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in situ imaging of multiphase flow in heterogeneous porous media using PET/CT MRI/NMR, NTI and CT. Study capillary phenomena and flow in porous media such as foam generation, spontaneous imbibition and CO2 injection. Apply mobility control during CO2 injection for oil recovery and associated CO2 storage in mature oil reservoirs. Special interest in flow mechanisms in fractured reservoirs and how to improve sweep efficiency.

 

PhD/Post doc and Master student veiledning

Antall PhD-and master studenter veiledet (2010- ): 59

PhD/Post doc:       10 (4 kvinner, 6 menn)

Master students:    49 (15 kvinner, 34 menn)

 

Forelesner ved institutt for fysikk og teknologi

PTEK100: Introduksjon til petroleum- og prosessteknologi, Bachelor in Petroleumsteknologi

PTEK 211: Grunnleggjande reservoarfysikk, Bachelor in Petroleumsteknologi

PTEK 214: Eksperimentelle metodar i reservoarfysikk, Bachelor in Petroleumsteknologi

PTEX: Felttur til oljeselskap i Texas

Gas Hydrates

  1. Stian Almenningen, Eirik Iden, Fernø, M.A. and Geir Ersland, Salinity Effects on Pore-Scale Methane Gas Hydrate Dissociation, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, Volume 123, Issue 7, Pages 5599-5608, July 2018
  2. Almenningen, S., Fotland, P., Fernø, M.A. and Ersland, G. An experimental investigation of gas production rates during depressurization of sedimentary methane hydrates. SPE J. Accepted for publication Sept 2018
  3. Stian Almenningen, Josef Flatlandsmo, Anthony R. Kovscek, Geir Ersland and Fernø, M.A. Determination of Pore-Scale Hydrate Phase Equilibria in Sediments Using Lab-on-a-Chip Technology, Lab Chip, 2017,17, 4070-4076 
  4. Almenningen, S., Flatlandsmo, J., Fernø, M.A. and Ersland, G. Multiscale Laboratory Verification of Depressurization for Production of Sedimentary Methane Hydrates, SPE-180015-PA, SPE Journal Vol. 22 (01). Feb. 2017
  5. L.P. Hauge, J. Gauteplass, M.D. Høyland, G. Ersland, A. Kovscek, Fernø, M.A. Pore-level hydrate formation mechanisms using realistic rock structures in high-pressure silicon micromodels, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol 53, Oct. 2016, Pages 178-186
Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Brattekås, Bergit; Fernø, Martin. 2019. The Effect of Non-Uniform Wettability and Heterogeneity on Induction Time and Onset of Spontaneous Imbibition. SPE Journal.
  • Fredriksen, Sunniva; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Frøland, Anders; Viken, Anita Løbø; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Ersland, Geir; Seland, John Georg; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2019. Surfactant Prefloods During Carbon Dioxide Foam Injection for Integrated Enhanced Oil Recovery in Fractured Oil-Wet Carbonates. SPE Journal. 1139-1153.
  • Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Sharma, Mohan; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Eide, Øyvind; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin. 2019. Pore-to-Core EOR Upscaling for CO2-foam for CCUS. SPE Journal. 11 sider.
  • Eide, Øyvind; Fernø, Martin; Bryant, Steven; Kovscek, Anthony R.; Gauteplass, Jarand. 2019. Population-balance modeling of CO2 foam for CCUS using nanoparticles . Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering.
  • Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Al-Khayyat, Noor; Heldal, Sandra; Vikingstad, Ida; Eide, Øyvind; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Graue, Arne; Bryant, Steven; Kovscek, Anthony; Fernø, Martin. 2019. Performance of Silica Nanoparticles in CO2-foam for EOR and CCUS at Tough Reservoir Conditions. SPE Journal.
  • Sharma, Mohan; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Fernø, Martin; Skjæveland, Svein Magne; Graue, Arne. 2019. Model calibration for forecasting CO2-foam enhanced oil recovery field pilot performance in a carbonate reservoir. Petroleum Geoscience. 9 sider.
  • Almenningen, Stian; Gauteplass, Jarand; Hauge, Lars Petter; Barth, Tanja; Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir. 2019. Measurements of CH4 and CO2 relative permeability in hydrate-bearing sandstone. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 880-888.
  • Brattekås, Bergit; Eide, Øyvind; Johansen, Sigbjørn Aasheim; Vasshus, Snorre Sande; Polden, Andreas Grøteide; Fernø, Martin. 2019. Foam Flow and Mobility Control in Natural Fracture Networks. Transport in Porous Media. 157-174.
  • Brattekås, Bergit; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Vabø, Trond; Haugland, Håkon; Reite, Simon Inge Smenes; Saunes, Anders Sundgot; Fernø, Martin. 2019. Dos and Don’ts When Developing a System to Investigate Spontaneous Imbibition in Unconsolicdated Porous Media. E3S Web of Conferences. 1-10.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Sharma, Mohan; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Wergeland, Connie; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne; Ersland, Geir. 2019. Core-scale sensitivity study of CO2 foam injection strategies for mobility control, enhanced oil recovery, and CO2 storage. E3S Web of Conferences.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Sharma, Mohan; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2019. An Integrated Carbon-Dioxide-Foam Enhanced-Oil-Recovery Pilot Program With Combined Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage in an Onshore Texas Heterogeneous Carbonate Field. SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering. 1449-1466.
  • Almenningen, Stian; Fotland, Per; Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir. 2019. An Experimental Investigation of Gas-Production Rates During Depressurization of Sedimentary Methane Hydrates. SPE Journal. 522-530.
  • 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. 621-626.
  • Almenningen, Stian; Iden, Eirik Johan; Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir. 2018. Salinity Effects on Pore-Scale Methane Gas Hydrate Dissociation. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Solid Earth. 5599-5608.
  • Akhtar, Naureen; Thomas, Peter James; Svardal, Benny; Almenningen, Stian; De Jong, Edwin; Magnussen, Stian; Onck, Patrick R; Fernø, Martin; Holst, Bodil. 2018. Pillars or Pancakes? Self-Cleaning Surfaces without Coating. Nano letters (Print).
  • Song, Wen; Ogunbanwo, F; Steinsbø, Marianne; Fernø, Martin; Kovscek, Anthony R. 2018. Mechanisms of Multiphase Reactive Flow using Biogenically Calcite-Functionalized Micromodels. Lab on a Chip. 3881-3891 .
  • 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. 673-691.
  • Fredriksen, Sunniva; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Sandengen, Kristian; Fernø, Martin. 2017. Wettability effects on osmosis as an oil-mobilization mechanism during low-salinity waterflooding. Petrophysics. 28-35.
  • 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. 650-660.
  • 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. 113-118.
  • 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. 4070-4076.
  • Eide, Øyvind; Fernø, Martin; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Graue, Arne. 2016. Visualization of carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery by diffusion in fractured chalk. SPE Journal. 112-120.
  • 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. 178-186.
  • 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. 32-40.
  • Almenningen, Stian; Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir; Flatlandsmo, Josef. 2016. Multiscale laboratory verification of depressurization for production of sedimentary methane hydrates. SPE Journal. 138-147.
  • 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.
  • 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. 1140-1150.
  • 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. 184-192.
  • 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. 1063-1073.
  • Graue, Arne; Ramsdal, Johannes; Fernø, Martin. 2015. Mobilization of immobile water: Connate-water mobility during waterfloods in heterogeneous reservoirs. SPE Journal. 1-11.
  • 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. 442-451.
  • 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. 7414-7419.
  • 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. 7811-7819.
  • Eide, Øyvind; Ersland, Geir; Brattekås, Bergit; Haugen, Åsmund; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin. 2015. CO2 EOR by Diffusive Mixing in Fractured Reservoirs. Petrophysics. 23-31.
  • 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. 383-404.
  • 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. 109-131.
  • 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. 66-77.
  • 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. 1-11.
  • Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin; Aspenes, Eirik; Needham, Riley. 2012. Wettability effects on water mixing during waterflood oil recovery. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 89-99.
  • 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. 43-52.
  • 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. 131-138.
  • Pancharoen, Monrawee; Fernø, Martin; Kovscek, Anthony R. 2012. Modeling foam displacement in fractures. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 50-58.
  • 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. 218-228.
  • 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. 187-192.
  • 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. 146-153.
  • Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin. 2011. Water mixing during spontaneous imbibition at different boundary and wettability conditions. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 586-595.
  • 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. 1697-1706.
  • Haugen, Åsmund; Fernø, Martin; Bull, Øyvind; Graue, Arne. 2010. Wettability Impacts on Oil Displacement in Large Fractured Carbonate Blocks. Energy & Fuels. 3020-3027.
  • 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. 1164-1169.
  • Fernø, Martin; Torsvik, Magne; Haugland, Sissel; Graue, Arne. 2010. Dynamic laboratory wettability alteration. Energy & Fuels. 3950-3958.
  • 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. 32-38.
  • 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. 253-267.
Faglig foredrag
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Sharma, Mohan; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2018. Integrated CO2 Foam EOR Pilot Program with Combined CCUS in an Onshore Texas Heterogeneous Carbonate Field.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2018. Applications of CO2 as CCUS - Underground CO2 storage and medical visualization.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Sharma, Mohan; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2017. Upscaling CO2 Foam for EOR and CO2 Storage from Lab to Field Scale.
  • Sharma, Mohan; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2017. Numerical Modelling Study for Designing CO2-Foam Field Pilot.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Sharma, Mohan; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2017. CO2 Foam EOR Field Pilot - Pilot Design, Geologic and Reservoir Modelling, and Laboratory Investigations.
  • Brattekås, Bergit; Steinsbø, Marianne; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin; Espedal, Heidi; Seright, Randall S. 2016. New Insight to Wormhole Formation in Polymer Gel during Water Chasefloods using Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • Fernø, Martin; Eide, Øyvind; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Gauteplass, Jarand. 2019. Silica Nanoparticles to Stabilize CO2-foam for Efficient CCUS in Challenging Reservoirs.
  • Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Fernø, Martin; Brattekås, Bergit. 2018. The Onset of Spontaneous Imbibition: How Irregular Fronts Influence Imbibition Rate and Scaling Groups.
  • Fredriksen, Sunniva; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Frøland, Anders; Viken, Anita; 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, SPE .
  • Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Eide, Øyvind; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Graue, Arne; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Sharma, Mohan; Fernø, Martin. 2018. Pore-to Core EOR Upscaling for CO2-foam for CCUS.
  • Ersland, Geir; Almenningen, Stian; Maksim, Lysyy; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2018. Pore-Scale Visualization of Hydrate Formation and Dissociation.
  • Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Noor, Al-Khayyat; Sandra, Heldal; 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.
  • Eide, Øyvind; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Skjeldsvik, Eldri; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Fernø, Martin. 2018. Nanoparticle stabilized foam in harsh conditions for CO2 EOR.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2018. Lessons learned from an ongoing CO2-foam field pilot project.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2018. How to upscale from lab to field?
  • Brattekås, Bergit; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Vabø, Trond; Haugland, Håkon Kyte; Reite, Simon I.; Saunes, Anders S.; Fernø, Martin. 2018. Dos and Don'ts when Developing a System to Investigate Spontaneous Imbibition in Unconsolidated Porous Media.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Sharma, Mohan; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2018. CO2 Foam Field Pilot Test for EOR and CO2 Storage in a Heterogeneous Carbonate Reservoir: Operational Design, Data Collection and Pilot Monitoring Program.
  • Ersland, Geir; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2018. Applications of CO2 as CCUS.
  • Almenningen, Stian; Fotland, Per; Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir. 2018. An experimental investigation of gas production rates during depressurization of sedimentary methane hydrates.
  • Almenningen, Stian; Fotland, Per; Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir; Graue, Arne. 2018. An Experimental Investigation of Gas Production Rates During Depressurization of Sedimentary Methane Hydrates .
  • Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Fernø, Martin. 2017. Unlocking the Potential Without Fracking - CO2 Injection in Tight Shale Oil.
  • 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.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2017. CO2 Foam for Mobility Control for EOR and CO2 Storage in Heterogeneous Reservoirs.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Sharma, Mohan; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2017. CO2 Foam Enhanced Oil Recovery Field Pilots.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Sharma, Mohan; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2017. CO2 Foam EOR Field Pilots as CCUS.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2016. What can we learn from spontaneous imbibition curves?
  • Fernø, Martin; Haugen, Åsmund; Brattekås, Bergit; Morrow, Norman R.; Mason, Geoffrey. 2015. Spontaneous Imbibition Revisited: A New Method to Determine Kr and Pc by Inclusion of the Capillary Backpressure.
  • Fernø, Martin; Haugen, Åsmund; Brattekås, Bergit; Mason, Geoffrey; Morrow, Norman R. 2015. Quick and Affordable SCAL: Spontaneous Core Analysis.
  • Ersland, Geir; Hauge, Lars Petter; Gauteplass, Jarand; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin. 2015. Pore-to-Core Imaging of Hydrate Formation using MRI and Silicon Micromodels.
  • AlMaqbali, Adnan; Agada, Simeon; Geiger, Sebastian; Haugen, Åsmund; Fernø, Martin. 2015. Modelling Foam Displacement in Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs.
  • Brattekås, Bergit; Haugen, Åsmund; Ersland, Geir; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin; Seright, Randall S. 2015. Influence of Rock Saturation and Wettability on Polymer Gel Placement and Stability in Fractured Rocks.
  • Steinsbø, Marianne; Brattekås, Bergit; BØ, KRISTINE; Oppdal, Ingrid; Tunli, Rebecca; Ersland, Geir; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin. 2015. Foam as Mobility Control for Integrated CO2-EOR in Fractured Carbonate.
  • Fernø, Martin; Haugen, Åsmund; Mason, Geoffrey; Morrow, Norman R. 2015. Experimental Verification of the Piston-Like Model for Spontaneous Imbibition Using Positron Emission Tomography.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2015. Does Foam Work in Fractured Systems?
  • Fernø, Martin; Gauteplass, Jarand; Hauge, Lars Petter; Ersland, Geir; Abell, Geir Espen; Adamsen, Tom Christian; Steinsbø, Marianne; Brattekås, Bergit; Graue, Arne. 2015. Combined PET-CT for visualization and quantification of fluid flow in porous rock samples.
  • Ruth, Douglas; Mason, Geoffrey; Fernø, Martin; Haugen, Åsmund; Morrow, Norman R.; Arabjamaloei, Raoul. 2015. A Numerical Simulation of Combined Co-Current Counter-Current Spontaneous Imbibition.
  • Fernø, Martin; Gauteplass, Jarand; Pancharoen, Monrawee; Haugen, Åsmund; Graue, Arne; Kovscek, Anthony R.; Hirasaki, G. 2014. Experimental Study of Foam Generation, Sweep Efficiency and Flow in a Fracture Network.
  • Gauteplass, Jarand; Follesø, Håvard N.; Graue, Arne; Kovscek, Anthony R.; Fernø, Martin. 2013. Visualization of Pore-level Displacement Mechanisms During CO2 Injection and EOR Processes.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2013. Upscaling EOR CO2 injection in fractured reservoirs: from pore scale to block scale.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2013. The Use of New in situ Imaging Techniques for Flow in Porous Media.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2013. Pore‐scale visualization of enhanced oil recovery.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2013. Pore-scale displacement.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2013. Pore-Level Visualization during Waterfloods and CO2 Injections Using Micromodels.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2013. Pore-Level Visualization during Waterfloods and CO2 Floods.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2013. Osmotic Gradients in Mirco-models.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2013. Multiscale Laboratory EOR CO2 injection - from pore scale to block scale.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2013. MRI flow tests in rock samples at HUS.
  • Brattekås, Bergit; Haugen, Åsmund; Ersland, Geir; Eide, Øyvind; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin. 2013. Fracture Mobility Control by Polymer Gel- Integrated EOR in Fractured, Oil-Wet Carbonate Rocks.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2013. EOR by CO2 injection in fractured reservoirs - the need for mobility control and up-scaling.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2013. Current Research within Petroleum and Process Technology.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2013. Connate Water Mobility - Important to low salinity waterflooding?
  • Fernø, Martin. 2012. Using PET/CT as a new Imaging Tool for Core Analysis and Multiphase Flow.
  • Fernø, Martin; Haugen, Åsmund; Graue, Arne. 2012. Surfactant Pre-Floods for Integrated EOR in Fractured, Oil-Wet Carbonate Reservoirs.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2012. SCAL for CO2 based EOR.
  • Fernø, Martin; Gauteplass, Jarand; Nakken Follesø, Håvard; Graue, Arne; Buchgraber, Markus; Kovscek, Anthony. 2012. Pore-Level Visualization during Waterfloods and CO2 injections Using Etched Silicon Wafer Micromodels.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2012. Pore-Level Visualization during Waterfloods and CO2 injections Using Etched Silicon Wafer Micromodels.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2012. Mobility Control for CO2 EOR in Heterogeneous Reservoirs,.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2012. Mobility Control for CO2 EOR in Heterogeneous Reservoirs.
  • Wickramathilaka, Siluni; Howard, James J.; Stevens, Jim C.; Morrow, Norman R.; Mason, Geoffrey; Haugen, Åsmund; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin. 2011. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Oil Recovery During Spontaneous Imbibition From Cores With Two-Ends Open Boundary Condition.
  • Wickramathilaka, Siluni; Howard, James J.; Stevens, James C.; Morrow, Norman R.; Mason, G; Graue, Arne; Haugen, Åsmund; Fernø, Martin. 2011. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Oil Recovery During Spontaneous Imbibition From Cores With Two-Ends Open Boundary Condition.
  • Fernø, Martin; Haugen, Åsmund; Graue, Arne. 2010. Visualizing Oil Displacement in Fractured Carbonate Rocks – Impacts on Oil Recovery at Different Hydrostatic Stress and Wettability Conditions.
  • Haugen, Åsmund; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne; Bertin, Henri. 2010. Experimental Study of Foam Flow in Fractured Oil-Wet Limestone for Enhanced Oil Recovery.
  • Fernø, Martin; Seth, Siddhartha; Graue, Arne. 2009. A Comparative Study of Methods Used to Generate Capillary Pressure Curves.
  • Fernø, Martin; Haugen, Åsmund; Graue, Arne; Howard, James J. 2008. The Significance of Wettability and Fracture Properties on Oil Recovery Efficiency in Fractured Carbonates.
  • Talabi, O; Alsayari, S; Fernø, Martin; Riskedal, Haldis; Graue, Arne; Blunt, M.J. 2008. Pore-scale Simulation of NMR Response in Carbonates.
  • Haugen, Åsmund; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2008. Numerical Simulation and Sensitivity Analysis of In-Situ Fluid Flow in MRI Laboratory Waterfloods of Fractured Carbonate Rocks at Different Wettabilities.
  • Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir; Haugen, Åsmund; Stevens, Jim C.; Howard, James J. 2007. Visualizing fluid flow with MRI in oil-wet fractured carbonate rock.
  • Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir; Haugen, Åsmund; Johannesen, Else Birkeland; Graue, Arne; Stevens, J.; Howard, James. 2007. Impacts From Fractures On Oil Recovery Mechanisms In Carbonate Rocks At Oil-Wet And Water-Wet Conditions - Visualizing Fluid Flow Across Fractures With MRI.
  • Fernø, Martin; Treinen, Rich J.; Graue, Arne. 2007. Experimental Measurements of Capillary Pressure with the Centrifuge Technique – Emphasis on Equilibrium Time and Accuracy in Production.
  • Ersland, Geir; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne; Baldwin, B. A.; Stevens, Jim. 2007. Complementary Imaging of Oil Recovery Mechanisms in Fractured Reservoirs.
  • Haugen, Åsmund; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2007. Comparison of Numerical Simulations and Laboratory Waterfloods in Fractured Carbonates.
Leserinnlegg
  • Fernø, Martin. 2017. Vi kan ikke gamble med nordområdene. Bergens Tidende.
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
  • Fernø, Martin. 2012. Enhanced Oil Recovery in Fractured Reservoirs. IntechOpen.
Mastergradsoppgave
  • Reite, Simon Inge Smenes. 2019. An Experimental Study of Polymer Spontaneous Imbibition in Sandstone .
  • Eldri, Bratland Skjelsvik. 2018. Synergy of Nanoparticles and Surfactants for CO2 Foam Enhanced Oil Recovery and CO2 Storage in Carbonates.
  • Midttveit, Hanne Vikingstad. 2018. Numerisk modellering av varmeoverskudd i grunnvarmeanlegg – Konsekvenser og forebyggende tiltak.
  • Kristiansen, Stine. 2018. Numerical simulation of sweep efficiency by CO2-Foam EOR.
  • Saunes, Anders S. 2018. Establishing a homogeneous and stable sand pack to study parameters during spontaneous imbibition.
  • Vindenes, Elisabeth. 2018. Development and Comparison of Compressor Models for Heat Pump Applications in TRNSYS.
  • Solberg, Petter Davanger. 2017. Polymer Enhanced Foams and Flow Regimes in Unconsolidated Sand.
  • Føyen, Tore Lyngås. 2017. Onset of Spontaneous Imbibition.
  • Castro, Max Andreas Rodriguez. 2017. Numerical analysis on CO2 EOR foam as mobility control in a layered carbonate field pilot.
  • Noor, Al-Khayyat. 2017. Nanoparticle-Stabilized Supercritical CO2-Foams for Mobility Control in Harsh Reservoirs.
  • Særvold Bang, Anna Nikoline. 2017. Injection Strategies for CO2 Foam EOR Mobility Control in a Heterogeneous Carbonate Field Pilot.
  • Polden, Andreas Grøteide. 2017. Foam Generation and Flow in Fractures with Different Aperture.
  • Wergeland, Connie. 2017. Field Pilot Preparations - Determining CO2 Foam Quality for Optimal EOR Mobility Control.
  • Anders, Frøland. 2017. CO2 Foam for Mobility Control and EOR in Fractured Oil-Wet Carbonates Using Wettability Alteration of Fracture Surfaces .
  • Grønvigh, Lars Petter. 2017. Analysis of Enhanced Oil Recovery and Sweep Efficiency from CO2-Foam for CO2 EOR Field Pilot.
  • Ida, Vikingstad. 2017. An Experimental Study of CO2-Foams and Stability of Nanoparticle Dispersions for EOR.
  • Vabø, Trond. 2016. Viscosity Effects on Imbibition Rate and Front Behavior during Co-Current Spontaneous Imbibition in Unconsolidated Porous Media.
  • Haugland, Håkon Kyte. 2016. Spontaneous Imbibition in Sand -Viscosity Effects on Oil Recovery and Flow Using Polymer and Glycerol.
  • Høyvik, Mari. 2016. Special Core Analysis of Low Reservoir Quality Chalk.
  • Lande, Silje. 2016. Polymer Enhanced Foam in Unconsolidated Sand.
  • Ydstebø, Tom. 2013. Enhanced Oil Recovery by injection of CO2 and CO2-Foam with different wettability.
  • Ahmed, Ary. 2013. En eksperimentell studie av CO2 injeksjon for økt oljeutvinning i oppsprukket kalk.
  • Holme Lie, Stig. 2013. Diffusion as an Oil Recovery Mechanism During CO2 Injection in Fractured Reservoirs.
  • Ahmed, Kamal. 2013. CO2 injeksjon for økt oljeutvinning i kalk.
  • Langlo, Stig. 2013. CO2 injection into Limestone rock with foam as mobility control.
  • Baird, Stuart J. E. 2013. CO2 EOR by Diffusion in Fractured Chalk.
  • Christophersen, Anders. 2012. Økt oljeutvinning av injeksjon av CO2-skum i en oppsprukket karbonatberg ved ulike fuktforhold.
  • Skibenes, Ane. 2012. Injeksjon av CO2-skum for økt oljeutvinning i en oppsprukket karbonatbergart under ulike fuktforhold.
  • Nakken Follesø, Håvard. 2012. Fluid Displacements during Multiphase Flow Visualized at the Pore Scale Using Micromodels.
  • Fløysand Tveit, Jørn-Anders. 2012. An Experimental Study of Water Mixing in Carbonate Rocks Using Different Imaging Techniques.
  • Majlaton, Nicolai Ivar. 2012. A Visual Study of CO2 Injection at the Pore Scale using Micromodels.
  • Børve, Bjarte. 2011. Økt oljeutvinning i kalk basert på vannkjemi og potensialbestemmende ioner for endring av fukt.
  • Nybø, Sigurd. 2011. Skaleringskoeffisientens innvirkning på vannflømminger i sandstein og tertiær utvinnig ved bruk av CO2.
  • Gauteplass, Jarand. 2011. Primærdreneringsprosesser ved bruk av gass målt med porøs plate, sentrifuge og under skum injeksjon.
  • Eide, Øyvind. 2011. Integrated EOR and Waterflood Stability Criteria in Carbonate Rock.
  • Grønsdal, Reidar. 2010. Økt oljeutvinning i kalk basert på vannkjemi og potensialbestemmende ioner for endring av fukt.
Doktorgradsavhandling
  • Rognmo, Arthur Uno. 2019. CO2-Foams for Enhanced Oil Recovery and CO2 Storage.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul. 2018. Upscaling CO2 Foam for Enhanced Oil Recovery and CO2 Storage from Laboratory to Field Scale: An Integrated Approach to Designing a Field Pilot Test .
  • Fredriksen, Sunniva. 2018. The Use of CO2 Foam Mobility Control for Enhanced Oil Recovery and Associated CO2 Storage. A Multi-Scale Approach for Lab-to-Field Applications.
  • Steinsbø, Marianne. 2016. Enhanced Oil Recovery by CO2 Injection in Fractured Reservoirs. Emphasis on Wettability and Water Saturation.
  • Gauteplass, Jarand. 2015. Pore-to-Core Laboratory Upscaling and Visualization of Enhanced Oil Recovery and CO2 Storage.
  • Brattekås, Bergit. 2014. Conformance Control for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Fractured Reservoirs.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2008. A Study of Capillary Pressure and Capillary Continuity in Fractured Rocks.
Intervju
  • Fernø, Martin. 2016. Her bruker Statoil sykehusutstyr for å få ut mer olje.
  • Fernø, Martin. 2016. Bruker sykehus-skanner til å kartlegge CO2-lagring.
Programledelse
  • Fernø, Martin; Brattekås, Bergit. 2019. Fysikk TV.
  • Brattekås, Bergit; Fernø, Martin. 2019. CO2-skum betrar undergrunnslagring av CO2.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Fernø, Martin; Brattekås, Bergit. 2018. The Onset of Spontaneous Imbibition: How Irregular Fronts Influence Imbibition Rate and Scaling Groups. 13 sider.
  • Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Sharma, Mohan; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Eide, Øyvind; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin. 2018. Pore-to Core EOR Upscaling for CO2-foam for CCUS.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Sharma, Mohan; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2018. Integrated CO2 Foam EOR Pilot Program with Combined CCUS in an Onshore Texas Heterogeneous Carbonate Field.
  • Almenningen, Stian; Fotland, Per; Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir. 2018. An experimental investigation of gas production rates during depressurization of sedimentary methane hydrates.
  • Sharma, Mohan; Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2017. Numerical Modelling Study for Designing CO2-foam Field Pilot. 15 sider.
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • Brattekås, Bergit; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Reite, Simon I.; Saunes, Anders S.; Fernø, Martin. 2007. Do’s and Don’ts When Developing a System to Investigate Spontaneous Imbibition in Unconsolidated Porous Media.
  • Brattekås, Bergit; Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Vabø, Trond; Haugland, Håkon Kyte; Reite, Simon I.; Saunes, Anders S.; Fernø, Martin. 2007. Dos and Don'ts when Developing a System to Investigate Spontaneous Imbibition in Unconsolidated Porous Media.
Poster
  • Føyen, Tore Lyngås; Gauteplass, Jarand; Benali, Benyamine; Fernø, Martin. 2019. Automated Quantitative Micromodel Image Analysis Applied to High-Pressure CO2 Foam Injections.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Sharma, Mohan; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Guoqing, Jian; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne; Ersland, Geir. 2018. CO2 Field Pilots.
  • Almenningen, Stian; Flatlandsmo, Josef; Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir. 2017. Direct pore-level visualization of methane hydrate growth in an authentic sandstone replicate.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Sharma, Mohan; Fredriksen, Sunniva; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2017. CO2 Foam Field Pilot for Mobility Control for EOR in a Heterogeneous Carbonate Reservoir; Pilot Design, Geologic and Reservoir Modeling, Numerical Modeling, and Laboratory Investigations.
  • Alcorn, Zachary Paul; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne. 2016. Workflow for Optimal Injection of CO2 to Enhance Oil Recovery in Mature Oil Fields: A Preliminary Study for a Field Pilot Program.
  • Fredriksen, Sunniva; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Sandengen, Kristian; Fernø, Martin. 2016. Wettability Effects on Osmosis as an Oil Mobilization Mechanism during Low Salinity Waterflooding.
  • Almenningen, Stian; Flatlandsmo, Josef; Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir. 2016. Production of Sedimentary Methane Hydrates by Depressurization.
  • Fredriksen, Sunniva; Rognmo, Arthur Uno; Fernø, Martin. 2016. Pore-Scale Mechanisms during Low Salinity Waterflooding: Water Diffusion and Osmosis for Oil Mobilization.
  • Ruth, Douglas; Fernø, Martin; Haugen, Åsmund; Arabjamaloei, Raoul; Brattekås, Bergit. 2016. Matching Experimental Saturation Profiles by Numerical Simulation of Combined Co-/Counter-Current Spontaneous Imbibition.
  • Sharma, Mohan; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne; Skjæveland, Svein Magne. 2016. CO2-Foam EOR Field Pilots.
  • AlMaqbali, Adnan; Geiger, Sebastian; Haugen, Åsmund; Fernø, Martin. 2015. Laboratory and Inter-Well Scale Modelling of Foam Injection in Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs.
  • Steinsbø, Marianne; Brattekås, Bergit; Fernø, Martin; Ersland, Geir; Graue, Arne. 2014. SUPERCRITICAL CO2 INJECTION FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY IN FRACTURED CHALK.
  • Steinsbø, Marianne; Graue, Arne; Fernø, Martin. 2014. A SYSTEMATIC INVESTIGATION OF WETTING STABILITY IN AGED CHALK.
  • Hauge, Lars Petter; Gauteplass, Jarand; Mathiassen, Thomas; Kvinge, Glenn-André; Birkedal, Knut Arne; Ersland, Geir; Fernø, Martin; Graue, Arne; Ramstad, Thomas; Rueslåtten, Håkon. 2013. Pore-scale Modeling and In-situ Imaging of CO2 Injection in Brine Saturated Sandstone.
  • Gauteplass, Jarand; Fernø, Martin. 2012. Pore-level fluid displacement mechanisms in etched silicon wafer micromodels.
  • Gauteplass, Jarand; Fernø, Martin; Follesø, H.N.; Graue, Arne. 2012. Pore-Level Multiphase Flow Investigation in Etched Silicon Wafer Micromodels.
Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
  • 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. 1916-1929.
Faglig kapittel
  • Brattekås, Bergit; Fernø, Martin. 2016. New Insight from Visualization of Mobility Control for Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Polymer Gels and Foams. 101-122. I:
    • Romero-Zeròn, Laura. 2016. CHEMICAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY (CEOR)- A PRACTICAL OVERVIEW. IntechOpen.

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Subsurface Carbonate CO2 Storage and Security (2018-2021)

Globale energistrategier må gjenspeile dagens klimautfordringer, og CO2-lagring er en storskala industriell løsning for å redusere utslipp av antropogen CO2 fra fossile kilder. Gjennom fangstteknologi kan CO2 injiseres i porøse, sedimentære, geologiske lag i undergrunnen der den lagres. Lagringseffektivitet og sikkerhet er påvirket av den strukturelle integriteten til lagringsformasjonen og fortregningsmekanismer av injisert CO2.

Prosjektet fokuserer på det siste trinnet i CCS (karbonfangst og lagring) - injeksjon og lagring av CO2 i undergrunnen - med vekt på karbonater. Karbonatbergarter er ekstremt reaktive, og sammen med deres svært heterogene porestruktur, representerer de komplisert reaktivt transportproblem for CO2 lagring. Prosjektet vil utvide eksisterende kunnskap om CO2 lagring i karbonatreservoarer for å overbevise samfunnet om at CCS er viktig i overgangen til et fossilfritt energimarked. Prosjektet har to arbeidspakker innen på væskeflyt og fangstmekanismer av CO2 som benytter nye, sofistikerte eksperimentelle verktøy utviklet av forskergruppen: 1) mikromodeller med representativ geokjemi og 2) avbildning av væskeflyt med positronemisjonstomografi (PET).

Resultater fra forskningen vil også være svært relevant for grunnvannstrøm, deponering av radioaktivt avfall, oljeutvinning og forurensning i jord. Projektet er ledet av Universitetet i Bergen, Institutt for fysikk og teknologi med en stipendiat, en forsker og seks masterstudenter. Internasjonalt samarbeid med Stanford University (USA) og Montanuniversität Leoben (Østerrike).

 

 

Nanoparticles to Stabilize CO2-foam for Efficient CCUS in Challenging Reservoirs (2017-2020)

Prosjektet vil etablere attraktive industrielle løsninger som reduserer karbonfotavtrykket gjennom kombinert lagring av klimagassen CO2 og økt oljeproduksjon i modne felt ved bruk av nanoteknologi for å stabilisere CO2-skum. Globale energi strategier må reflektere dagens klimautfordringer, og lagring av CO2 er en storskala løsning for å redusere utslipp av menneskeskapt CO2 fra fossilt brensel. Fangst av CO2 er dyrt og energikrevende, og industrien trenger økonomiske insentiver til å iverksette storskala CO2 fangst og lagring. CO2 skum kan realisere disse verdiene og samtidig gi en positiv synergi mellom behovet for mer energi kombinert med muligheten for reduksjon av CO2 utslipp og karbon lagring ved permanent, sikker og billig lagring av CO2 i modne oljefelt. Et internasjonalt samarbeid med anerkjente forskere fra University of Calgary, Canada og Stanford University, USA vil bruke nanoteknologi for å forbedre CO2 skum. Nanoteknologi har potensiale til å forbedre flere av dagens EOR teknologier i reservoarmiljøer med høy temperatur og salinitet

 

CO2 Storage from Lab to On-Shore Field Pilots: Using CO2-Foam for Mobility Control in CCUS (2016-2019)

An international collaboration, including 6 universities and 7 oil and service companies in Europe and USA, combines expertise and the common goal to develop and test CO2 foam systems with mobility control at laboratory and field scale to optimize CO2 storage in the form of CO2 integrated EOR and CO2 aquifer sequestration. CO2 foam systems for mobility control will be developed and tested in three inexpensive confirmed on-shore US field pilots, in both clastic and carbonate reservoirs. Assisted by field experience from the US pilots CO2 Foam EOR for field implementation on NCS will be developed. Important for use on NCS is screening of surfactants to find the most environmental friendly chemicals, to include various types of reservoir rocks to reflect NCS conditions and to include various types of fractures and heterogeneities that are most important for NCS applications. 

 

Wettability changes during polymer injection in unconsolidated sands (2017-2020)

Polymer injection for reduction of water permeability is widely used in the industry to reduce water cut in production wells. It may also be used during EOR operations to improve the mobility ratio between the injected aqueous phase and the crude oil. The polymer reduces the flow of water more effectively than reducing the flow of oil and several mechanisms for this behavior have been proposed including shrinking/swelling, preferred pathways, wall effects and wettability effects. This project proposal will focus on the latter two effects, with emphasis on the effect of wettability. In particular, one key question to answer is if polymer treatment of the reservoir will change the wetting properties of the reservoir.

 

Wetting in porous media, a multi-method approach to measurement, imaging and modelling (2015-2020)

In order to perform coordinated investigations on molecular, microscopic and macroscopic scales related to wettability properties, we have established an interdisciplinary group of researchers with complementary competence and equipment from The Department of Physics and Technology (IFT) and The Department of Chemistry (KI). The group is also in close cooperation with Statoil’s laboratories at Sandsli. The overall objective of this project proposal is to couple wetting properties on the molecular scale with the flow response on core-scale using a multi-scale approach: 1) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) measurements for fundamental wettability characterization on the fluid-solid interface. 2) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) characterization and flow imaging on the pore scale and core scale. 3) Modeling combined with field pilot on the reservoir scale in parallel activities.