Annual One Day Seminar 2015

One-day PhD seminar
Theme: Petroleum Research- and Educational Collaboration with USA

Place: Petroleum Museum, Stavanger
Time: Nov 26th

Provided by: NFiP in collaboration with NorTex Petroleum Cluster (

09:30 Registration and Coffee

10:00 Welcome
Prof. Arne Graue, Petroleum Research School of Norway, Leader and Elected Chairman of the Executive Board of NFiP

10:10 Trade, Research and Educational Relations between USA and Norway – Historic Review and Current Opportunities
Jostein Mykletun, Former Consulate General of Norway in Houston, TX, USA

10:40 OG21 Technology Strategies
Arne Holhjem, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD)

11:10 An Oil-Industry in Transition – Opportunities and Challenges
Frode Berge, Stavanger Chamber of Commerce

11:30 Road Map for Collaboration with USA – Emphasizing Opportunities for Expanding Petroleum Research and Educational Collaborations with USA
Aage Stangeland, Norwegian Research Council (NFR)

12:00 NorTex Petroleum Cluster
Prof. Arne Graue, Chairman of the Board of NorTex Petroleum Cluster

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Petroleum and Society: The Economics of a Carbon Constrained Society – Global Context and the Case of North Dakota
Prof. Pål Davidsen, David Wheat and Eduard Romanenko, System Dynamics Group, Department of Geography, University of Bergen

14:00 Common Oil and Gas Research Challenges for USA and Norway – Experience from Bakken Oil and Gas Production
Prof. Torleiv Bilstad, University of Stavanger

14:30 Upscaling EOR from Laboratory to the Field – CO2 Foam EOR Field Pilots in Texas
Prof. Arne Graue, Dept. of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen

15:00 Coffee

PhD to PhD presentations

15:20 Seismic Anisotropy: What, How and Why
Yuriy Ivanov (NTNU)

15:40 The Effect of Fluid Flow in Relay Ramps on Seismic Images
Charlotte Botter (UiS)

16:00 Preliminary Results from a Field Pilot Workflow for CO2 EOR in Mature Fields
Zach Alcorn (UiB)

16:30 Guided tours of the Norwegian Petroleum Museum

17:40 Reception and Aperitifs

18:00 Dinner at Bølgen & Moi, Norwegian Petroleum Museum