The Haltenbanken area in the Norwegian Sea contains a number of challenging oil and gas fields that require advanced technology for improving the oil recovery. This year the focus will be on the Heidrun Field.
Good technical management of oil fields under planning and production is the key for increased oil recovery, and thus to higher value creation for society. At the same time minimizing the environmental impact of the production is important.
The group projects will naturally have a basis in petroleum geosciences and petroleum engineering, however, students from other technology areas are welcomed. Sufficient training will be given as needed. Each group will consist of students from various study programs in order to form a multidisciplinary team. Each group will be assigned advisors both from NTNU and Statoil.
The group projects that will be assigned will be relevant for students from all technical study programs at NTNU. All groups will have two or more petroleum students in order to help non-petroleum students initially with terminology, technical concepts, etc.
About the village
Haltenbanken – west of Trøndelag in the Norwegian Sea, is an interesting area for both production and exploration. First production from Haltenbanken started in 1995. This year a new village is established based on challenges from this area. Several fields are in production and new fields are under development. At Haltenbanken you find the following fields in production; Heidrun, Åsgard including Smørbukk, Smørbukk Sør and Midgard, Kristin, Tyrihans, Morvin, Mikkel and Njord. All these fields are operated from Stjørdal in Mid-Norway.
.All fields are working with oil and gas recovery challenges in many different ways. It is important to keep up the work to increase the recovery factor to delay the declining production. All new ideas are valuable for further investigation within all type of disciplines – reservoir, production, geophysics, geology, petrophysics, drilling and completion. We seek your expertise to add value to this important work.
The professional task in this project will be divided in two parts. First part will focus on increased oil recovery on all the fields in the Haltenbanken area. The second part this year will have main focus on the Heidrun field.
The database of the Heidrun Field will be available during autumn and will be regularly updated. The data will be an important basis for all project work in the village.
The second day of the Haltenbanken Village a group of experts from Statoil in Stjørdal will spend a full day with the student groups presenting current challenges in production of the fields in Haltenbanken area. This year Heidrun will be the main field of interest, but all fields will be presented. The actual group projects will be defined by the groups in collaboration with NTNU and Statoil after this day. The entire village will go to Stjørdal early in the semester in order to discuss progress with the advisors from Statoil.
Additional Web page: http://www.ipt.ntnu.no/~kleppe/HaltenbankenVillage2014/