Eni Norge's reservoir engineering activities are closely connected with the company's ownership interests on the Norwegian shelf. We carry out such work both in fields which we operate ourselves and in fields operated by our partners in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.
The activities are connected specifically with field planning, development and production. The department also contributes to all phases of exploration and portfolio activities.
The department consists of three principal technical fields:
• Geotechnology (geology, geophysics and petrophysics)
• Reservoir technology
• Petroleum technology
The activity consists principally of mapping and modelling reservoirs. Modelling provides an estimate of the volume and distribution of hydrocarbons in place and the simulations are used as the basis for strategies for draining a field. The locations of wells are decided and the best method of achieving pressure drive or IOR (Improved Oil Recovery) is determined. During field development, detailed objectives are established for data acquisition and well location, and rigorous monitoring is carried out to ensure that these objectives are achieved.
In the final phase of development, plans are prepared for clean-up of wells and production start-up. During the production phase, measurements of pressure, flow rate and fluid properties are used to optimise the extraction of oil and gas, as well as to control the injection of water and any IOR methods in use. The department prepares an estimate of future oil and gas production, as well as the volume of the remaining reserves.
List of research projects.