Research Leader: Jan Tveranger
Geology defines the four-dimensional physical framework in which petroleum is generated, moved, trapped and produced. A sound understanding of the geometry and properties of structural, sedimentological and diagenetic features, and the processes by which they are formed, is essential for any activity involving extraction or Injection of fluid or gas into the underground. By implementing geological data and know-how in computer models of sub surface reservoirs, the 3D architecture and property distributions, and thereby fluid flow in sub-surface reservoirs can be forecast.
Geo-scientific research at CIPR focuses on characterization and modelling of reservoirs rocks for petroleum production and exploration as well as CO2 sequestration.Key research topics include acquisition and handling of outcrop data for modelling purposes, improved modelling methods, and charting the impact of geological features on sub-surface fluid flow.
Projects conducted by the geoscience group are largely multidisciplinary involving reservoir engineering, geophysics, mathematics and computer science in addition to traditional geology. The geoscience group cooperates with a number of Norwegian and foreign universities and research institutes through ongoing projects, including: