Recovery in Fractured Reservoirs. INTECH. 318 pages. ISBN: 978-953-51-0629-6.
Journal articles
  • Andersen, Pål Østebø; Brattekås, Bergit; Nødland, Oddbjørn Mathias; Lohne, Arild; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Fernø, Martin. 2018. Darcy Scale Simulation of Boundary Condition Effects during Capillary Dominated Flow in High Permeability Systems. SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering.
  • Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Heldal, Sandra; Fernø, Martin. 2018. Silica Nanoparticles to Stabilize CO2-foam for Improved CO2 Utilization: Enhanced CO2 Storage and Oil Recovery from Mature Oil Reservoirs. Fuel. 216: 621-626. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2017.11.144
  • Almenningen, Stian; Flatlandsmo, Josef; Kovscek, Anthony R.; Ersland, Geir; Fernø, Martin. 2017. Determination of Pore-Scale Hydrate Phase Equilibria in Sediments Using Lab-on-a-Chip Technology. Lab on a Chip. 17: 4070-4076. doi: 10.1039/c7lc00719a
  • Fernø, Martin. 2017. Vi kan ikke gamble med nordområdene. Bergens Tidende.
  • Fredriksen, Sunniva; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Fernø, Martin. 2017. Pore-scale mechanisms during low salinity waterflooding: Oil mobilization by diffusion and osmosis. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2017.10.022
  • Fredriksen, Sunniva; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Sandengen, Kristian; Fernø, Martin. 2017. Wettability effects on osmosis as an oil-mobilization mechanism during low-salinity waterflooding. Petrophysics. 58: 28-35. doi: SPWLA-2017-v58n1a3
  • Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Horjen, Henriette Trydal; Fernø, Martin. 2017. Nanotechnology for Improved CO2 Utilization in CCS: Laboratory Study of CO2-Foam Flow and Silica Nanoparticle Retention in Porous Media. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 64: 113-118. Published 2017-07-19. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.07.010
  • Almenningen, Stian; Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir; Flatlandsmo, Josef. 2016. Multiscale laboratory verification of depressurization for production of sedimentary methane hydrates. SPE Journal. 22: 138-147. doi: 10.2118/180015-PA
  • Brattekås, Bergit; Steinsbø, Marianne; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin; Espedal, Heidi; Seright, Randall S. 2016. New insight into wormhole formation in polymer gel during water chase floods with positron emission tomography. SPE Journal. 22: 32-40. doi: 10.2118/180051-PA
  • Eide, Øyvind; Fernø, Martin; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Graue, Arne. 2016. Visualization of carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery by diffusion in fractured chalk. SPE Journal. 21: 112-120. doi: 10.2118/170920-PA
  • Fernø, Martin; Gauteplass, Jarand; Pancharoen, Monrawee; Haugen, Åsmund; Graue, Arne; Kovscek, Anthony R.; Hirasaki, George. 2016. Experimental study of foam generation, sweep efficiency, and flow in a fracture network. SPE Journal. 21: 1140-1150. doi: 10.2118/170840-PA
  • Fernø, Martin; Pancharoen, Monrawee; Gauteplass, Jarand; Haugen, Åsmund; Graue, Arne; Kovscek, Anthony. 2016. Influence of wettability Study of Foam Generation, Sweep Efficiency and Flow in a Fracture Network. SPE Journal. 21.
  • Hauge, Lars Petter; Gauteplass, Jarand; Ersland, Geir; Kovscek, Anthony R.; Fernø, Martin; Høyland, Marie Dahle. 2016. Pore-level hydrate formation mechanisms using realistic rock structures in high-pressure silicon micromodels. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 53: 178-186. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.06.017
  • Iglauer, Stefan; Rahman, Taufiq; Sarmadivaleh, Mohammad; Al-Hinai, Adnan; Fernø, Martin; Lebedev, Maxim. 2016. Influence of wettability on residual gas trapping and enhanced oil recovery in three-phase flow: A pore-scale analysis by use of microcomputed tomography. SPE Journal. 21: 1916-1929. doi: 10.2118/179727-PA
  • Eide, Øyvind; Ersland, Geir; Brattekås, Bergit; Haugen, Åsmund; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin. 2015. CO2 EOR by Diffusive Mixing in Fractured Reservoirs. Petrophysics. 56: 23-31.
  • Fernø, Martin; Eide, Øyvind; Steinsbø, Marianne; Langlo, Stig Andre Winter; Christophersen, Anders; Skibenes, Ane Tingvold; Ydstebø, Tom; Graue, Arne. 2015. Mobility control during CO2 EOR in fractured carbonates using foam: Laboratory evaluation and numerical simulations. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 135: 442-451. doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2015.10.005
  • Fernø, Martin; Gauteplass, Jarand; Hauge, Lars Petter; Abell, Geir Espen; Adamsen, Tom Christian; Graue, Arne. 2015. Combined positron emission tomography and computed tomography to visualize and quantify fluid flow in sedimentary rocks. Water Resources Research. 51: 7811-7819. doi: 10.1002/2015WR017130
  • Fernø, Martin; Hauge, Lars Petter; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Gauteplass, Jarand; Graue, Arne. 2015. Flow visualization of CO2 in tight shale formations at reservoir conditions. Geophysical Research Letters. 42: 7414-7419. doi: 10.1002/2015GL065100
  • Fernø, Martin; Steinsbø, Marianne; Eide, Øyvind; Graue, Arne; Ahmed, Ary Najmadin; Ahmed, Kamal Najmadin. 2015. Parametric study of oil recovery during CO2 injections in fractured chalk: Influence of fracture permeability, diffusion length and water saturation. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 27: 1063-1073. doi: 10.1016/j.jngse.2015.09.052
  • Gauteplass, Jarand; Chaudhary, Kuldeep; Kovscek, Anthony R.; Fernø, Martin. 2015. Pore-level foam generation and flow for mobility control in fractured systems. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 468: 184-192. doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2014.12.043
  • Graue, Arne; Ramsdal, Johannes; Fernø, Martin. 2015. Mobilization of immobile water: Connate-water mobility during waterfloods in heterogeneous reservoirs. SPE Journal. 20: 1-11. doi: 10.2118/170249-PA
  • Haugen, Åsmund; Fernø, Martin; Mason, Geoffrey; Morrow, Norman R. 2014. The effect of viscosity on relative permeabilities derived from spontaneous imbibition tests. Transport in Porous Media. 106: 383-404. doi: 10.1007/s11242-014-0406-4
  • Haugen, Åsmund; Fernø, Martin; Mason, Geoffrey; Morrow, Norman R. 2014. Capillary pressure and relative permeability estimated from a single spontaneous imbibition test. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 115: 66-77. doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2014.02.001
  • Haugen, Åsmund; Mani, Nima; Svenningsen, Sondre; Brattekås, Bergit; Graue, Arne; Ersland, Geir; Fernø, Martin. 2014. Miscible and immiscible foam injection for mobility control and EOR in fractured oil-wet carbonate rocks. Transport in Porous Media. 104: 109-131. doi: 10.1007/s11242-014-0323-6
  • Fernø, Martin; Haugen, Åsmund; Wickramathilaka, Siluni; Howard, James J.; Stevens, James C.; Graue, Arne; Mason, Geoffrey; Morrow, Norman R. 2013. Magnetic resonance imaging of the development of fronts during spontaneous imbibition. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 101: 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2012.11.012
  • Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin; Aspenes, Eirik; Needham, Riley. 2012. Wettability effects on water mixing during waterflood oil recovery. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 94-95: 89-99. doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2012.06.020
  • Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin; Moe, Robert Wilhelm; Baldwin, Bernie A.; Needham, R.; Needham, Riley. 2012. Water Mixing During Waterflood Oil Recovery: The Effect of Initial Water Saturation. SPE Journal. 17: 43-52. doi: 10.2118/149577-PA
  • Haugen, Åsmund; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne; Bertin, Henri. 2012. Experimental study on foam in fractured oil-wet limestone for enhanced oil recovery. SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering. 15: 218-228. doi: 10.2118/129763-PA
  • Iglauer, Stefan; Fernø, Martin; Shearing, Paul; Blunt, Martin. 2012. Comparison of residual oil cluster size distribution, morphology and saturation in oil-wet and water-wet sandstone. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 375: 187-192. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.02.025
  • Mason, Geoffrey; Fernø, Martin; Haugen, Åsmund; Morrow, Norman R.; Ruth, Douglas. 2012. Spontaneous counter-current imbibition outwards from a hemi-spherical depression. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 90-91: 131-138. Published 2012-04-25. doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2012.04.017
  • Pancharoen, Monrawee; Fernø, Martin; Kovscek, Anthony R. 2012. Modeling foam displacement in fractures. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 100: 50-58. doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2012.11.018
  • Fernø, Martin; Grønsdal, Reidar; Åsheim, Jorunn Kari; Nyheim, Arita; Berge, Marianne; Graue, Arne. 2011. Use of sulfate for water based enhanced oil recovery during spontaneous imbibition in chalk. Energy & Fuels. 25: 1697-1706. doi: 10.1021/ef200136w
  • Fernø, Martin; Haugen, Åsmund; Graue, Arne. 2011. Wettability effects on the matrix-fracture fluid transfer in fractured carbonate rocks. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 77: 146-153. doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2011.02.015
  • Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin. 2011. Water mixing during spontaneous imbibition at different boundary and wettability conditions. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 78: 586-595. doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2011.07.013
  • Ersland, Geir; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne; Baldwin, Bernie A.; Stevens, James C. 2010. Complementary imaging of oil recovery mechanisms in fractured reservoirs. Chemical Engineering Journal. 158: 32-38. Published 2010-03-15. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2008.11.049
  • Fernø, Martin; Torsvik, Magne; Haugland, Sissel; Graue, Arne. 2010. Dynamic laboratory wettability alteration. Energy & Fuels. 24: 3950-3958. doi: 10.1021/ef1001716
  • Haugen, Åsmund; Fernø, Martin; Bull, Øyvind; Graue, Arne. 2010. Wettability Impacts on Oil Displacement in Large Fractured Carbonate Blocks. Energy & Fuels. 24: 3020-3027. doi: 10.1021/ef1000453
  • Mason, Geoffrey; Fischer, Herbert; Morrow, Norman R.; Johannesen, Else Birkeland; Haugen, Åsmund; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin. 2010. Oil production by spontaneous imbibition from sandstone and chalk cylindrical cores with two ends open. Energy & Fuels. 24: 1164-1169. doi: 10.1021/ef901118n
  • Fernø, Martin; Bull, Øyvind; Sukka, Pål Ove; Graue, Arne. 2009. Capillary pressures obtained by dynamic in situ fluid saturation measurements during core plug centrifugation. Transport in Porous Media. 80: 253-267. doi: 10.1007/s11242-009-9355-8
Reports and theses
  • Fernø, Martin. 2008. A Study of Capillary Pressure and Capillary Continuity in Fractured Rocks. 150 pages.
Book sections
  • Fredriksen, Sunniva; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Anders, Frøland; Anita, Viken; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Seland, John Georg; Ersland, Geir; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2018. Surfactant Pre-floods during CO2 Foam for Integrated Enhanced Oil Recovery in Fractured Oil-Wet Carbonates. kapittel. In:
    • Holtz, Mark. 2018. SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference. 3650 pages. ISBN: 978-1-61399-570-9.
  • Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Fernø, Martin; Brattekås, Bergit. 2018. The Onset of Spontaneous Imbibition: How Irregular Fronts Influence Imbibition Rate and Scaling Groups. KAPITTEL. In:
    • Holtz, Mark. 2018. SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference. 3650 pages. ISBN: 978-1-61399-570-9.
  • Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Noor, Al-Khayyat; Heldal, Sandra; Ida, Vikingstad; Eide, Øyvind; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Graue, Arne; Steven, Bryant; Anthony, Kovscek; Fernø, Martin. 2018. Performance of Silica Nanoparticles in CO2-foam for EOR and CCUS at Tough Reservoir Conditions. kapittel. In:
    • Ukjent, Ukjent. 2018. SPE Norway One Day Seminar 2018. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 1000 pages. ISBN: 978-1-61399-609-6.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Sharma, Mohan; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2017. CO2 Foam EOR Field Pilot - Pilot Design, Geologic and Reservoir Modeling, and Laboratory Investigations. Kapittel. In:
    • Ukjent, Ukjent. 2017. 19th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery/IOR Norway 2017. European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. 2546 pages. ISBN: 978-94-6282-209-2.
  • Andersen, Pål Østebø; Brattekås, Bergit; Walrond, Kenny; Aisyah, Daisy Siti; Nødland, Oddbjørn Mathias; Lohne, Arild; Haugland, Håkon Kyte; Føyen, Tore L.; Fernø, Martin. 2017. Numerical Interpretation of Laboratory Spontaneous Imbibition - Incorporation of the Capillary Back Pressure and How it Affects SCAL. KAPITTEL. In:
    • Ukjent, Ukjent. 2017. SPE Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference. Society of Petroleum Engineers. ISBN: 978-1-61399-563-1.
  • Sharma, Mohan; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2017. Numerical Modelling Study for Designing CO2-foam Field Pilot. 75, pages . In:
    • Ukjent, Ukjent. 2017. 19th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery/IOR Norway 2017. European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. 2546 pages. ISBN: 978-94-6282-209-2.
  • Brattekås, Bergit; Fernø, Martin. 2016. New Insight from Visualization of Mobility Control for Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Polymer Gels and Foams. Chapter 3, pages 101-122. In:
    • Romero-Zeròn, Laura. 2016. CHEMICAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY (CEOR)- A PRACTICAL OVERVIEW. INTECH. 191 pages. ISBN: 978-953-51-2700-0.

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