PoreLab’s first international workshop was held in Oslo from 6th to 8th September 2017, at the historical Soria Moria hotel. Lectures in various disciplines of porous media was given by national and international invited speakers, followed by poster sessions.
The PoreLab kick off workshop was led by Professor and Center vice Director, Knut Måløy, and opened by the Director Professor Alex Hansen.
The PoreLab team and co-workers. Photo: Marie-Laure Olivier
The vision for PoreLab is ambitious and high risk. It addresses fundamental scientific questions in a field which, historically, have been dedicated to specific applications. The center focuses on the physics of porous media using experimental, theoretical and computational methods. It is led by scientists from physics, chemistry and reservoir engineering.
The PoreLab team is now seeking to bring the field to a new general level, creating possibilities to solve new applications, and to anchor the foundation of PoreLab nationally and internationally by assembling the best scientists in the field.
Here is how I see it: after ten years, I need to be able to look 250 average taxpayers in the eyes and tell them “What we did was worth every penny you have paid in taxes for the last ten years.” My aim is to be able to look them in the eyes with pride. Center Director Alex Hansen.
Building the platform for years to come
The workshop presented the foremost scientific circles from academia and industry with an opportunity to meet, and develop research interests. Lectures in various disciplines of porous media were given by national and international invited speakers, followed by poster sessions.
The goal is to build the platform for years to come and lay the foundation for the assignment: to advance the understanding of flow in porous media.
The PoreLab kick off workshop was led by the Center vice Director, Professor Knut Måløy, and was opened by the Center Director, Professor Alex Hansen.
Center director Alex Hansen (in front), with Morten Dæhlen (to the left), Dean at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo, and Øyvind Gregersen, Dean at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, NTNU. Foto: Marie-Laure Olivier
Alex Hansen, Center Director, welcome address
Porous media, statistical physics and thermodynamics
- Øivind Wilhelmsen (SINTEF) The equilibrium and nonequilibrium lives of droplets and bubbles
- Dick Bedeaux (NTNU) Ensemble Distribution for Immiscible Two- Phase Flow in Porous Media
- Claire Chassagne (TU Delft) Electrokinetic response of porous media
- Seyed Ali Ghoreishian Amiri (NTNU) Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Coupling in Geomechanics
- Eirik Grude Flekkøy (UiO) Statistical mechanics and dispersion in porous media
- Sondre Schnell (NTNU) Nanothermodynamics to bridge nano and mesoscopic scales
- Bjørn Hafskjold (NTNU) Molecular dynamics simulations of Soret effects and fluid flow in a porous medium
- Joseph D. Seymour (Montana State Univ.) NMR measurement of hydrodynamic dispersion in porous media: structure, dynamics and statistical mechanics
Steady states in porous flows
- Knut Jørgen Måløy (UiO) Steady state simultaneous two-phase flow in porous media: An experimental study
- Santanu Sinha (Beijing Computational Science Research Center) Steady-state two-phase flow in porous media
- Marios Valavanides (TEI Athens) Steady-state two-phase flow in porous media: independent variables, critical flow conditions, universal energy efficiency map and effective, flow and system characterization
- Laurent Talon (FAST) On the determination of a generalized Darcy equation for yield stress fluid in porous media
Porous structures and flow in rocks and soil
- Bjørn Jamtveit (UiO) Controls on pore space evolution in the Earth’s crust
- Renaud Toussaint (Univ. Strasbourg) Flow in rocks
- Steinar Nordal (NTNU) Critical State Soil Mechanics
- Gustav Grimstad (NTNU) Constitutive modelling of frozen soils
Imaging and flow characterization
- Geir Helgesen (IFE) Electrokinetic response of porous media
- Pål-Eric Øren (Petricore DRS) Multiscale digital rock analysis
- Ståle Fjeldstad (Thermo Fischer Scientific) Thermo Fisher Scientfic Digital Rock Products and R&D
- Dag Dysthe (UiO) Microfluidic Lab.
- Dag Werner Breiby (NTNU) Quantitative 3D imaging of porous materials
Patterns in porous media
- Bjørnar Sandnes (Swansea Univ.) Patterns of the gas-liquid-grain interface
- Joachim Mathiesen (NBI, Copenhagen) Permeability fluctuations in two-phase porous flow
- Santucci Stéphane (ENS Lyon) Foam flow in model fracture
- Dani Or (ETH Zurich) Pore scale view of fluid displacement fronts in porous media
Complex surface effects
- Sarah Codd (Montana State Univ.) Biofilms, Porous Media and NMR
- Steven Bryant (University of Calgary) Wettability-induced Flow Instabilities of Nanoparticle-stabilized Emulsions
- Carl Fredrik Berg (NTNU) Transport and pore structure
- Majid Hassanizadeh (Utrecht University) Dynamic capillarity effect in two-phase flow through porous media
- Ole Torsæter (NTNU) The concept of wettability in petroleum reservoir engineering.
- Signe Kjelstrup (NTNU) Water and power production from industrial waste heat using nanoporous membranes
- Per Arne Slotte (NTNU) A petroleum tainted view on the challenges in two-phase flow
- Ursula Gibson (NTNU) 2-phase flow in semiconductor core fibers
- Fridtjov Ruden (Ruden A/S) Stacking of multiple aquifers in crystalline aquifers
- Odne Stokke Burheim (NTNU) Partially wetted porous electrodes in operation: Heat generation and thermal conductivity in Fuel cells, supercapacitors, and Li-ion batteries.
- Srutarshi Pradhan (NTNU ) Fracture propagation during fluid injection in reservoirs
- Jan Øystein Haavig Bakke (Schlumberger Stavanger) Reservoir monitoring and upscaling