Work packages

WP1: WELL BARRIER MATERIALS AND INTEGRITY

Dr. Ragnhild Skorpa holds a PhD in physical chemistry from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Since 2014 she has been working as a research scientist at SINTEF, within Drilling and Well. Her main field of competence lies within well integrity and Plug and Abandonment, where she has been leading several research projects and is one of SINTEFs key researchers on cement sheath integrity. She leads WP1 Well Barrier Materials and Integrity where the objective is to obtain a fundamental understanding of sealing ability, failure mechanisms and resulting leak rates of different barrier materials.

Contact Ragnhild Skorpa

E-mail: Ragnhild.skorpa@sintef.no

Tel.: + 47 414 57 836


WP2: BARRIERS FOR STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

Viktoriya Yarushina is a SWIPA board member and a leader for the work package on “Barriers for storage and disposal.” She holds the position of Department Head for Reservoir Technology at IFE. She is also actively involved in the National Centre for Sustainable Utilization of Energy Resources on the Norwegian Shelf (NCS2030). Her research interests are focused on coupled processes of fluid flow, chemical reactions, mass transfer, and deformation in the subsurface, with applications to the energy transition, CCS, P&A, and hydrogen storage. Her research involves a range of approaches from experimental work, through chemical and isotopic analysis, to numerical simulations.

Contact Viktoriya Yarushina

E-mail: Viktoriya.yarushina@ife.no

Tel.: + 47 453 94 745


WP3: UPSCALING AND TESTING

Erlend Randeberg is a senior research scientist at NORCE, located in Stavanger. He has a PhD in experimental physics and has project experience within drilling, well integrity, cementing, plug and abandonment etc. in close collaboration with industry. In SFI SWIPA, he is manager for work package 3, entitled “Upscaling and testing”. The main aim of the activities is to investigate scaling effects, which can be both physical and operational, and hereby bring technologies closer to field use through testing and demonstration. Full-scale experience and test facilities are key elements in qualifying new technologies and contributing to innovations.

Contact Erlend Randeberg

E-mail: erra@norceresearch.no

Tel.: + 47 936 22 917


WP4: INNOVATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Trine Marie Stene is a senior scientist at SINTEF and holds a PhD in Education, NTNU, Norway (2005). In SWIPA she is the leader of one of the work packages (WP4 Innovations and technology development). She has more than 30 years of R&D and innovation experience related to sectors as: Petroleum, Transport, Space, and Construction industry. Several national and international publications.

Main research topics: Resilience and safety; Human-technology-organisation interactions; Learning as individuals, teams and organisations.

Contact Trine Marie Stene

E-mail: trine.m.stene@sintef.no

Tel.: + 47 934 12 584