Strategic Research Area/Infrastructure

Our strategic research area at WIP platform encompasses cutting-edge labs and projects, integrating digitalization and automation to advance well integrity operations for robust industry applications.

The image below is an overview of the strategic research areas and infrastructure. It outlines different labs and stations, each with specific functions and associated representative projects:

Hydrogen Lab: This lab consists of two sub-sections in which different barrier elements are exposed to hydrogen statically and dynamically. The ultimate goal is that the exposure effect will be monitored and studied in-situ.

Cement Lab & HPHT Equipment: This lab focused on the study and testing of cement used in drilling operations, possibly exploring the cement's properties and its role in wellbore integrity.Moreover High Pressure High Temperature equipment is crucial for simulating the extreme conditions found in downhole environments to test the performance of materials and equipment.

Durability Station: Here our focus is related to the longevity and performance of materials used in industry under varying conditions.another focal point is to replace traditional destructive tests like UCS, TCS with non-destructive ones employing ultrasonic measurements, fiber optics and other technologies.

Digitalization & Automation Stations: This involves digitization and data analytics to improve displacement of fluids in well and to increase the success of CCS projects,  In Automation Station we Focus on the use of autonomous systems and real-time decision-making in drilling operations, which can enhance efficiency and safety. Other related projects include Digital Assessment of Well Integrity(DAWI) and Detecting Downhole Drilling Events (DDDE).

CO2 Station: Our objective here are monitoring the progress and limitations of carbonation in cement and looking at how CO2 interacts with different well integrity elements.

Energy Storage Station: This station is involved in the research of storing energy, linked to underground gas storage (UGS) projects.

Matrix Integrity Station: Here we emphasize the study and preservation of structural integrity within various matrix materials. This station also focuses on H2/CO2 Permeability which in turn indicates a focus on studying the permeability of materials to hydrogen and carbon dioxide, vital for understanding seal integrity in wells.