The fluid laboratory consists of various fluid cells and apparatus for fluid studies:
The fluid laboratory is well equipped to perform a large range of fluid studies under realistic conditions including HPHT conditions up to 1400 bars and 210 °C. All basic fluid properties may be measured in the laboratory including preparations and recombination of fluid samples. The laboratory is conducting research in fluid behaviour and fluid properties including miscibility studies. The work is mostly related to enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes including CO2 injection for EOR as well as studies of CO2 behaviour and diffusion properties. The laboratory is also equipped for compositional analysis and various chemical analyses. The fluid laboratory is working in close connection with the core laboratory. The fluid laboratory is also working in close cooperation with other SINTEF PR laboratories within geochemical analysis and rock characterization and rock mechanics. In addition, SINTEF PR is collaborating with the laboratories of Institute of Petroleum, NTNU, such as fluid analysis and rheology.
The laboratory offers a wide range of services and special research experiments. Some of the more standard experiments and tests are listed below: Preparation and recombination of fluids